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At All-American, we get questions all the time about how we kill bed bugs. In fact, we’ve been getting so many calls lately that we thought we’d include a little Q&A session in our blog to help answer the questions that you have about our bed bug control services

Q: Do you use a bomb to kill bed bugs?

A: At All-American, we don’t fumigate for bed bugs. We are bed bug exterminators in Nashville TN that believe heat is the best way to kill bed bugs.  Our bed bug heat treatments include bringing heaters into your property to bring the temperature of the building up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 solid hours.  This treatment, along with dust applications under baseboards, liquid applications and mattress encasements will quickly give you a bed-bug free property.

Q: Once you’ve done your bed bug treatment, do you come back to see if the problem is really gone?

A: We follow up! At All-American Pest Control, we don’t wait for you to call us back with reports of more bed bug bites after your treatment; we will return to your property 2 weeks after the treatment to perform follow-up inspections and follow-up treatments as needed until no more bugs or bites are reported! 

Q: I’ve heard steam can work for bed bug control, so why can’t I do that on my own?

A: It’s true, steam treatments can be effective to control bed bug infestations, but only when coupled with residual liquid applications, which can only be performed by pest control professionals.  Our Traditional Steam Treatment option offers a 90 day re-treatment guarantee after the service, which means we’ll return to your property to inspect for further bed bug problems. 

Q: Do bed bug dogs kill bed bugs?

A: There are a few ways in which we know how to kill bed bugs, but unfortunately bed bug dogs are not one of them! We actually use bed bug detecting dogs as a tool for inspection, rather than bed bug elimination. Because trained bed bug detecting canines can locate bed bugs and their eggs in a matter of minutes, their services are indispensable! Bed bug detecting dogs can smell bed bugs in places that are impossible to physically check, like inside walls and under floorboards.  

Q: I’ve thrown out all my infested furniture, so my bed bug problem is gone, right?

A: We’re sorry, but probably not. Just getting rid of furniture that was infested with bed bugs does not necessarily mean your bed bug problem is gone. Bed bugs can infest more than just furniture; they can be found behind outlet covers, behind picture frames on the walls and even inside book bindings. The best thing for you to do now is contact Nashville bed bug pest control experts for control solutions that will get rid of your bed bug problem entirely.


Keep the questions coming, Nashville! We are always happy to answer your questions regarding bed bugs and other pests that we deal with, including termites, fire ants, mosquitoes, brown recluse spiders, fleas, ticks and even moles. Contact us today for more information on our residential pest control solutions, our commercial pest control services or to find out how our Nashville bed bug control experts can help you!