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Love Bugs

Love Bugs in Florida

 What are love bugs and where did they come from?  How do you get rid of them? The love bug (Plecia nearctica) is a species of the march fly. It is also known as the honeymoon fly or double-headed bug. They are called love bugs because during and after mating, matured pairs remain paired together with their "mate". They will…

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How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles can be a real nuisance. Although these pests are not harmful or dangerous, they can cause significant damage to carpets, clothing, and upholstery. The most commonly asked questions that people tend to ask is how did they become infested and how do you get rid of them? Carpet beetles are extremely common insects…

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Bed Bugs and Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Bed Bugs and Landlord-Tenant Disputes The majority of bed bug related landlord-tenant disputes stem from the landlord’s lack of knowing how to deal with an infestation in an apartment and from not having a coherent bed bug policy as to proper cleaning, extermination and the hiring of certified experts to address an infestation. (Bed bug…

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“I Found a Bed Bug in my Home!”

"I Found a Bed Bug in my Home!" The first thing that people usually do is panic once they find out that there may be a bed bug infestation in their home. Does one bed bug sighting mean there is an active infestation?  There are many variables to this question before it can be answered…

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Why Heat Treatments Fail.

Why Heat Treatments Fail. The heat treatment process varies from one pest control company to another. They  are not the same, although more inexperienced companies may disagree. The truth of the matter is there are many different methodologies used.  Some are more successful than others.  At FL Bed Bug Experts, we use a scientific approach…

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More Than Bed Bugs: Heat Kills Pathogens

More Than Bed Bugs: Heat Kills Pathogens by Tommy Underhill, GreenTech Heat February 26, 2020 News sources around the world have acutely focused on the spread of Covid-19— the coronavirus. Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and former commissioner of the New York City Health Department, told CNN that…

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Bed Bug Anatomy

It is important to know what to look for when inspecting for bed bugs. However, the physical traits of a bed bug can easily be mistaken for other insects if you do not fully know the bed bug anatomy. Antennae Bed bugs use antennae as sensors to guide them towards sleeping hosts, where the…

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Do Bed Bugs Eat Other Insects?

There are many insects that eat other bugs. For example, cockroaches, masked hunters, pharaoh ants, centipedes and some spiders will eat bed bugs. Lady bugs are also known to eat bed bug nymphs because they are much smaller than the adult bed bug. However, do bed bugs feed on roaches or some…

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The Bed Bug Life Cycle

If you have discovered bed bugs in your home, then you are probably panicking and want to find out how to get rid of them as soon as possible. It is important to learn about the life cycle of in order to fully understand what you are up against. If you notice several generations of bed…

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Electronics & Heat Treatments

Preparing your home for a heat treatment is very important, especially when it comes to electronics. All electronics such as TV's, computers/laptops etc. need to be unplugged with the exception of the appliances such as stove, refrigerator, microwave and washer/dryer to prevent any damage from occurring. Appliances are designed to withstand higher temperatures.…

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