About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are widespread and have been found in houses, apartments, hotels, schools, hospitals, dormitories, airplanes, and movie theaters. They use their straw-like mouth parts to suck blood from warm-blooded animals such as humans, bats, and birds. Adults are oval-shaped, flattened front to back, and wingless. Bed bugs hatchlings are so small they can pass through a stitch-hole in a mattress. At maturity, they are 4-5 mm long and 1.5-3 mm wide. They are light brown when hungry but after a feeding on blood, their abdomen looks bright red, red-brown, or blackish. Bed bugs may be mistaken for small cockroaches but unlike cockroaches, which scavenge human food, bed bugs feed only on blood. They remain hidden during the day and actively feed at night. Their bites are painless but the bite wounds can be extremely itchy for days later.

 

Don’t encase or replace

Too often the simple approach to take when you find a mattresses with bed bugs is to encase the mattress in a plastic bag. Mattress encasement will not prevent bed bugs... bed bugs live all around our rooms! Putting a mattress in a bag is a great idea to prevent bodily fluids from penetrating a new mattress, but the mattress bags are less valuable in the prevention of the harborage or spread of bed bugs. There is a lot of misinformation on the internet. Too many people feel helpless in combatting bed bugs and throw away their carpeting, furniture, and clothing. Don’t make this costly mistake... because in spite of this extreme action, eggs can (and often do!) remain and will hatch a couple of weeks later just to repeat the cycle. Learn why a heat treatment by TRS Extermination is the safe answer for a toxic-free solution to bed bugs in one, single treatment.

 

The Bed Bug Life cycle

Bed bugs have three stages in their life cycle: egg, nymph, adult. Adult females lay eggs on rough dry surfaces near their hiding places, either singly or in small clusters. One to four weeks later, the nymphs hatch from the eggs and seek a host animal from which to feed. As nymphs eat and mature, they outgrow their skin, grow a new skin layer (exoskeleton) beneath it, and shed the old one, a process called molting. Following each molt, the nymph is a little larger. After the fifth growth-molt cycle, usually 4-6 weeks later, the bed bug reaches full size and is an adult. The process of changing body forms while maturing is called metamorphosis.

Bed bugs are experts at hiding, extremely successful hitchhikers that can survive up to a year without feeding. Bed bugs can be found almost anywhere, from homes to hotels, hospitals to care facilities, theaters to offices, rental furniture businesses, schools, public transportation and more. With the recent resurgence of the bed bug population, it’s important now more than ever to be able to distinguish fact from fiction on where they live, thrive and nest:

Bed bugs can be found within:

 

Detection and Finding Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are active at night and are adept at hiding in dark places during the day. They most often hide in crevices and in spaces between mattresses and box springs, on bed frames and headboards, and between couch and chair cushions. They are less commonly found in dressers and nightstands, in and on luggage, in electrical outlets, and among clutter. Once they infest a room, they often travel to adjacent rooms. Bed bugs are expert hitch-hikers and are adept at finding new places to infest.

 

Bed Bug Prevention and Control

Proper sanitation practices and diligence can help prevent bed bug infestation.

Heat is the only treatment that is 100% effective to eliminate bed bugs in all life stages in a single treatment. Because of this, heat is the best bed bug extermination method. Heat kills bed bugs naturally.

 

Understanding Bed Bugs

For many people, bed bugs have become the modern-day boogie man. Killing bed bugs with heat allows you to take your home back.

This page is the gateway to answers for question we often hear about bed bugs: What do bed bugs look like? Home remedies for bed bug bites, Do-it-Yourself options to control bed bugs, and How to detect signs of bed bugs.

When in doubt, take a photo of what you’ve found and text it to us at 513-604-6332 and we’ll let you know what you have.

If you still need help, TRS Extermination provide treatments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you kill bed bugs fast with safe, clean, effective heat.

 

Found a bug? — Don’t panic!

We offer free bed bug identification.

Text a picture to 513-604-6332.

Unlike some other insects, finding you have bed bugs is not a statement on the cleanliness of your home. Bed bugs don’t care if your home is clean or dirty or if you are rich or poor — all they want it to live around you and feed on you for dinner. Discovering you have bed bugs need not induce panic. Follow some simple tips and your experience will be more pleasant than if you ignore your bed bug problem.

