Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

If you miss just one pregnant female bed bug you can be re-infested with thousands of new eggs.

Bed Bug Control & Removal ServiceBed bugs are a horrible pest to encounter. They’re hidden, hard to find, and can pose serious health risks for you and your family. We do whatever it takes to get rid of your bed bugs.  U.S Pest’s bed bug treatments in Tennessee have been proven to eradicate these resilient pests time and time again.

Don’t leave bed bug treatments to chance

To the untrained eye, rooting out a bed bug infestation can prove difficult, and even if discovered, home remedies and over-the-counter deterrents are often ineffective. Our highly trained inspectors are armed with the ability to find bed bugs and perform an intensive inspection.  U.S. Pest will implement a solution, monitor activity and ensure the bed bugs don’t come back.

Why trust a our Bed Bug treatment?

We offer the best guarantee for bed bugs and we don’t want you to be afraid to sleep in your house.  Our Bed Bug treatments are designed to be effective.  We know we are in the people business, so we go above and beyond to ensure our treatment is effective and not harmful to you and your family. U.S. Pest is the only company that has 100% money back guarantee if your not happy.  We build your bed bug ongoing treatment and intesnsive inspection in order to ensure you can rest easy at night in our Tennessee towns.

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How Fast Can a Bed Bug Infestation Grow?

There are lots of factors that affect how long a bed bug lives and also how often it reproduces. As with anything the length of its life and its reproductive habits depends on genetics, the quality of its food and how often it is able to feed, temperature and other environmental conditions, and avoidance of injury.

A bed bug living in a laboratory that is being studied in a controlled environment is going to have a different life span then a bed bug that is living in your house. A bed bug in a laboratory can expect to live about six months to up to a year, and the average bed bug in your house can expect to live a shorter life.

Bed bugs living in your home are faced with several different components that can shorten their lifespan. For example, other bed bugs give them competition for food and harborage, of course exposure to pesticides and other products shorten their lifespan, they can also get crushed by their host that they’re feeding on, and then the natural predators that they have such a spiders and ants.how-to-get-rid-of-bedbugs-300x210.jpg

Adult female bed bugs face other risk from traumatic insemination.  When bed bugs mate, the male bed bug actually punctures her body wall to inject sperm.  this process and definitely traumatic experience can cause serious injury and death. If the bed bug survives the mating ritual, it will lay hundreds of eggs and bed bug populations can grow extremely quickly unless there are preventive measures in place.

It is extremely hard and difficult to find and track bed bugs in the normal living conditions around the world.  Lots of Studies have been done of bed bugs in laboratories but not many have been done in the real world. A single male and female bed bug can produce over 300 bedbugs in as little as 15 weeks. We have proven methods and products that ensures bed bug infestations get under control quickly.

 

How to find bed bugs?

If you have a bed bug infestation or suspect you have a bed bug infestation, it is very important to find it early before it becomes established. Treating a mild infestation is far less costly and easier than treating a moderate or severe infestation after it becomes more widespread throughout your home.

 

Minor level infestations are much more challenging to find and correctly identify. lots of times other insects such as carpet beetles can be easily mistaken for bed bugs.

 

One way to identify a possible infestation is to look for physical signs of bed bugs. When cleaning, changing bedding, or visiting relatives or traveling, look for these characteristics:

 

  • Rusty or reddish blood stains on bed sheets or mattresses can’t can be caused by bed bugs being crushed
  • Dark spots about this size .Which are bed bug excrement and they bleed on the fabric like a marker would
  • Eggs and their egg shells, which are tiny and pale yellow that are shed as the nymphs grow larger
  • Of course live bed bugs

Bed Bug Behavior

Feeding:

  • Appear to prefer to feed on humans, but will feed on other mammals and birds as well.
  • Will readily travel 5-20 feet from established hiding places (called harborage) to feed on a host.
  • Even though they are primarily active at night, if hungry they will seek hosts in full daylight.
  • Feeding can take 3-12 minutes.
  • The rusty or tarry spots found on bed sheets or in bug hiding places are because 20% of the time adults and large nymphs will void remains of earlier blood meals while still feeding.

Life stages/mating:

  • Bed bugs need at least one blood meal before the individual bug can develop to the next of the six life stages.
    • They can feed more than once.
    • Each stage also requires the molting of skin.
  • To continue to mate and produce eggs, both males and females must feed at least once every 14 days.
  • Egg-to-egg life cycle may take four to five weeks under favorable conditions.

 

Where do Bed Bugs Hide?

 

When not feeding, bed bugs hide in a variety of places. Around the bed, they can be found near the piping, seams and tags of the mattress and box spring, and in cracks on the bed frame and headboard.

If the room is heavily infested, you may find bed bugs:

  • In the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, in the folds of curtains.
  • In drawer joints.
  • In electrical receptacles and appliances.
  • Under loose wall paper and wall hangings.
  • At the junction where the wall and the ceiling meet.
  • Even in the head of a screw.

How to Tell if You Have Bed Bugs

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Bites on your body

Sometimes you don’t know you have bed bugs until you have a bite! The bites appear like flat, red welts in zigzag lines or small clusters is a key sign of bed bugs. These bite are really itchy and sometimes hurt but not always.

Blood Stained Sheets

The first sign of a bed bug problem is obvious: the bed. After bed bugs feed on you, they’ll leave behind blood stains resembling small rust spots. These will usually be found near the corners and edges of the bed. Bed bugs also shed their skin, or molt, several times as they mature, so you may find their oval brown exoskeletons during your search.

Don’t Wait to See Bed Bugs!

What’s That BUG?! Use our Pest Identification Guide to find out!

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