Bed Bugs

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Cookeville
833 W. Broad Street
Cookeville, TN 38501   
(931) 526-4222

 Crossville
5335 Peavine Rd
Crossville, TN 38557   
 (931) 484-4894

Lebanon
PO Box 1427
Lebanon,TN 37088
(615)-453-8890

Tennessee Dept Of Agriculture Charter # 83

Bed Bugs

Don’t Let Them Bite!
We thought this pest had disappeared. But, recently bed bugs (cimex lectularius) have made a comeback in North America and are more pesticide resistant than ever before.

The only way to get rid of bed bugs?
CALL MIDSTATE. We know where they hide and how to eliminate them. Our first step is to perform and thorough inspection.  

WHERE DO BED BUGS COME FROM?

Your home can be infested with bed bugs in a variety of ways, including:
  • Bugs and eggs that “hitchhike” on pets, clothing and luggage.
  • Introducing infested items such as used furniture or clothing.
  • Nearby dwellings such as adjacent apartments.
  • Visitors from a source of infestation, where bed bugs are transferred by clothing, used furniture, including mattresses, bedding and luggage.

WHERE DO THEY HIDE?

Bed bugs can be found on their own but often congregate once established. They usually remain close to hosts, commonly in or near beds or couches.

Nesting locations may include: luggage, vehicles, furniture, bedside clutter, behind light switches and outlet covers, behind baseboards and around carpet edging.  

Bed bugs may also next near animals that live in your home. They may also infect areas known to harbor mice, rats and other warm-blooded pests.  

GET RID OF THEM... HOW?

Eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches. Pesticides are used to treat broad areas of a room. Mechanical approaches, such as vacuuming, heat treating, or wrapping mattresses are also recommended.  

Heat treatments involve removing all clutter in affected rooms. All cushions, mattresses and bed linens must be treated. Also, curtains, clothing and furniture must be removed and treated. Applying low moisture steam to carpets, walls, and behind baseboards, molding and furniture. Every crack and crevice must be treated. DO IT YOURSELF treatment of you home for bed bugs will usually spread them and make treatment more expensive. It's best to call MIDSTATE.  

It often takes 4-6 hours to do a thorough inspection and initial treatment. Please be advised that additional inspections and treatments are usually necessary. Please call Midstate right away for a free inspection  if you suspect bed bugs. Early detection and quick treatment are best.  
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