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Bed Bug Identification

A bite from a bed bug resembles other types of insect bites. You will usually experience a bright red center with a lighter, swollen bump around the bite. In rare instances, a rash or welt can occur.

close up of a bed bug under a microscope - Florida Pest Control, Gainesville FL

Common places to find bed bugs include box springs, mattresses, baseboards, mattress tags, suitcases, upholstered furniture, picture frames, suitcases, and more!

Bed bugs are small and nocturnal, so it isn’t always easy to tell if you’ve got an infestation. However, the sooner you catch a bed bug problem, the easier it is to treat. Here, we explore the most common signs of bed bugs and what to do if you find them.

From staying in an infested hotel to sitting in a crowded theater, there are dozens of ways you can pick up bed bugs. Here in Florida, these are the most common reasons why people end up with an infestation.

Bed bugs are every homeowner’s nightmare, but fortunately, not every insect you find in your room is a bed bug. From carpet beetles to booklice, there are actually several insects that look like bed bugs but behave much differently.

Bed bugs are nocturnal insects notorious for biting and feeding on hosts throughout the night. These bites are often itchy and painful, but how can you tell them apart from other insect bites? Learn how to identify and treat bed bug bites, as well as what you should do if you find them.