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Bed Bugs Control

How Did We Get Bedbugs?

Finding out that your home or business has a bedbug infestation is quite a shock. You’ll probably ask yourself, “how did I let this happen”? The fact is, bedbugs are the ultimate hitchhikers. Bedbugs can hitch a ride in your luggage, clothing, or could have been brought into your home or business by a recent visitor. Be cautious if you’re considering buying used furniture. Bedbugs can gain entry to your home or business and then move on to other rooms. Because bedbugs are extremely small and can easily conceal themselves in tiny spaces, they are difficult to detect. While they are not a nesting pest like ants or bees, they do tend to gather in groups in places they can stay hidden. In the home, some of the favorite hiding places are your mattress or box springs, couches, and headboards. This gives them easy access to you at night while you sleep, as they feed solely on blood. In time as they increase in numbers they may move to other locations in your home.

Facts About Bedbugs

While it’s not thought that bedbugs are capable of transmitting diseases, they are more than a nuisance. Bedbugs don’t fly. Perhaps if they did, they’d be easier to detect. They are however sprinters that can move quickly over floors, walls and ceilings. Because they can travel quickly throughout your home it’s important to recognize the problem and deal with it before other areas of your home become affected. It’s not unusual for many people to assume they have a flea or mosquito problem and not a bedbug problem. While bedbug bites are not painful, in time they will become an itchy welt. While a flea bite tends to be around the ankles, bedbug bites can be scattered over any exposed part of the body, like head, hands, necks and arms.

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Signs You Have a Bedbug Infestation & Why Dealing with the Problem Through Do-It-Yourself Methods Will Fail

A bedbug infestation often isn’t recognized until the problem becomes severe. As stated above, it’s common to attribute bites to fleas or other pests. In order to deal effectively with an infestation, you first must properly recognize the signs that you have bedbugs. Here are the most common signs:

  • You notice red bites to your hands, arms, neck or any area of the body that might be exposed while sleeping
  • You notice tiny blood stains on your walls, bedding or clothing
  • Your bed starts to produce a musty odor in the bedroom
  • You find larvae or eggs in your bed or on your sheets. And of course, if you see visible bedbugs it’s time to act immediately

Trying to deal with bedbugs without the help of a professional pest control company rarely eliminates the problem. Over the counter remedies just aren’t going to reach all the potential hiding places for bedbugs and their eggs. In the long run you may try dealing with the infestation yourself only to find the infestation has spread even further throughout your home

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How We Treat Bedbugs

The professionals at Al Harris Pest Control are experts at eliminating bedbugs. Getting rid of a bedbug infestation begins with a thorough inspection. Only a thorough inspection by a trained technician will determine the severity of the infestation. Once we know the extent of the problem, we’ll develop a comprehensive and customized treatment plan. We use a combination of insecticide dust and sprays that are designed to reach the cracks, crevices and tiny spaces that hide bedbugs and their eggs. We will instruct you as to how to prepare your home. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully. Doing so will result in the results you want. No more bedbugs! Our treatment does require that you leave your property for 3 to 4 hours but you can safely return with no worries about any residual chemical issues. In about 2 weeks we’ll come back again for a second treatment. This is an insurance that no surviving bedbugs are left in your home or business.

Why Choose Al Harris Pest Control?

Since 1978, Al Harris Pest Control has been Sarasota and Manatee counites # 1 choice for Residential & Commercial Pest Control and Wildlife Removal. Whether you are a homeowner, general manager, contractor, property manager, office manager or business owner, we have worked with thousands of customers successfully removing pests and wildlife.

Al Harris Pest Control is dedicated to every customer and strives to give each client the best in high-quality services and products. If you need quality residential or commercial pest control services, don’t wait! Contact Al Harris Pest Control today to schedule your inspection and get your free estimate.

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Areas We Service

Sarasota County

Bee Ridge, Englewood, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Laurel, Lido Key, Myakka, Nokomis, North Port, North Sarasota, Osprey, Plantation, Sarasota, Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, Southgate, South Sarasota, South Venice, St Armands Key, Tallevast, The Meadows, University Park, Vamo, Venice, Venice Gardens

Manatee County

Anna Maria Island, Bayshore Gardens, Braden River, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton East, Cortez, Ellenton, Homes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Oneco, Palmetto, Palma Sola, Parrish, Samoset, Snead Island, South Bradenton, Memphis, West Bradenton, Whitfield

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Phone:  (941) 378-0000
Fax: (941) 378-9996


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Al Harris Pest Control Inc
6100 Palmer Blvd. Unit A
Sarasota , FL 34232

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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