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Bed Bug Identification & Prevention

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are wingless insects with oval-shaped, flat bodies. They are about 1/4 of an inch long and reddish-brown but will become redder and swollen after a blood meal. While bed bugs in your home are parasitic insects, they don't live on a host like other similar pests.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs may be annoying, but they aren't dangerous. Apart from excessive scratching at the bites, which can lead to secondary infection or the potential for anemia in severe cases, bed bugs don't pose a threat to people.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

While many pests infest by finding weaknesses in a home's exterior, bed bugs are different. Bed bugs are spread from one place to the next by being brought into public spaces where they can hitchhike their way into a new household.

Some of the most common places to pick up bed bugs include movie theaters, restaurants, offices, schools, hospitals, transportation hubs, hotels, and motels. You can also introduce them into your home on secondhand furniture, clothing, and other items.

Plus, if you live in a multi-unit building, you have the disadvantage of another way bed bugs can infest; moving through the walls from one unit to the next.

Where will I find bed bugs?

As mentioned above, bed bugs don't live on their host; instead, they live close by to have access to their host once they fall asleep. Although beds are the ideal place for bed bugs to hide, they can realistically spread into every room of a house, which is one reason they are so challenging to eliminate.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Remove an active bed bug problem from your Nashville home with the Don't Let Bed Bugs Bite Service from Five-O Pest Control.

Like all of our services, the initial treatment cost is only $50. This price is our way of showing you our dedication to providing the community with affordable home pest control and commercial exterminator services. No one should have to live with bed bugs or any other pest because they can't afford effective services.

Contact us at Five-O Pest Control for more information about how we can help with bed bugs.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Even after professional treatments, there is always the threat of bed bugs re-infesting. Again, this is due to how they spread from one place to the next. We recommend you take the following steps to prevent bed bugs in your home:

  • When planning to stay in a hotel or motel, it is always smart to read reviews before booking and then follow up with a thorough inspection of your room before putting your bags down.
  • Try to limit the number of secondhand items you bring into your home and always look over and clean any before you do.
  • When in a public place, you should always be mindful of where you put your things. Whenever possible, use coat hooks to hold your jackets and bags and avoid putting anything on the floor.

Please don't forget our team at Five-O Pest Control is here to help you, so call us with any questions you may have about bed bugs in Nashville.

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