Why You Should Call The Pros About Bed Bugs In Your Nashville Home

January 15, 2021

Have you ever brought something home on accident, like an item you thought you put back at the store, or an important tool that should have stayed at work? It’s only human nature to miss small details. One small detail many homeowners miss is bed bugs. These tiny parasitic pests love sneaking their way into homes. The kicker is that they couldn’t invade without your help. If you suspect that bed bugs have invaded your Nashville home, here is why you should give the pros a call.

a bed bug on furniture

What Are Bed Bugs?

Chances are you don’t know much about bed bugs, except for that you are supposed to have a good night, sleep tight, and not let these bugs bite you. What isn’t filled in by this friendly nursery rhyme is that bed bugs are hitchhiking pests. To get into homes, bed bugs hitch rides on items we carry around. This could be anything from a backpack, to a pile of dirty clothing, to a used couch. There have even been some cases where bed bugs use electronics like TVs and game systems to sneak their way into homes.

One common misconception people have about bed bugs is that they are too small to see. In reality, they are just really good at hiding. If you are lucky enough to spot one of these pests around your Nashville home, identify them by these features.

Color: reddish-brown
Size: 5-7mm
Shape: Oval
Legs: 6
Antenna: 2

How Hard Is It To Deal With Bed Bugs?

Sixty years ago, we would have told you that bed bugs are an easy pest to treat. All you have to do is run down to your local grocery store, pick up a can of insect spray containing DDT, and apply it liberally around your home. The good and bad news is that insect repellents containing DDT are no longer sold as they are harmful to not just pests, but people and pets as well. This makes bed bugs considerably more difficult to treat, especially because the ones that survived the reign of DDT are now more resistant to pesticides than ever. If this wasn’t enough of a challenge, bed bugs are also adept at hiding and avoiding danger. Because bed bugs are capable of surviving upwards of five months without a blood meal, it is common for homeowners to think they have handled a problem, only for these pests to emerge from their walls months later. This leaves you with a lighter wallet and no less stress than when you started.

How ThermalRid Handles Bed Bugs

The bed bug is a pest that takes years to understand and training to treat correctly. At ThermalRid, we take bed bug problems so seriously that they are the only pest we service. Options for treatment vary, depending on the severity of your infestation and how widespread bed bugs are throughout your home.

For smaller infestations, we use centralized liquid treatments. To perform this treatment on your Nashville home, we first cover it using a large sealable tent. After this, we raise its internal temperature to a level that is deadly to bed bugs but harmless to your belongings.

For larger infestations, we use heat treatments. With everything we do, we work to be excellent. Call or reach out to our team today through our website to learn more about bed bugs or to schedule an inspection for your Nashville home.

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