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This webpage is dedicated to the 1081900 residents in Nashville Tennessee to show what bed bugs look like and how and where to find them in Davidson County. 888-269-6210 - Rating: 5.0 - 928 Bedbug reviews ★★★★★

Overview:

Bed bugs are a huge problem in Tennessee. If you have Bed Bugs on your bed they are small, oval shaped insects that feed on human and sometimes animals. They reproduce a lot during their lifetime, so bed bug infestations can get out of control in just a few days.

Although acute reactions can happen, bed bug bites are generally not harmful to humans. Getting rid of bed bugs doesn't have to be acomplicated process in Nashville TN, it's important to follow these preventive Bed Bug Tips that has "Do's and Don't's" for you to consider. If you suspect signs of a bed bug infestations don't live in Davidson County, call Bed Bugs Inc. immediately, so a trained professional can handle the bed bugs for you.

Nashville Tennessee bed bug Identification

Appearance and Life-cycle:

Adult bed bugs are small, flat, and oval shaped. They are brownish in color, but after feeding their bodies will swell up and become a reddish color.

The eggs are like grain with a milky white color. Females lay 1-5 eggs a day and can lay up to 500 in their lifetime. The eggs can be alone or put in groups in cracks and crevices. It takes 2 weeks for them to hatch.

The nymphs are smaller than adults and yellow/white in color. They must go through 5 molting stages before reaching adulthood. To complete each stage, the nymph must feed. Under normal conditions in Tennessee, it takes 5 weeks for a nymph to become an adult. This should really concern Nashville home owners.

Nashville bed bug life cycle

Habitat and Behavior:

Bed bugs initially hide in mattresses, box springs, bed frames and head boards, because it gives them easy access to their food source at night. But they will also hide behind base boards, under wallpaper, and in clutter around the bed. Their flat bodies make it easy to hide.

Bed bugs are more common in places where people frequently come and go, like Nashville hotels, dorms and apartments in Davidson County. They can enter you home by hitchhiking in purses and luggage when traveling on an airplane.

They do not nest, but they do live in groups. Although bed bugs cannot fly, they move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings.

bed bug on Nashville couch

Bite Identification:

Not everyone in Nashville is allergic to bed bug bites, but for those who are they produce a red, itchy bump as seen in this picture.

Bite marks don't always appear the same day they happen and in some cases may not appear for several days after the bite occurs.

Usually bed bug bites appear in a short line or small cluster. Occasionally they may appear by themselves with no other bites around them.

If you aren't sure if you have a bed bug bite consult with a medical professional at the health department in Davidson County. They can help you identify a bed bug bite. If you have a bed bug bite call the professionals at Bed Bugs Inc. to help you get rid of bed bugs on your bed.

Nashville bed bug bites

Prevention:

If your home does become infested with bed bugs, there are a few things you can do to help get rid of them, but keep in mind It's to best to call a professional for a heat treatment.

You need to clean bed sheets and curtains with hot water and then the dryer on the hottest setting. You can put non-washable items in the dryer on high for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

You should also encase your mattress and box springs with tightly woven, zippered cover to prevent the bugs from entering or escaping. Because bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding, the cover should be on the bed at least that long.

The best thing for you to do, however, is to call your trusted and certified exterminators at Bed Bugs Inc. They will get rid of your bed bugs quickly and efficiently!

Nashville bed bug prevention