What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects and are an ever-increasing pest problem. They are found right here in Tennessee and throughout the U.S.
Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped, and reddish in color. They feed on the blood of mammals and prefer human blood. Bed bugs are about ¼ of an inch in length, which is about the size of an apple seed.
They are mainly nocturnal and feed on their unaware hosts while they are sleeping.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Even though bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases to humans, they certainly are more than a nuisance pest. Bed bug bites can cause some people to develop small red bumps or welts; however, for others, they may not show any allergic reaction to the bites at all. Medical professionals should be contacted if the bites become infected. One of the largest and most common issues with bed bug infestations is that they can lead to significant stress and embarrassment. They can also be quite detrimental to hotels and other commercial lodging facilities.
Why do I have bed bug problems?
Bed bugs travel from place to place by hitchhiking on different hosts. Hitchhiking enables them to be able to cover large distances, which is made easier by the affordability of mass transit. They will generally gain access to your home on luggage, bags, furniture, and clothing that has been exposed to an infestation. Bed bug problems are not contained to low budget motels or dirty homes. They are a problem for every income bracket and can infest all types of residential homes, apartment complexes, hotels, and other commercial facilities.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
Once bed bugs infest a home or business they are extremely difficult to eliminate without a professional bed bug exterminator. At All-American Pest Control, we offer bed bug heat treatments along with steam and other bed bug services to completely eliminate these pests from your property.
Can I do it myself?
To completely get rid of bed bugs and not have a re-infestation occur, you need to make sure that every bed bug and their eggs are found and eradicated. They are mostly active at night, which makes it hard to know exactly where they are hiding. Their small size and flat bodies make it easy for them to hide in very small cracks and crevices in mattresses, headboards, behind picture frames and other pieces of furniture. Also, common pesticides that have worked to kill bed bugs in the past are no longer as effective. The best thing to do is to contact All-American Pest Control as soon as you think you may have an issue with these pests.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
Locally owned and operated for over 50 years, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your bed bug problem. With All-American Pest Control, our trained professionals will offer services, a serious commitment, and thorough bed bug treatments that will completely eradicate bed bugs.
How can I prevent a bed bug infestation in the future?
Bed bugs can be very difficult to prevent since they can travel into your home in so many ways. The best way to prevent a full-blown infestation is to recognize the early signs, such as:
- small dots of blood on your sheets and bedding
- brown droppings on your bedding
- bite marks on people who are sleeping at your property
- actual bed bugs
At the first sign call All-American Pest Control for detailed information on our bed bug treatment plans.