Truth about Bed Bugs

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN

Question:  I recently read a story about bedbugs. The last time I heard anything about bedbugs was when I was a child getting ready for bed, “Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” What’s the real story?

Answer:  You are correct. Bed bugs in the U.S. have not been an issue for years. However, as international travel has increased so have bedbugs. Though more common abroad, and known for superior hitchhiking abilities, these nocturnal, elusive transient pest, are on the rise across the U.S., and getting rid of them is a difficult lengthy process.

Bedbugs derive their name from their tendency to live in beds, but they can be found in carpets, under wallpaper, behind baseboards, and in small cracks and crevices throughout a room. Also, bedbug infestations are not attributed to unclean or unsanitary living conditions, so staying in a nice hotel is no guarantee.

While staying at hotels here and abroad, pull down the bed covers at night. If you see something moving, or if you see spots on the sheets, move to another room or switch hotels. After traveling, inspect your suitcases before bringing them into the house. Consider vacuuming them thoroughly to remove any suspicion of pests.

If you think you have bed bugs and need treatment or an inspection call Ameri Care Services today.  We offer bed bug treatment and inspections in Nashville, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro and Franklin contact us to find out how we can help you get rid of bed bugs!