What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My Knoxville Home?

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Bed bugs want to live inside your home. What are bed bugs? They are local insects that feed on blood while people are asleep. Even the thought of this is uncomfortable. The good news is there are ways to identify and control these invasive pests. We will talk about your options for bed bug pest control in Knoxville today and discuss some of the problems these insects cause. Call Pest Ops for a quick evaluation of your property to check for an active infestation. We will help you identify bed bugs and offer effective solutions to remove these pests from your living areas.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

An adult bed bug is ¼” long, oval-shaped, and reddish brown. When engorged with blood these pests can appear up to five times larger and are much redder in color. Keeping this in mind, describing bed bugs is a lot like describing Santa Clause. It's good to know what they look like but the chances of you actually seeing one inside your home is slim. These pests like to hide in the recesses of structures during the day and typically only come out when people are asleep and they can feed on blood without being detected. They can feed during the day if the room is dark and the person is sitting/lying still. If you want help with spotting a bed bug infestation inside your home, bring in one of our technicians for a thorough inspection. We know how to identify bed bugs early and offer amazing solutions to remove these pests from your home.

Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?

What would you consider a threat to your health? Some people consider dangerous animals to be ones that can cause immediate physical harm. This is not the case for bed bugs. These pests do bite humans. These bites are non-venomous, however, and do not come with bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. The two problems that are possible with bed bugs are anemia and insomnia. Anemia comes when bed bugs steal enough blood to reduce healthy red blood cells in the body. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that can be triggered by the knowledge of bed bugs biting. Both of these conditions affect general health and are not considered life-threatening. Keeping this in mind, if there are bed bugs inside your home, it is best to handle the problem promptly. 

Why Do I Have Bed Bugs In My House?

There is only one reason why bed bugs invade local homes; to find people to feed on. The question is, how do bed bug infestations start? Most often these pests find a way indoors by hiding on an item. Here are just a few ways bed bugs might find their way into your home.

  • By climbing into your bag at the movies
  • By crawling onto your luggage at a hotel
  • By hiding inside your child’s backpack at school
  • By sneaking into a piece of used furniture that you are going to buy
  • By infesting your friend's house and then using them as transportation into your home

To avoid a bed bug problem, keep an eye out for these pests on items that are brought into your home. To deal with an active infestation, call our team at Pest OPS.

What's The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

The easiest way to deal with bed bugs is with professional bed bug extermination. For amazing control options at a competitive rate, get in touch with our team at Pest OPS. We have technicians who are trained in identifying bed bug signs and who have the tools to remove an infestation from your living areas.

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"We started using Pest Ops last year and we love them! We had a terrible issue with spiders since we have woods 15 feet outside our back door. After the first treatment we saw an immediate difference. We also used to have a terrible time with centipedes, earwigs, and silverfish inside the house, but we rarely see them anymore even though the only treatment we get is for the outside of the home. Pest Ops is also affordable! Lastly our specialist that comes out is personable and always pays attention to the details. Thank you for all you do!!!."

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