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How to inspect for bed bugs, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

We have spoken at length about how important regular inspections are in the effort to keep your home pest free, but it is not often discussed how particular pests can be identified via inspection.

Bed bugs are an infamous pest, and if they are in your home it is extremely important to identify the evidence of their activity before they are able to establish a large infestation. The truth is, the signs of bed bug activity are very different from those of other pests, and you may need a skilled pest technician to identify evidence of their presence.

So the question is: what signs do pest technicians look for during an inspect, and why are inspections so important?

Because bed bugs grow to less than 5mm in length, they can squeeze into even the smallest cracks and crevices. This can make it difficult to identify signs of their activity. When a technician is inspecting your home, they are looking for signs leftover from bed bug activity rather than just the pests themselves.

Bed bugs often leave behind small brownish-black spots on pillows, mattresses, and linens, and these can help to lead the technician to the source of the infestation. Once they have checked in the more commonly infested spaces, a technician will also look in more unusual areas such as in boxes, around furniture, lamps, children’s toys, and anywhere else that could be harboring pests.

These types of inspections are very important because they allow the technician to gather information with which they can formulate a targeted treatment plan for your home. The location and severity of an infestation can play a large role in how it is dealt with, so you want to make sure that any company you call in is one that is committed to this critical step in treatment.


At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience identifying and treating bed bug infestations! Our technicians are trained professionals, and we start every treatment process with a thorough inspection that allows us to determine the most effective way to tackle your pest problems!


So if you are dealing with bed bugs, don’t wait! Call us today at 850-874-1900!


Here’s to YOU living pest free!

Helpful tips on how to prevent bed bugs-Panama City, FL – Arrow Pest Service

Watch the short video above for some helpful tips on bed bug prevention!

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How to avoid bed bugs, Panama City, FL -Arrow Pest Service

If you are like most people, you are probably well aware of the infamous bed bug and the risks that it can pose to your home or to a hotel. Most people are aware and practice the necessary safety tips when staying away from home to make sure that they do not bring bed bugs back home with them. However, hotels and homes are not the only places bed bugs roam. In fact, the threat of bed bug infestation is much more widespread than most people realize.

Recently, a news story emerged about a woman and her family who found bed bugs infesting their seats while on a flight. While this is certainly not a frequent occurrence, the truth is that bed bugs can infest almost any seats, beds, and furniture.

Bed bugs have been found on planes, busses, movie theaters, and a variety of other areas that have a lot of human foot traffic.

Bed bugs thrive in environments that have low light and lots of cracks and gaps to hide within, and with their rapid reproductive rate they can easily infest a new space within just a few days. Due to their secretive nature, it can be quite difficult to spot signs of bed bug activity, especially on a plane where their presence is typically not expected.

Unfortunately, without professional training, you will probably be unable to determine whether or not bed bugs are active when you are on a flight. However, there a few steps you can take to protect yourself. Firstly, you should wear clothing with a lot of skin coverage, as bed bugs cannot bite through most fabrics. If bed bugs do come out to feed, you will immediately recognize them with their distinct flat, oval bodies and reddish-brown coloration.

If you are unlucky enough to find bed bugs on your flight or in your luggage after a flight, it is critical that you notify any airlines or hotels that you stayed with. The truth is, it is entirely possible to carry bed bugs with you for a few days before you are aware of their presence, and most of the time bites from bed bugs do not show up for at least 24 hours. These authorities need to be notified so that they can both warn other passengers and begin the process of removing the bed bugs.

The most important step to staying bed bug free is to avoid bringing the bed bugs into your home.

The best way to do this is to carefully inspect any luggage for signs of bed bug activity before you bring them into your home. While it can be tedious to entirely unpack your luggage outside of your home, it is well worth it to avoid the expense and frustration of treating bed bugs.

While the number of cases of bed bug activity on airlines is fairly low, it is still a risk that frequent travelers should consider. Just taking these few precautions will drastically reduce your chances of dealing with an out of control bed bug infestation.

If you are concerned about potential bed bug activity already in your home, you should call Arrow Pest Service, ASAP.

The fact is, while DIY treatments exist for bed bugs, most of the time these treatments are insufficient to deal with the entire population. Oftentimes, these treatments leave a remnant of the infestation, and in future the bed bugs will return in full force. By calling in a professional pest service, you can ensure that treatment is properly and thoroughly applied.

