Which Bed Bug Treatment is Best

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which bed bug treatment is best

Bed Bug Treatment Tips

This is a question that we get ask a lot at Tennessee Pest Solutions when talking about bed bugs in Knoxville. There are many pest control companies in Knoxville Tennessee and surrounding areas. Each pest control company has their silver bullet so to speak that they are trying to sell you as the best bed bug treatment out there today. Some will tell the freezing is the best when treating for bed bugs. Then others will tell that heat treatment for bed bugs is the only proven bed bug treatment out there that will completely get rid your home or business of your bed bugs. So the question is still which bed bug treatment is the best? First I would like to say that all the treatment methods I talked about earlier are good selling points for each of the companies that offer them as their bed bug treatment methods. But when your treating for bed bugs you can not take any chances! We have worked with some of the top entomologists in the country and they have told us that no matter if your using the freezing method or heating method when treating for bed bugs you still have to apply a chemical product with your treatment. You can not and do not want to take chances when treating for bed bugs. That is why Tennessee Pest Solutions has put together a customized bed bug treatment program to completely eliminate bed bugs from your home or business so you can rest in peace again. So when you ask the question which bed bug treatment is the best? I hope our blog post helps you answer that question. If it does not or you have more questions you would like to ask about bed bugs please give us a call at our office. We are here to help you!


Pest Control in Knoxville and East Tennessee

Looks like it is going to be a crazy year for pest control in Knoxville and East Tennessee!

The weather this year in Knoxville and East Tennessee has been a little crazy, to say the least. We really did not even have a real winter this year. Because of this change in the weather this year the pests are going to be real bad. This is why it is important to be proactive with pest control instead of reactive. Being proactive with pest control will help you stop the bugs on the outside of your home or business before they become a real pest control problem on the inside. Setting up regular pest control treatment with a reputable pest control company is the first start in keeping these pests out. Regular pest control treatment keeps a treatment pest barrier up around your exterior to take care of the bugs before they get inside. Keeping up the pest barriers on the outside does not mean you will never need the inside of your home or business treated. But it limits the amount of time the inside will need to be treated. A reputable pest control company will inspect your home or business for different kinds of pests and also their activity. They should also inspect your property for any entry points that might lead to your property. They should also point out any conductive conditions that they have found inside and outside of your property. Tennessee Pest Solutions has over 26 years experience in the pest control and termite control fields. We also hold the highest licenses with the State of Tennessee in these categories. So if your having a pest control issue that you need help with this year please give us a call. We are here to help you with all your pest control needs.

Thank you for taking the time to read our post. We hope it helps you!

Tennessee Pest Solutions

Bed Bug Treatment Tips

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Bed Bug Treatment Tips

 Inspection is very important when it comes to bed bugs!
  • You need to carefully inspect your entire infestation area with a flashlight, to help identify all infestation areas. Bed bugs can be found in uncommon places such as shoe boxes, smoke detectors, books, electronic equipment, etc.

Reduce the Clutter throughout each room

  • Remove every item from floor,  the underside of bed, and also the closet floors. After inspection you need to treat and carefully remove of all  bed bug infested items from the rooms.

Vacuum Thoroughly is very important

  • Vacuum up all visible bed bugs the you find. Move the furniture at least 2-3 feet from each wall. Vacuum the carpet throughout each room, underneath furniture and in the closets. Be very careful when removing the bed bug infested vacuum bag.

Treat Along Carpet Edges. This is a bed bug highway that they travel from room to room

  • Pull back the carpet from the baseboards and apply a dust or pest control spray with an appropriate bed bug insecticide.

Cracks & Crevices; Wall Voids. Don’t forget this important part of bed bug treatments.

  • Treat all the cracks and crevices throughout, wall and  room furniture voids, behind all picture frames, behind the bed headboard and all other carpeted surfaces.

Wash & Dry on High Heat

  • Launder all bed linens and personal clothing on high heat in the dryer. Place all your items that cannot be laundered in dryer on high heat for twenty minutes.

We hope these bed bug treatment tips will help in doing your own bed bug treatments. Sometimes certain bed bug treatment situations will require a professional bed bug company to fully rid them from your home or place of business. If this becomes your situation Tennessee Pest Solutions is here to help you and give you peace of mind so you can rest in peace again.

Spring Pest Control

Spring Pest Control


Wow what a crazy winter we had this year in Knoxville / East Tennessee. Because of the temps staying so warm this winter the bugs are going to be really bad this year. This is why its important to start a spring pest control treatment program early this year. Tennessee Pest Solutions pest control treatment program takes care of all the pests that might want to come into your place of business or home. Our pest control program starts with treating the inside of your home or business for crawling bugs. We do this by spot treating all corners throughout your home or place of business and also treating around all doors and other entry points. On the outside of your home or business our pest control treatment program starts with looking for exterior entry points that ants, spiders, roaches and other crawling bugs might get in. These entry points into your home or business will need to be treated with a pest control product and then sealed up correctly. We then power spray three feet up and ten feet out around your home or business to build up a pest control barrier that will help control the bugs before they get into the structure. We will then set up regular scheduled pest control visits to keep the pest barrier up and protecting your home or business from these pesty insects. Another benefit of our pest control treatment program is that if you ever have any pest problems between scheduled visits we come back out to your home or business for free. We have over 26 years experience in pest control and termite control. We also hold the highest licenses with the State of Tennessee in both of those pest categories. Call Tennessee Pest Solutions office today for a pest free home or business!



