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Bed bugs are a year-round problem for Tennessee pest control experts as well as the home and business owners who fall victim to their infestations. Bed bugs are considered a hitchhiker insect that will travel on human hosts, clothing, furniture, bags and luggage. So you will hear a lot of news about bed bugs around high travel seasons. And with spring break coming up soon bed bug activity is sure to rise.

Be safe this spring break and keep an eye out for bed bugs while you travel. Travel plans with airplanes, buses and lodging can increase your chance of running into bed bugs. Bed bugs are not selective to a certain priced hotel or plane and can be found anywhere there are people. Also, your day to day travel activates using public transportation can bring bed bugs home with you. If you think you may have bed bug the best course of action is to call a professional bed bug exterminator.

While there are certainly many ways that our bed bug exterminators can identify bed bugs, here are a two signs that you might have bed bugs:

  • Waking up in the morning with small red bites or welts or your skin.

  • Oval shaped bugs that are reddish and about the size of an apple seed.

Bed bugs are nocturnal insects who only feed at night. They are very good at hiding and feed on mammal blood. If you have an infestation, you can be sure that bed bugs are not a DIY pest control option - it is simply not possible to find and exterminate an infestation of bed bugs on your own. The best way to deal with an infestation is to call professional bed bug exterminators. They will offer different kinds of bed bug treatments to help eradicate the problem. If you were to attempt a DIY bed bug treatment it would be very hard to find them all. They are good at hiding...great really. They can be in walls and cracks, in your mattress and box spring, even in electrical outlets. Bed bugs do not have to feed for a long time so even if you think they’re gone, they could still be dwelling, just waiting for a host to feed on.

If you believe bed bugs are a problem for you, call our Nashville bed bug exterminators right away! We are happy to share more information on bed bug treatments so that you can sleep soundly when arriving home from your spring break, without the fear of bed bugs biting.