At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience serving as a leading pest control provider for the Panama City, Florida area. Our team of pest experts have formulated a wide range of treatment options that we custom fit to your specific pest situations. This ensures that we provide you with the safest, fastest treatment possible.

All of these treatments come backed up by our customer satisfaction guarantee, and are available at prices that fit your budget!

So if you are dealing with bed bugs, call us today at 850-874-1900!


Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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Here at Arrow Pest Service we get a ton of calls every day about Bed Bugs.

Some of the most common questions we get about Bed Bugs are:

  1. What do Bed Bugs look like?
  2. How do we get rid of Bed Bugs?
  3. How long does it take to KILL Bed Bugs?

Watch the video below and you will see exactly what Bed Bugs are and how we get rid of them FAST!


So if you need help with bed bugs, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

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How do bed bugs get inside my house?, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Last week, we discussed how homeowners can identify signs of bed bug activity in their home. Unfortunately, even if homeowners are able to identify bed bugs, there is a great deal of misinformation surrounding bed bugs that can make it difficult to understand what they are and how they are able to access your home. In this article, I hope to to explain what exactly bed bugs are, and how they are able to get inside your home.

 What are they?

 Bed bugs are members of the the taxonomical family Cimicidae, which contains a variety of parasitic insects. Not all members of Cimicidae are bed bugs, and in fact this family contains certain species that prefer the blood of other species, such as the bat bug. The name bed bug typically refers to Cimex lectularius, also known as the common bed bug. This name was given due to the pest’s tendency to hide in sheets and beneath mattresses.

 As parasites, bed bugs feed exclusively on the blood of an external host. Unlike other common blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes, the common bed bug has a preference for human blood, and will seek it out over the blood of other creatures.

 There is a common misconception that bed bugs spread bacteria and diseases when feeding. Fortunately, there has been no recorded instance of a bed bug spreading a pathogen or illness to a host by feeding. While this is fortunate, their bites can still cause problems such as itchiness, rashes, and sometimes symptoms similar to an allergic reaction.

 Bed bugs have been a pest for thousands of years, while they were almost completely wiped out at one point in the United States, they have become a growing problem in recent years. While the main cause of their return is up for debate, most experts believe that increased international travel and the banning of more powerful pesticides have contributed to increased activity. Whatever the reason, bed bugs are tenacious pests, and they are difficult to completely eradicate.

 How do they access your home?

 Bed bugs are often spread due to travel. They often move from location to location inside of luggage from travelers. This can be especially difficult when they are released in hotels, as this allows them the chance to spread to many different places as guests check in and then leave, unknowingly carrying stray bed bugs. It is important that to note that bed bugs are not just found in dirty or unkempt places. They are not attracted to filth, and can infest even the cleanest homes and most luxurious hotels. Because of this, it is always important for travelers to carefully check their luggage to make sure that they have not picked up any bed bugs.

Bed bugs are excellent survivalists, able to go without eating for up to a year and survive in a fairly wide temperature range. They are naturally attracted to blood and warmth, and this will often lead them into secluded parts of your home that offer close access to a blood host. One of the most common areas that fulfills these two conditions is your mattress itself. This provides another avenue for bed bugs to access your home by hiding inside furniture, mattresses, and sheets, which can be donated or moved into a new space.

 Homeowners are often surprised to find a massive infestation of bed bugs that seemingly appeared in their home out of thin air. This is due to the incredible reproductive rate of the bed bug. A few female bed bugs can quickly create a large population in a new area, all the while remaining completely hidden from homeowners. For this reason, it is possible that bed bugs you find in your home may have enter weeks prior to when they are found, and this can make it difficult to identify the source of the infestation.

 The fact is, bed bugs are difficult to find, and they have recently become more resistant to certain pesticides. This can make it difficult to keep your home completely safe from bed bugs. For this reason, it is extremely important to reduce the likelihood of bed bugs accessing your home in the first place. By carefully checking any luggage or furniture before bringing it into your home, you can mitigate the risk of bed bug infestation. If you are already dealing with a bed bug infestation, it is essential to call in a professional pest service that can provide the necessary treatment plan to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand.

 At Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience treating bed bugs. Our technicians can thoroughly inspect your home, identify any signs of pest activity, and formulate a safe, efficient, and targeted treatment plan to deal with your pest problems once and for all!

 If you are concerned about the risk bed bugs pose to your home, call us today at 850-874-1900!


Here’s to YOU living pest free!


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