Bed Bug Treatment in the Greater Memphis Area
Bed bug infestations are on the rise all over the country. Mississippi and Tennessee are no exception. These bugs are very difficult to get rid of, and if you think you have them, it’s best to seek help.
Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions effectively eliminates bed bugs starting with an in-depth inspection of your home. If an infestation exists, our fast-acting and non-toxic treatment removes adult bed bugs, their young and their eggs. We can devise a personalized bed bug treatment plan based on your needs that will get rid of these pests and prevent them from returning.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are less than 1/4 inch long, and they hide in tiny cracks and crevices near your bed. While you sleep, they creep out and bite you. They survive on human blood, and they use body heat and other biological clues to find you. After feeding, which can take up to 10 minutes, they return to hiding and may hibernate for weeks.
These pests lay up to five eggs every day, and the adults can live for a year. Because the pests are so elusive, you usually won’t see them until their numbers grow. The more bed bugs you have, the harder it is to remove them. They get into your home by hitching a ride on you, your pets or your belongings.
How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs may be tiny, but if they’re around, they’ll leave predictable clues. Watch out for fecal stains on your bedclothes, blood stains on your pillow, dead bugs, shells and skins in your bed and a sweet, musty smell. Bed bug bites resemble those of fleas. They can itch and burn or cause raised red welts and rashes. You’ll often find a straight line of multiple bites.
Bed bugs hide in bed frames, box springs, mattresses, fixtures, decor and furniture near your bed. If they’re particularly hungry, they’ll bite you while you’re awake and inactive.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Bed Bugs?
If you think your Olive Branch, Mississippi, home may be infested with bed bugs, schedule a consultation with Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions. The sooner we start treatment, the more successful that treatment will be. Contact us if you have any questions. We’re always happy to help.