Why Professional Bed Bug Treatment Is Worth It

Why Professional Bed Bug Treatment Is Worth It

Let’s face it, the thought of a bed bug infestation can be very intimidating. Bed bugs are not just annoying little nuisance pests, but can actually cause serious stress and anxiety for homeowners; not only that, they can bite without notice, spread throughout your home quickly, and they are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of.

While you sleep, bed bugs will usually leave a line of itchy red bites on your skin. Though some people only experience mild symptoms after being bitten by a bed bug, other people experience serious allergic reactions that can require medical attention. If these bites become irritated and the skin is broken, it could allow bacteria and germs to get inside, these bites can turn into a secondary infection.

Can bed bugs themselves can carry serious diseases? Actually, it has been recently discovered, that much like their cousins the “kissing” bug, bed bugs can transmit the same Trypanosoma cruzi parasite through their feces! Although it is rare in North America, if a bed bug is a carrier of the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite and deposits its feces on or near their host and those feces come in contact with mucous membranes or are accidentally ingested, it can cause Chagas disease. The symptoms of Chagas disease can last for a long period of time and include swelling, fever, fatigue, rash, aches, and loss of appetite. This disease is an infectious inflammatory disease that, if left untreated, can cause digestive and heart problems that can potentially be fatal.

Bed bugs are incredibly hardy pests that can withstand both cold and hot temperatures, as well as go without a blood meal for months, not to mention that they are also resistant to many chemical treatments. If you rely on DIY methods alone, you will have a very difficult time eliminating an entire infestation of bed bugs. If you suspect that you have a bed bug problem, it is important to enlist the help of a pest control expert to inspect your home for bed bugs and develop a plan for removal if they are found.

Professional eco-friendly heat remediation is the answer to all bed bug problems, both big and small! Unlike DIY methods, our heat treatment can eliminate all the bed bugs that are hiding inside your home effectively and efficiently. Russell’s Pest Control in Eastern Tennessee is equipped and ready to perform a detailed inspection of your home and guide you through the heat treatment process as well as safeguard your home and personal items. We are QualityPro-Certified by the National Pest Management Association, meaning you can rest assured that will

You can rest assured as we are QualityPro-Certified by the National Pest Management Association and guarantee our results.

Contact us today at Russell’s Pest Control in Eastern Tennessee for more information about our state-of-the-art bed bug heat remediation today.

Bed Bug Advice You Can Trust

Bed Bug Advice You Can Trust

The internet: it’s become a necessity for most everyone in the United States. It’s not uncommon to spend countless hours searching the web these days. It is really great for some things, such as finding DIY projects you can do around your home or sharing funny videos of people (or cats!). However, it can often be misleading for other stuff…for example, having a personal conversation with someone. It’s really hard to understand the tone in a person’s text, and without facial expressions to show emotion, messages can easily be misinterpreted. Another way in which the internet is horrible is when it comes to getting advice about bed bugs.

You can’t trust just any old website when it comes to bed bugs for a couple of reasons. First, you are usually hearing advice from other homeowners, as opposed to a pest control professional. While other homeowners can certainly share their stories, they don’t have the ability to give knowledgeable instructions with industry experience behind it. And no matter what they say, there is no do-it-yourself solution to rid your property of bed bugs. Second, internet users will often use Wikipedia as a reliable source of information about bed bugs—it is not! Again, Wikipedia is written by writers, not pest control experts, and contributions can come from literally anyone. Another reason to be wary is that many times there are articles online that are written just to push a product, none of which have been proven to work. It’s misleading advertising at best, yet many homeowners fall into this trap due to the urgency they feel to remove the bed bugs quickly and with as little fuss as possible.

Basically, homeowners be warned: when it comes to bed bugs, don’t go to the internet. Contact your local pest control company and they’ll help you find a solution and give you advice that is backed by years of experience and knowledge. In fact, for residents of Knoxville TN and Eastern TN, Russell’s Pest Control has been protecting your homes from bed bugs since 1971. Here at Russell’s, we take bed bugs very seriously, and over the years we have perfected the way we eliminate them from homes. Despite what DIY blogs and forums, or other homeowners may say, the best way to eliminate bed bugs is through heat. Many homeowners aren’t aware of this. Heat is a non-toxic method for killing bed bugs in all stages of development. It’s safer, faster, and more efficient than any other product or method. Unless you are a trained pest control technician, the use of heat is not safe for homeowners to try to use on their own. Some homeowners have even started fires trying to do so. It’s not only necessary to contact Russell’s Pest Control to fully eliminate bed bugs—it’s important because the safety of your home and family are in danger if you don’t. Our bed bug service includes an inspection, a careful review of the situation, determination of proper treatment process, and then total bed bug elimination. On the day of service, we will carefully place the heat sources around your home and maintain high temperatures (over 120 degrees Fahrenheit) for a period of 3-5 hours. The heat will reach into the deepest of cracks, and into floors, ensuring the 100%  elimination of all bugs. Not only that, but we guarantee our work; if the bugs return, so will we, at no additional cost to you. Don’t trust the internet, call Russell’s Pest Control instead.

Best Bed Bug Prevention Tips Of 2017

Best Bed Bug Prevention Tips Of 2017

Bed bugs are constantly in the news lately due to the growing population of bed bugs in both homes and public areas. Plus, everywhere you look there is someone saying they know the best way to prevent an infestation. Are you someone that has fallen for some of these time consuming and costly tips? Or maybe you’ve tried some of the over the counter products that say they can prevent bed bugs, but in the end, they fall short of their promised assistance in your fight against an infestation?

Well, bed bugs may not be so easy to deal with, but here are some tips that may actually help you avoid bed bugs this year. Avoid used furniture or mattresses, which could be hiding bed bugs inside, and without the proper treatment could cause an infestation. If you buy used clothing items, be sure to wash them in hot water right away to kill any bed bugs in them. When traveling, be sure to inspect your hotel room when you get there for bed bugs, carcasses, shed skins, and tiny maroon dots on bedding. Do not place your purse, briefcase or other items on the floor of public places, as this could be a place bed bugs will transfer from someone else’s things to yours. When you return home from a trip wash all of your clothing in hot water, and clean/vacuum out your suitcases and other luggage you brought with you.

Even if you follow these tips or any other DIY’s that you have seen or heard about in the news or on the internet, bed bugs can still sneak into your home, and once they’re in, you’re not going to want to fight them alone. Your best bet is to call on the professionals at Russell’s Pest Control in Knoxville and Eastern Tennessee. We have been getting rid of bed bugs for many years and have the expertise and technology to get rid of them completely. When you call Russell’s:

  • Our professionals will do a bed bug inspection to confirm their presence, as well as to pinpoint the areas where they are congregating.

  • They will review their findings and discuss a bed bug treatment plan with you.

  • On the day of treatment, our experts will use professional heat remediation equipment to eliminate all of the bed bugs.

Heat treatment is very efficient, effective, and non-toxic. It eliminates bed bugs of all stages of development, reaches hidden bed bugs, can be done in a day, and leaves behind no residue. These are some of the many reasons that we use this type of treatment to assure you of complete eradication, which will give you peace of mind that your home is free of bed bugs once we are finished. Give us a call today to find out more about bed bug treatment and control in Knoxville and Eastern Tennessee.