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Bed Bug Statistics

Bed Bugs Have Made An Alarming Comeback In Nashville

Several decades ago, bed bugs were not a problem in the United States. Although they were prevalent before World War II, they were nearly eradicated by pesticides in the years after the war. For the rest of the 20th century, the U.S. didn't have to deal with these blood-feeding pests, but over the past 20+ years, they've made an alarming comeback. All over the United States, and right here in Nashville, bed bugs aren't just present; they're common. Knowing the signs of a bed bug infestation is the first step toward total bed bug control.

When it comes to bed bugs in Nashville, the statistics are sobering:

  • One out of every three apartments in America has bed bugs.
  • One out of every four Uber, Lyft, taxis, and public transportation has bed bugs.
  • You take a 50/50 chance of getting bed bugs anywhere you go sitting down in a public place.

How Do Bed Bugs Do This?

Although the resurgence of bed bugs after being nearly eradicated occurred for several reasons, the question is, "How do bed bugs become so widespread?"

  • Bed bugs are the number one hitchhiker of all insects. They love to move around and do so by crawling into the bags or onto the clothing of the people they come in contact with.
  • Bed bugs are the most difficult insect to eliminate from any property or location. It is easy for them to survive, multiply, and spread.
  • Bed bugs have seven stages in their life cycles, making it more difficult to fully eliminate an infestation.
  • After a full life cycle is complete, and once the new eggs hatch, six different sizes of bed bugs are running around.
  • Bed bugs begin laying eggs two weeks after hatching.
  • Bed bugs will lay up to five eggs in a day and 500 or more in a lifetime.
  • Bed bugs can live up to or longer than 400 days without eating!
  • Bed bugs can reproduce asexually, not needing a mate to reproduce.

Bed Bug Control You Can Trust

When all of these facts are combined, it's easy to see why bed bugs have become a problem in Nashville and across the United States. It also becomes easy to see why they are so difficult to eliminate. Chemical treatments alone will only get rid of about 65-75% of an infestation, leaving the remainder that survive to stay where they are and procreate for survival.

Thankfully, there is a better way. Nashville Bed Bugs provides effective and comprehensive heat treatments that eliminate bed bugs in all stages of development, from egg to adult and everything in between. Since World War II, our scientific knowledge has developed enough that we no longer have to use harmful pesticides to get rid of bed bugs. For safe and effective bed bug control in Nashville and discover the benefits of bed bug heat treatments, contact Nashville Bed Bugs today.

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