How does one start preparing for bedbug treatment? It may seem daunting after getting told your have a bedbug problem or infestation. However, if you break it up into smaller steps, you’ll be ready in no time. See the steps below and contact us if you have any further questions.
Preparing for bedbug treatment starts with your bed. Next, remove all of the bedding. And, remove anything stored under the bed. You need to eliminate places for the bedbugs to hide.
Although, you have removed everything under your bed, you will leave it in the room to be treated. However, moving items occupied by bedbugs furthers the infestation. And, it can create more problems and cost for you.
Next up in preparing for bedbug treatment is the closet. Similar to cleaning out under the bed, you need to clean out the closet. Be careful to keep the affected items in the room(s) being treated. This is a good time to reduce some of your unneeded clothing, shoes, etc. And, it will leave less places for pests to hide. The trash receptacle must be kept a far distance to the house until pickup time.
Last in preparing for bedbug treatment is to make sure there are no further piles or items in the hallway outside the bedroom. Don’t give the bedbugs another safe haven during treatment. Keep the area clean for trained technicians. And, leave halls clean of debris for safety.
If you have bugs, bugging you, call us to help make your home safe again.
Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne.
The name Bed Bug likely comes from the fact that they are small bugs found feeding on humans while they are asleep in their beds. Don’t quote us on that! They are found pretty much anywhere people are gathered. This includes: homes, apartments, churches, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores, and public transportation (buses, subways, etc.).
Some Fascinating Information About Bed Bugs:
Unfed bed bugs are a translucent brown. Well-fed ones are a dark brownish red in color. And, nymphs are translucent. They have 6 legs. Their shape is oval and flat when hungry. And then, oval and puffed up when engorged with blood. The length of the average bed bug is 1/4 inch long. These pest also come with antennae.
Where Are Bed Bugs:
Bed bugs are all over the United States.
Where Do Bed Bugs Live?
Bed bugs live in cracks and small cervices near humans. Because human beings are their food source. They can live in baseboards, mattresses, couches, behind wall paper, in upholstery, and other furniture. When they are hitching a ride from one place to another, they have been found in backpacks, public transportation, and in cars.
Will A Bite From A Bed Bug Kill Me?
It is extremely rare for a these pests bite to kill a human. At times, there are allergic reactions to bed bugs.
How Will I Know A Bed Bug Bit Me?
Bed bugs leave a red, swollen, itchy welt on your skin. People are most often bitten in the abdomen; but the bites can be anywhere on your body.
Above all, Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home or home away from home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne
3 Reasons Why You Should Use An Expert To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs do not play. To rid your home of this insect you have to employ the aid of an expert; anything less than that could mean you are leaving your house open to infestation. The use of an expert, like Absolute Pest Control, to get rid of a bed bug cannot be over emphasized. Here are 3 reasons why you should use an expert to get rid of bed bugs.
BED BUGS ARE SMART
Have you ever noticed that a bed bug only feed on their hosts when they are asleep? Or that they have developed such a scary survival instinct where they do not have to eat for a year? Scary, right? These smart, wingless, annoying insects has also developed a means of survival even after you think you have gotten rid of them? Ever wondered why bed bugs come back even after you think you have gotten rid of them? It is because you never got rid of them in the first place. Which is why you need an expert who has spent years evolving with these insects to help you get rid of them forever! Our steam bed bug removal system is revolutionary.
BED BUGS ARE DANGEROUS
Bed bugs are known to cause harm to humans which is more than just the usual skin rash. These pests are known to cause psychological effects and allergic symptoms on their victims. It is very important to find bed bugs and destroy them for good. Sometimes people don’t respond to a bed bug bite immediately, other times couples complain that one partner is getting bitten. A large population of people don’t react to bed bug bites immediately and this is a problem because these people may not even know that they have a bed bug infestation in the first place. In severe cases of an infestation, people can become anemic.