How to kill termites in Knoxville and East Tennessee


The question is always asked how to kill termites. Subterranean termites live in deep underground colonies or in moistened hidden areas above ground that can contain almost 2 million termites. These are the types we deal with the mostly in the Knoxville and East Tennessee area. Subterranean Termites build what we call mud tubes to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open environment. Termites like moisture and the darkness. Termite colonies are organized into castes depending on their tasks — workers, soldiers and reproductive.  The characteristics of a subterranean termites are dependent on the termite’s caste in their colony. Yellowish cream colored worker termites (these are the ones that look like little maggots) are 1/8 to 3/8’s of an inch in length. Soldier subterranean termites are about the same in length, but are distinguished by their powerful mandibles (They look like termite claws). Soldier termites have cream colored bodies and brownish yellow heads. Reproductive subterranean termites are approximately one-inch in length. The swarmer termites are the ones with wings and they fly) are the ones that look like ants to most home owners. These are also the ones that swarm out a lot of times inside your home in the months of March and April. We get many phone calls during these months with home owners calling and saying I have ants everywhere and I need your professional help right now. Come to find out when we get to their home or place of business they have termites. Finding termites is never a good thing. So how do you kill termites? Some people might say you can do the termite work yourself? This might be true in some cases. But you will need the right education, the right termite tools and the time to do it. Tennessee Pest Solutions suggests always hiring a professional that is licensed with the State of Tennessee in the termite category. By doing this you know your termite job was done right. It gives you peace of mind and also it saves yourself a lot of personal time. A reputable termite company in East Tennessee will always offer you a warranty on their termite work, usually for the lifetime of your home for an annual fee. I hope all this information helps you on how to kill termites.


Thank you!

Tennessee Pest Solutions

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Termite Inspection Reports


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Termites are everywhere in the Knoxville/East Tennessee area. This is why it is very important to get a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) termite inspection report done on your home you want to buy before you buy your new home. It does not matter how your home was built or where it is located in Knoxville/East Tennessee or even how old or how new it may be. Any home in Knoxville and East Tennessee can be attacked by subterranean termites at any time. Subterranean termites are a big threat across 70% of the world. These little termite pests can cause $5 billion worth of damage each year in the United States alone. The damage that termites cause is usually not covered by most home owner’s policies. Also, termite damage can go undetected for many years. This is why you should have a termite inspection done on your home before you buy it.

When choosing a termite inspection company in Knoxville and East Tennessee you want to make sure they carry the highest license in the state of Tennessee. Also, ask them what form they will use when they do a termite inspection. This is a very important question to ask. You need to make sure they will be using the Tennessee Official Wood Destroying Organism Report. They will also call this a WDO termite inspection report. This form is the only form your underwriters will accept for your new home loan.

Tennessee Pest Solutions has done many of these termite inspections through out the years. We understand how important it is to find termites before you buy your home. If we find termites during our termite inspection you can ask the seller to have it treated and fixed before you buy or you may even decide to just walk away.

I hope this information on a termite inspection helps! Please let us know if you ever have any questions about termites or termite inspections. Tennessee Pest Solutions is here to help!

Bed Bugs Knoxville Tennessee?

Over the past six years, bed bugs have begun to make a comeback across Knoxville Tennessee and the United States and they have come back with a bite! They are showing up in hotels and homes more and more everyday throughout Knoxville Tennessee. These hotels are not just your run down sleazy hotels, but are five star hotels as well. Bed bugs in Knoxville Tennessee are becoming a bigger problem each year in homes and hotels. This has been linked to the changes in some pest control products and treatment methods that Knoxville Tennessee pest control companies use.

These crazy little bugs are blood feeders that do not feed on your normal pest control baits that pest control companies use. International travel has been linked to the spread of Bed Bugs in Knoxville Tennessee and really all of East Tennessee because their eggs, young Bed Bugs, and adult Bed Bugs are readily transported in luggage, clothing, bedding, and  home furniture. There has been no research found that these little bugs spread any diseases. But there is one thing not to forget? Bed Bugs in Knoxville Tennessee are a human pest. They do not like the hairy skin of a dog or cat. These little bugs like the smooth skin of a human.

Through much research and study there has been treatment programs put together to help control these little pests. We at Tennessee Pest Solutions have worked with national entomologists and have come up with a Bed Bug program that works and has had less than 1% callbacks or re treatments. We understand your reputation is at hand and the image that you want to uphold at your place of business and also your home. Let Tennessee Pest Solutions help protect your reputation and rid these these pests from you home or business.