Consistent with what is seen in other areas, bed bugs Florida cases are
predominantly found in the top tourist areas, particularly Ft.
Lauderdale and Miami. Bed bugs are always found in areas that
experience a large temporary population such as hotels, apartments and
college dorms. In 2010 81 hotels/motels
reported a bed bug problem. Another sign that the problem is growing is
the increasing number of Florida exterminators that now specialize in
bed bugs, a factor that didn't even exist several years ago. Government
resources and advice for Florida renters and homeowners can be
Bed bugs Florida problems are on the rise. The
reports of Florida bed bugs are in counties that are popular with
tourists. This includes Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) and
Orange County (Orlando, Disney, Universal). There are 136 hotels that
have received Bed Bug complaints from consumers in Orlando alone. Check
tips for how to inspect a hotel room for bed bugs.
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In terms of Florida Bed Bug hotel and motel problems, there
were only 68 cases reported in 2010 (State Department of Business and
Professional Regulation. You can search this Florida
bedbug database for infestation reports.
If you are
Bed Bug Bites
It is very difficult to determine if a bite or red area on the skin
is from a bed bug. This is because bed bug bites look like bites or
allergic reactions from other insects. The best approach is to inspect
a hotel room bed before you bring any luggage into the room. If you do
have bites, inspect the headboard and seams of the bed (pull back the
sheets and check the seams around the top of the bed bug.
Typical Bed Bug Bites Found on the Torso or Back
Inspect the seams of the mattress for bed bugs.
How Do You Know That You Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye.
Adults grow ti 1/4 inch and is brown in color. After taking in blood
they turn a red/brown color. If a pregnant female enters the home it
can lay between 200 - 500 eggs. Eggs are found in cracks or other rough
surfaces. After 3 weeks, eggs will hatch. If you find bed bugs there
are several things that you can do to reduce the size of the population:
Remove as many as you can by vacuuming them up. After vacuuming
empty vacuum outside of the home to avoid releasing bedbugs in other
areas of the home.
Place bed bug traps such as the inexpensive Climbup
Traps under each bed leg. Keep blankets off the floor and the bed
several inches away from walls. The goal is to keep additional bugs
from climbing onto the bed.
If you live in a house, and you believe the infestation is small,
purchase a kit that contains the instructions and multiple products
needed to be successful.
If you cannot afford an exterminator, you can try to treat a
bed bug infestation yourself. It requires a combination of
products that can affordably be purchased as part of either an organic
based bed bug kit.
It can cost $350 a room to treat bed bugs Florida.
Be sure to get several quotes and ask exterminators
about guarantees (usually requires 2 to 3 bed bug treatments) and
methods used (heat, sprays etc.)
To easily find an experienced Florida bed bug exterminator we
Starting with the Service
(1.877.233.1145) to find
a Florida based exterminator as they will provide up to 3
member companies.. They pre-screen members and make sure that
they are licensed and insured.
Home owners can also search our online exterminator
database of experienced local experts.
You can also check consumer
reviews of Florida exterminators on Angies
If you rent, read below:
Florida Bed Bugs Landlord and and Tenant Law
In Florida, landlords are responsible for and must pay for the
extermination of bed bugs. Section 83.51(2)(a), F.S. of the Florida
Landlord/Tenant Law. Summary of Chapter 83, Part II - Florida Statutes
" the landlord of a dwelling unit other than a single-family
home or duplex shall, at all times of the tenancy, make reasonable
Extermination of rats, mice, ants and wood destroying organisms and bed
Locks and keys. " The exact Florida bed bug tenant law can be
Bed Bugs Florida Government Resources
Since there are fewer bed bug problems in Florida, government agencies
are not always organized to help tourists and tenants with
bed bug problems.
registry has consumer placed reports of bed bug infestations. The
key is not if a hotel had bed bugs, but if it has properly treated and
if they have a system for preventing future problems. Every hotel, high
priced and budget, are susceptible to bed bug problems.
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