AN EXPERT IS AN EXPERT
If you decide to get rid of bed bugs on your own, your go-to a solution would probably be to take out your bed and mattress. Leave it to sun dry for a while. And, vacuum your home. Then, hope you have gotten rid of these insects. NO! It does not work like that. If an expert walks into a home infested with bed bugs, he knows, just by the odor bed bugs give. Sometimes it is hard to know when you are under attack except you wake up in the middle of the night and see them. If you hire an expert, his priority will be a thorough inspection to ascertain the degree of infestation. Our technicians will rid your home of bed bugs and guarantee that they will not return.
Always employ the aid of experts during an infestation. It is safer, faster and easier.
Steam Treatment for Bed Bugs
Is it possible to use steam treatment for bed bugs? It is a viable answer to bed bug infestations that is extremely effective, cheaper and quick. High temperature steam kills bed bugs and essentially sterilizes your furniture/home. We have trained our technicians to properly administer this new method to alleviate bed bug problems will a 100% money back guarantee.
How does it work?
By utilizing the high temperatures of steam, it creates an environment that the bed bugs simply cannot survive in. Our technician will fill the room with steam of 140 degrees for 2-4 hours (longer in larger infestations) using one of our new machines. This process will sanitize your room and rid it of odors (if you have them) like cigarette smoke or pets.
What’s the Cost?
The cost varies by how large of a space that needs to be treated and how intense the infestation is in your home. The cost is less than traditional treatment. We also offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Can Anyone Do It?
While there are videos out on Youtube showing people how steam treatment for Bed Bugs can work, some also talk about using chemicals and buying expensive equipment. You can see one of the videos here. But if you think about the time, energy and equipment – not to mention no warranty on the work, you’re better off hiring us to complete the project for you!
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Nashville Ranks 23rd in the Country For Bed Bugs!
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So you think you might have a bed bug infestation starting to grow in your home? The first step to make sure that you identify that the bug you are looking at is in fact a true bed bug. If not addressed sooner, the bed bugs then have time to spread to more places in your home than you originally thought were infested.
A bed bug has been commonly confused with other similar looking pests such as carpet beetles, adult fleas, or lice. It is apparent that you first identify that what you are looking at is in face a bed bug.
- 1/4 inch long.
- Long and brown with a flat oval-shaped body (if not fed recently).
- Balloon-like, reddish brown and more elongated (if fed recently).
- Smelly “musty-sweetish” odor.
- Possesses characteristics of a “true-bug” which include a beak with three segments, antenna that have four parts, wings that are not used for flying, and short golden-colored hairs.
Young bed bugs (Nymphs):
- Smaller than adult bed bugs.
- Translucent or whitish-yellow in color.
- Invisible to the naked eye if not fed recently.
Bed Bug eggs:
- Size of a pinhead.
- White in color.
- Marked by an eye spot if more than five days old.
Now that you know what kind of bug you are looking for, here are some signs that they leave around that you should pay attention to:
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses.
- Dark spots, which are bed bug excrement and may bled on fabrics much like a marker would.
- Eggs and eggshells (which are about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that Nymphs shed as they grow bigger.
- Live bed bugs.
So now you know what kind of signs to look for, here are the places the bed bugs might be hiding:
- Seams of chairs and couches.
- Drawer joints.
- Electrical appliances.
- Under loose wallpaper and wall hangings.
- Where the wall and ceiling meet.
Let us know if we can help you with any bed bug problems.
Contact us by calling (615) 220-1933 or visiting our contact page.
How to Remove Bed Bugs With Steam!
It’s a horror story that we hope is reserved for low quality hotels and motels, but it can happen anywhere. Bed bugs are parasitic insects that tend to live in clothing, old luggage or as the name suggest, in beds. They tend to hide in places where they are unlikely to be found, but have a quick path to bite people at night. So we will tell you how to use steam to get rid of bed bugs.
