What to do when you find Bed Bugs #whatbugsme

OK, so you just found bed bugs in your home and your freak out meter is about to blow the mercury. STOP. This is a critical time when you can either do the right thing or you can go nuclear in some incessant need to “do something” and in the process make it all worse.…

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Bed Bug Heat Treatments in Knoxville TN

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Bed Bug Heat Timeline You want to know what bugs me?  Heat!  Heat treatments for bed bugs annoy me and I will tell you why.  First, we’re going to have to talk about how things work in this industry.  What happens is a new fangle dangle widget comes out for pest control to kill bugs…

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Bed Bug Brain

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Bed Bug Brain #whatbugsme You want to know what bugs me?  Bed bugs and how they drive my customers crazy!  Anytime I have a bed bug customer, there’s a massive amount of stress involved.  They’re worried about getting bitten. They’re worried about people thinking they’re nasty or gross which is not true.   You are the…

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Bed Bug Bites

Do you want to know what bugs me?  Bed bugs and their bites! The reason I’m writing this post is that I’ve been seeing a lot of crappy information on the internet.  Part of that has to do with people’s obsession with the formulation and the shape of bed bug bites. If you’re too lazy…

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5 Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs

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Preventing Bed Bugs #whatbugsme 1. Don’t go to hotels       Here are 5 tips to help you prevent bed bugs. Almost half of the people I talk to about their bed bug infestation have recently been on vacation or a business trip.  Unfortunately, the quality of the establishment has little to do with whether they…

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Bed Bug Service

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Bed Bug Service #whatbugsme Before We Start The number 1 step in all bed bug services is to get you to stop trying to fix it yourself. You will not be able to fix this problem without extensive knowledge of bed bug biology, product knowledge and a ton of experience. I don’t care if you…

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Can you Guarantee a Pest Control Service?

Can you Guarantee a Pest Control Service? #whatbugsme           Everyone wants a guarantee, a sure thing.  In this day and age the only things you can count on are death and taxes.  It is no wonder that many want some assurance that the hard-earned money they spend is not wasted. I see companies guarantee things…

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Bed Bugs: Do I have them?

Do I Have Bed Bugs? #whatbugsme I truly hope you do not have bed bugs.  These little vampires feeding only on blood are so disruptive, they have replaced the cockroach as the most feared pest to have in your home.  Even here in Knoxville, bed bugs are a concern. How do you know if you…

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Insect Bites. What Bit Me?

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What Bit Me? #whatbugsme Bed Bug, Mosquito, Flea, Tick, or Spider Bites? It’s unsettling to find itchy red spots or bites on your body but what do you do about it? Most of the time it is no more than an annoyance. However some people are more sensitive than others and can have different reactions.…

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Why Bug Bombs Don’t Work #whatbugsme

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          If I had a dollar for every time I met a new customer who told me they tried bug bombs before calling me I would be able to retire.  In every single case they used way too many creating a potentially dangerous situation, not to mention it didn’t work.   If it did, they wouldn’t…

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Bed bug Detection K9 dogs #whatbugsme

Bed bug Detection K9 dogs #whatbugsme Knoxville Pest Control We have all heard of bomb and drug sniffing dogs but have you heard of a bed bug sniffing dog? Today that is a reality. Bed bugs are sometimes tough to find even for a seasoned veteran like me and even then, my visual hunt for…

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