How Bed Bug Infestations Affect People
Of the many home-invading pests in the United States, bed bugs have one of the worse reputations and stigmas surrounding them. Most commonly believe that bed bugs only infest dirty homes, and if you have an infestation, your home must be kept in a poor state. But the truth is, bed bugs can happen to anyone, even people who keep their home sparkling clear or take extra precautions. Unfortunately, the nature of bed bugs is that they are the country's number one hitchhiking pest.
The best way to prepare and guard yourself against bed bugs is to understand these pests. Our Nashville bed bug experts at Nashville Bed Bugs are here to tell you everything you need to know about the psychological side of bed bugs and how to get rid of an active infestation quickly, effectively, and affordably.
Nashville Bed Bugs Gives People Peace Of Mind
With all the experience we have gained at Nashville Bed Bugs while treating properties for bed bug infestations, we have come to understand the importance of the physiological side of these pests. We know the stress and anxiety a bed bug infestation causes and how horrible it is to live with them, so we want to offer some reassurance.
- Maybe you discover bed bugs in your home, but it's two in the morning; call us! We respond no matter the time of day.
- The anxiety, depression, and PTSD caused by a bed bug infestation are real. We want to help you work through this by being transparent about our process and providing you with as much information as possible to ease your mind.
- There is a good chance bed bugs have been in your home for several months before you noticed them, and even after we eliminate them, you or someone else in your home might worry that every bug you see is a bed bug. We can reassure you with proper identification.
- We've dealt with infestations that have gone on for years because they were not treated the first time correctly. At Nashville Bed Bugs, our control process is unlike any other company. We will get the job done right the first time.
Don't let the fear of being judged for a bed bug infestation keep you from seeking help. Read below to learn how Nashville Bed Bugs can help you.
Nashville Bed Bugs & Heat Treatment
After our experts at Nashville Bed Bugs have identified and confirmed you have a bed bug problem, we will begin our Nashville heat treatment process. Our heat treatment is simple but effective in eliminating bed bugs in individual rooms or entire homes.
We follow these steps to a bed bug-free home:
- Increase temperatures of infested areas to 140 to 160 degrees.
- Treat for 24 hours, maintaining a temperature of 120 degrees or hotter for at least 10 to 15 of those 24 hours.
- Monitor through state-of-the-art temperature and smoke detection systems.
There are endless advantages to working with Nashville Bed Bugs rather than another pest control company. One of these advantages is our use of advanced heat temperature probes to monitor and reach the exact temperature needed. Another advantage is our single room services, saving you money as most other companies require you to treat the entire home. Also, we are careful as we implement our quality services, protecting your home and everything inside while also offering discretion with unmarked vehicles, so no one has to know about your bed bug problem.
Unlike other pest control companies, we only focus on bed bugs, so you know our team at Nashville Bed Bugs is providing the best and most sophisticated services to eliminate bed bugs.
Why DIY Bed Bug Control Doesn't Work
We have seen many people attempt to get rid of a bed bug infestation on their own before calling us, and more often than not, their problem only worsened as they tried DIY methods found online. We want to share some of the DIY home remedies we have seen fail so that you can avoid them in your home:
- Using mothballs to repel bed bugs: Repelling bed bugs means they will only spread throughout the home and not get rid of them.
- Using baking soda to dehydrate bed bugs: There is no scientific evidence that this method works, and if it does eliminate bed bugs, it leaves nymphs and eggs to continue growing.
- Using dryer sheets to repel bed bugs: Again, repelling bed bugs is a bad idea because the infestation will only worsen.
- Using the highest heat setting on the washer and dryer to clean bedding: Although this method may eliminate bed bugs in your bedding, it will not treat the pests hiding in the nooks and crannies of your bed frame or other furniture.
Bed bugs are not limited to sleeping areas; they can make their way throughout the entire home, hiding in the most unlikely places like electrical sockets. Because of this, it is essential to have an expert identify where exactly bed bugs are in your home for proper treatment and elimination.
Call us at Nashville Bed Bugs to talk with one of our experts and learn more about how we tackle bed bug infestations.