It is a common misconception that bed bugs are commonly found in places that are dirty, but this isn’t necessarily true. Since bed bugs live on blood, anywhere they can find it is as likely of a place to find them. So you could very well find bed bugs in a nice hotel such as Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, a cheap motel on the highway or even in your own home regardless of the cleanliness. Luckily, there is a simple removal process for killing bed bugs with steam so you can keep your home bug-free.
How To Kill Bed Bugs With Steam!
Steam is incredibly effective in the removal of bed bugs, however you will need a quality steamer. A steamer used for clothing or something such as a carpet cleaner will not work. You will want to use a commercial steamer, as these are the only ones which actually get hot enough to kill bed bugs using steam. These commercial steamers can be very expensive to buy, upwards of a thousand dollars, however you can simply rent a machine.
This steam works because it delivers a lethal amount of heat to bed bugs to kill them while causing no damage to your bed. This steam will kill any bed bugs on the surface, as well as bugs as deep as 3/4ths of an inch in the mattress. The surface of the fabric should be only between 160-180 degrees F, at this temperature the bed bugs will die however the fabric will not be damaged. When using the steamer, make sure to follow the directions the manufacturer provides to safely use the machine. Steam can cause burns, so be careful! Bed bugs can also be places besides your bed, so the steamer can also be applied to any area that you suspect may contain bed bugs. Following the steaming process, any bed bugs should be dead and any fabric may be damp. This will not hurt the fabric, just turn on a fan and let it air out and dry.
If you need further assistance or just don’t want to deal with the mess of getting rid of Bed Bugs with steam please give us a call at 615-220-1933. We are the area experts and can quickly and efficiently take care of your bed bug issues.
Bug of the Month for January: Bed Bug
Unlike a lot of pests, the bed bug is not known for carrying any infectious diseases. However, they can and do bite, leaving itchy, unsightly red bumps and can cause allergic reactions.
Bed bugs are especially annoying because they are very hard to get rid of once they have made their home in your bed. So, if you think your home is being infested by bed bugs, here’s how to tell for sure and what to do about it.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are brown and about ¼ inch long. They are round, and if they have fed recently, they are swollen. If not, they lie flat. They have antennas and wings, but can’t fly.
Baby bed bugs are a translucent, yellow color and very hard to spot. Bed bug eggs are all but invisible to the naked eye.
What are some bed bug behaviors?
Bed bugs feed on mammals, particularly humans. They will travel a few feet in order to feed on their host. Bed bugs mostly come out at night and will sometimes leave a rusty-brown colored spot on fabric while feeding. The female bed bug can produce 200-300 offspring in her lifetime.
Where do bed bugs live?
Where there are people, you can find bed bugs. They can live in any climate a human can.
Bed bugs love to hang around furniture, in the cracks and crevices. This includes beds (hence the name), chairs, couches, and tables. They can also be found in electrical appliances and around water pipes.
How do I spot bed bug bites, and what should I do about them?
Bed bug bites are red and are sometimes itchy. There are usually multiple bite marks, most often on one side of the body.
Some symptoms of bed bug bites are allergic skin reactions, secondary infections, and even mental health problems like anxiety and insomnia.
Most of the time, bed bug bites will go away by themselves. This can usually take one week to a month, depending on the severity and if there are any allergic reactions.
If you develop a reaction, you should seek medical help immediately.
How can I get rid of bed bugs?
Bed bugs can be incredibly difficult to get rid of. There are a variety of insecticides available that can kill them, but there are other ways to control bed bugs such as vacuuming, getting rid of things they may have infested, and getting rid of clutter in your home.
Perhaps the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs is with heat. Bed bugs cannot survive temperatures higher than 145 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time. Wash your sheets on hot and then dry with heat to keep them away from your bed. You can also use a blow dryer for five minutes or so, then vacuum them away.
If you’ve tried everything and can’t get rid of the bed bugs on your own, you should call Absolute Pest Control at (615)220-1933 or click here to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about our new steam cleaning bed bug service, click here.
