When you provide professional rodent and pest control service, you become immune to the skin crawling sensation laymen get when they see a particularly excessive number of ants, beetles, termites, bedbugs, or any other type of common household pest. Even when these invaders don’t pose outright health risks, their mere presence is associated with poor hygiene and general disgust. Fortunately, a regular household pest control process can help ward off the most unwelcome visitors of all, bedbugs.
“Bedbugs are a growing problem in Florida,” or so said a newspaper headline… in 2010. Since then, the Palm Beach Post reported on the top 50 cities in the country fighting the scourge of bed bugs. Fortunately for Florida residents, all of the top 30 offending cities were located outside of the Sunshine State, but even so, Tampa made the list at 31, Orlando/Daytona Beach came in at number 38, and Miami/Fort Lauderdale came in at 43.
However, even though Florida cities didn’t make the top of the list, there’s a very simple reason why you need to watch out for bed bugs in Florida. Bedbugs are also known as the hitchhiker bug, and when people have an infestation in their home, they unwittingly bring the bugs with them when they travel. That’s why top tourist destination like Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles were all included in the top five of the list.
Simply put, where tourists go, bedbugs will sometimes follow. That’s because they can worm their way into any type of textile, including suitcases. Fortunately for the residents of Florida, the state has taken a proactive approach to the pest control process, which has largely kept the bugs in check over the years.
This just goes to show how a routine pest control process can do wonders for your home. If you want to keep ants, spiders, beetles, mice, termites, and any other common household pests out of your residence, then you need to regularly employ pest control solutions.
This means you must treat your own home with your preferred form of pest control, be it diatomaceous earth or store bought pesticides. But you must also hire professional pest control services as well, once or twice a year, if you really want to keep the bedbugs from biting. These simple household pest control methods are well worth the investment. Don’t believe us? Just Google “bedbug infestation,” if you have the stomach for it…