ThermalRid has proven to be Middle Tennessee’s bed bug expert since establishment in 2010. With a primary focus to successfully rid bed bugs with a one-day heat treatment, it’s no wonder Nashville residents have asked for additional treatments that are just as convenient. ThermalRid has expanded its services to fulfill the demand for general pest control treatments on a one-time, bi-monthly, or even quarterly basis. When comparing bed bug and general pest control exterminators, ThermalRid offers three distinct advantages over the competition.
Depending on the type of pest in your home, ThermalRid offers full heat treatments, chemical and dust treatments, and even rodent control. For Bed Bug specific treatments, visit the Bed Bug Experts section of our site. For General Pest and Rodent treatments, visit the Pest Control Services area of our site.
Whether you need treatment for bed bugs or other pests, ThermalRid can customize the treatment to be the best solution for you and your family. With the ability to provide heat treatments without chemicals, chemical and dust treatments for general pests, and even rodent control, ThermalRid offers the correct treatments to keep you and your family safe from harmful chemicals or products that shouldn’t be used. Each of our technicians are certified to provide the best treatment to exterminate bed bugs and other pests.
Dealing with bed bugs, spiders, mice, roaches, and flying insects is more common than you would think. That being said, it’s not ThermalRid’s business to discuss your business. Our vehicles are unmarked from logos and our technicians don’t wear uniforms displaying our logo. Discretion and your privacy is our number one concern.
ThermalRid’s customized solutions are the most convenient way to get rid of pests for good. In fact, our treatments can be completed before you get home from work. Regardless of the pest you’re experiencing, we aim to properly treat your home and help you keep all your furniture and treasured possessions, saving you the expensive replacement of household items.
ThermalRid uses heat treatment to penetrate deep into walls, furniture and clothing to kill bed bugs wherever they hide. The specialized equipment we bring to every job allows us to heat your entire home to up to 140 degrees and hold the temperature for 5-6 hours while heat soaks into bed bugs favorite hiding spots.
Anything left in the home for that period of time would have dried out and died. With this type of treatment, it is clear ThermalRid is the best method for dealing with your worst nightmare as quickly as possible.
Common chemicals and sprays for bed bugs have lost their effectiveness over the years as bed bugs have adapted to treatments by developing a thicker exoskeleton. Unlike many other crawling pests, bed bug feet are non-porous so chemicals cannot enter their system by simply walking through a treatment area.
Since bed bugs consume blood as their food source, it is not a simple process to lure bugs into chemicals or poisons like ants. Currently, there is not a known chemical for treating the eggs and as such, multiple chemical treatments are required usually over a 6-8 week period to achieve complete irradication. That is, if you are lucky enough to have bed bugs that aren't resistant to chemicals.
Diatomacheos Earth and other dusts are commonly used to kill bed bugs. The powders are a very fine sharp substance that creates micro cuts on the bugs and causes the bugs to dry out over a period of 2-3 days.
Since the dust won't work on eggs, the bugs will have to hatch and the nymphs will have to cross the powder to be killed. It will take several weeks to obtain full effectiveness and we often see people that mess up their belongings by saturating bed rooms and carpeted areas.
DIY treatments are hardly effective and some can be downright dangerous! Bed bugs are the most difficult pest for professionals to control and home remedies are not strong enough and can lead to fires, destruction of personal property or cause the bugs to dig into walls, making them harder to treat.
Do not run around your house with a squirt gun full of alcohol and try to hit each bug or eggs. it will kill them, but when you light a cigarette... Let us just say, Google bed bug fire.
Steam treatments work on the same premise as our heat treatment method for killing bed bugs with one important difference. The professional has to hit each and every bug and egg individually with the steam.
Because of this, all pest control companies have to combine this method with chemical treatments to reach maximum effectiveness. Steam treatments rarely work in one visit, so you will have to stay home several times to let an exterminator into your house.
Fumigation is an effective but most expensive method to get rid of bed bugs. To complete this process, your home will be tented and gases will be released into your home for 72-96 hours before it will be safe to return.
The chemicals are 100% lethal, but extremely toxic and need to be handled by a reputable company. Fogs do not work because they are not strong enough to penetrate walls and you will find yourself throwing off many bombs before it works.
Our house smelled awful from the pesticides. The treatments did no good. Our home had been sprayed and dusted over a dozen times. The bed bugs were still biting my children. ThermalRid’s treatment worked the very first time..
I wish I’d found ThermalRid first. Another company used chemicals. It didn’t work. We thought the bed bugs were gone but two months later they were back. ThermalRid got ‘em the first time..
Another company told us the solution to our bed bug problem was steam and pesticides.They sprayed 13 times.The bed bugs got worse and worse. ThermalRid took care of our problem in one day.
Between pesticide and steam treatments that didn’t work and being told to throw things away by another company, I had spent over $10,000 and I still had bed bugs. Then I found ThermalRid.
I would recommend ThermalRid. They gave me the complete cost, up-front, and our bed bugs were gone in one day. We can sleep again.