Our Commercial Bed Bug Removal Service
Here at Absolute Pest Control, we know how much of a nuisance bed bugs can be. Their bites are itchy and annoying and can drive customers and tenants away. But don’t worry! We specialize in the prevention and extermination of bed bug infestations in your commercial property.
Whether you own a hotel or apartment complex, we can help you get rid of your bed bug problem with our commercial bed bug removal services.
We inspect your property on a regular basis to make sure there are no bed bug infestations. We work hard to keep your property bed bug-free so you don’t have to worry about losing precious time and resources.
We use the latest technology and methods, including our steam-cleaning bed bug removal service, to make sure your property is ridden of bed bugs should an infestation occur. Our staff is properly trained and able to take care of the problem quickly and with as little interruption to your business as possible.
If you suspect your property is infested with bed bugs, call us at (615)220-1933 or click here to set up an appointment or inspection schedule for our commercial bed bug removal services today.
Absolute Pest Control Offers a New Service That Uses Steam Cleaning to Kill Bed Bugs
Have you noticed a rash on your skin after waking up in the morning? Do you notice an odor that smells like rotten raspberries? Have you noticed tiny, white bugs around your bed or furniture? You might have bed bugs!
Bed bugs are known for being very hard to kill, but have no fear! Absolute Pest Control has a new, proven steam cleaning method to kill bed bugs and keep them from coming back!
What we do is go into the room where the infestation is and use our brand new steam cleaning units to weed them out. The unit works by heating the room to 140 degrees for 2-4 hours. After that, say ‘goodbye’ to bed bugs!
Not only does this new service kill bed bugs, but it also kills bacteria and gets rid of nasty smells such as cigarette smoke and pet odors. With these added benefits, this is, by far, the best way to kill bed bugs and keep them away from you and your loved ones.
Again, this is a brand new, proven technique. We are only the second company in Tennessee to offer this service! And not only is it priced lower than other methods used to kill bed bugs, we are also offering a 100% money back guarantee!
If you’re wanting to kill those terrible bed bugs, click here, or give us a call at 615-220-1933 or 615-650-0700.
Bed Bugs – Nashville Area
The news has been quiet lately about bed bugs in the Nashville Area. No headlines warning of hotel infestations, homes overcome with bed bugs, nursing homes, etc. Does that mean the problem is gone? No! The problem is still here and in some areas the problem has increased. Bed bugs are everywhere that humans are.
Here are some startling facts about where infections were most reported:
- Nursing homes – 58 percent (46 percent in 2013)
- Office buildings – 45 percent (36 percent in 2013)
- Schools and day care centers – 43 percent (41 percent in 2013)
- Hospitals – 36 percent (33 percent in 2013)
- Doctor’s offices/outpatient facilities – 33 percent (26 percent in 2013)
- Transportation (train/bus/taxi) – 29 percent (21 percent in 2013)
- Retail stores – 20 percent (15 percent in 2013)
- Movie theaters – 16 percent (10 percent in 2013)
Notice what’s missing from the list? Hotels! Bed bugs aren’t just from traveling to hotels. They are found in all spaces. Some, obviously more than others! And, some strange places too. For example; dance clubs, bathroom vents, funeral homes and more. There are still bed bugs in hotels and motels, we are not saying not to be cautious but that bed bugs are in more places than people think!
Before traveling check this website* for reported hotels: HERE
Review this article on how to stay safe when traveling: HERE
Bed bugs aren’t the end of the word. If you find them, treatment is required. Bed bugs won’t go away by themselves. We offer state-of-the-art treatment plans that actually work.
If any pest is bothering your family, home, yard or business, we are highly trained to make sure that your treated fairly, with the best products for the situation and that you are happy with the service you received. At Absolute Pest Control, we service all of Middle Tennessee and parts of Kentucky. Many residents is Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and Lebanon Tennessee are serviced by Absolute Pest Control. Please call us for your next appointment today at 615-220-1933. If you prefer email, click here for our contact form!
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Reference Website Pest World.org