There are a lot of different pests you might encounter in your Tennessee home, and luckily, most of these aren’t too much of a concern. Many different insects are just considered a nuisance as they are harmless to humans and pets. However, other pests are a problem because they can harm your health or damage property.
One pest that many people hate dealing with, and for good reason, is the bed bug. Bed bug infestations can quickly seem to overrun your home, and they can spread with incredible speed. They also pose some health risks as they feed on our blood while we sleep.
While bed bugs are a rather small pest, they are big enough to be seen if you know what to look for. Here are the key features of bed bugs:
They are usually a red-brown color.
They have oval-shaped bodies.
They are the size of an apple seed.
They have round bodies except after they’ve eaten and are engorged.
When people see bed bugs in their homes, they often want to try to get rid of them on their own in an effort to save money or time, but doing so is both expensive and ineffective.
Do DIY Bed Bug Removal Methods Work?
There are many factors to consider when calculating the cost of bed bug removal on your own. The cost can range depending on how big your home is as well as how severe the infestation is. While these factors do matter, the biggest reason why trying to handle the problem on your own costs a lot of money is that these methods are usually ineffective.
Some of the common ways people try to remove bed bugs on their own include:
Trying to get rid of or treat each item that’s been infested.
Using store-bought pesticides.
Making kill chamber devices.
Buying bed bug traps.
The truth is that most of these products don’t work that well. They might work for a time, but they usually don’t get rid of the entire infestation which means you’ll spend more and more money with each attempt. This can also lead to a lot of time and aggravation which has to be considered when calculating costs. Additionally, the pesticides and other products available in stores aren’t always cheap.
Why Professional Bed Bug Removal Services Are Cost-Effective
While trying to handle bed bugs on your own might seem like an affordable option, this isn’t always the case. The best way to get rid of bed bugs effectively and affordably is to contact the pest control technicians at Proven Pest Management.
The reason our bed bug control program is cost-effective is because it works. Our treatments will get rid of all of the bed bugs in your Tennessee home, so you don't have to waste your money on methods that don’t work. We can provide monthly or one-time treatments that use cutting-edge technology to get rid of bed bugs and keep them away for good.
How To Protect Your Home From Bed Bugs
If you’ve noticed any signs of a bed bug infestation, the most successful, and cost-effective, way to eliminate them is to contact the professionals at Proven Pest Management. All of our technicians are licensed, experienced, and bonded, and our bed bug removal programs will eliminate the infestation efficiently and effectively. Give us a call at (901) 295-3220 to learn more.