" 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 found below."
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
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.
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 Magic Network (1.877.233.1145) to find a Florida based exterminator as they will provide up to 3 free quotes from 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 List.
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 states that:
" 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 bugs.
Locks and keys. " The exact Florida bed bug tenant law can be found here.
Since there are fewer bed bug problems in Florida, government agencies are not always organized to help tourists and tenants with bed bug problems.
To report a Florida bed bug problem in a motel or hotel, contact the State Department of Business & Professional Regulation or click here to file a complaint.
To report a problem or to request help with a landlord/tenant issue, start by contacting the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. You can also search for Florida business complaints. You can also find the departments recommendations on how to avoid bed bugs in Florida.
If you have an insect that you would like identified, contact a local cooperative extension office or university and ask if they have a staff entomologists.
in Florida follow the tourists
careful fighting bedbugs, Florida officials say
- Sun Sentinel
bug infestations are hard to track
- Charlotte Sun
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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