TRS Extermination offers a free bug identification service. Simply text us a picture of the bug you found to 513-604-6332 and we will help you know what pesters you.

Most importantly, call a professional bed bug exterminator at the first sign of bed bugs. The sooner you contact a professional who can kill all the bed bugs and their eggs in one visit, the sooner you will be bed bug free. Next, realize bed bugs will probably be found throughout your home, so don’t throw away your mattress, bedding, or any other furniture. Thirdly, prepare for a bed bug treatment by eliminating clutter on and around furniture and throughout your home. Lastly, relax (as best you can) and know relief is on the way!

 

The TRS Approach to Eradicating Bed Bugs

TRS Extermination is the leader in the Ohio bed bug treatment industry. Our innovative technology and convective heat methodologies have proven to be the most effective system for a complete bed bug eradication solution.

We use portable direct-fired heaters. These eco-friendly devices elevate the ambient temperature to a level that is lethal for bed bugs yet safe for the contents of your home. The unit disperses and convects heated air throughout the room so that it warms every location that pests might hide... even places chemical treatments cannot easily reach. Heat treatments eliminate the requirement to use toxic pesticides inside your home and the potential for lingering chemical residue. Our professionally-trained technicians can safely eliminate the bed bugs in one treatment without damaging your home.

 

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Why does TRS Extermination Recommend Heat Treatment?

Bed bugs are dangerous pests that are becoming extremely prevalent in Ohio. These parasitic insects typically accompany you home after travel to a friend, relative, or after staying in a hotel. Their numbers declined in this country after the Second World War, but this trend reversed after the ban of DDT. Named for their tendency to attack their prey in beds, this nocturnal parasite can live in carpeting, furnishings, books, electronics, walls and electrical systems with cracks and/or crevices. They sleep and breed in these hidden locations during the day and then come out at night to feed on you and your family. Their bites are painful and can trigger allergic reactions. With the ban of DDT, heat treatment has become the most reliable way to exterminate bed bugs and their eggs. Failure to kill all the eggs guarantees the infestation persists and will continue to be bitten.

Heat treatments are 100% safe to you, your family, your pets, and your home and belongings — including your electronics, TVs, and computers — and 100% lethal to all stages of bed bugs, including their eggs.

 

How it works.

Unlike chemicals, heat kills bed bugs wherever they may be hiding: in furniture, in the walls, along the floors, in computers and electronics.

Our trucks are discreet. We could be a plumber or a contractor. We do not advertise to your neighbors that you have bed bugs.

 



Choose the Right Bed Bug Treatment Option

TRS Extermination offers two effective treatments for eliminating bed bug infestations. While both treatment options are effective, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each treatment to decide what is best for your situation. The biggest determining factors you will want to consider are your budget and your patience for ending your bed bug problem.

Our helpful staff will be glad to help walk you through your options and help you choose the right solution!

 

Thermal Remediation

Bed bugs gone in 1 visit
Kills all stages of the bed bug lifecyle
Non-toxic treatment

Treating bed bug infestations with thermal is a 1-day process to completely eliminate your bed bug infestation. Heat treatments kill all stages of the bed bug life cycle, and can have you bed bug free as soon as the treatment is done.

This process takes approximately 6-8 hours (depending on the size of your home). While it is completely non-toxic your family and pets must stay out of the house while the treatment is in progress.

Heat treatment is the best option for those wanting to immediately rid themselves of a bed bug infestation.

Aprehend Treatment

1 Hour application time
14 days to be “bed bug free”
50% less than Thermal Remediation

Unlike heat treatments, our Aprehend spray treatment takes around 2 weeks to completely kill all of the bed bugs in your home. This treatment method involves spraying Aprehend in areas where bed bugs like to hide.

Bed bugs must cross the sprayed areas in order to be eliminated. Because the bed bugs reproduce quickly, you will have to wait for any eggs to hatch and those nymph’s to walk through the treated areas before they are killed.

During this 14-day period, you will continue to see bed bugs in your home.

The benefit to the Aprehend treatment is the price. The typical Aprehend bed bug treatment is 50% less than the cost of thermal remediation.

Found a bug? — Don’t panic!

We offer free bed bug identification.

Text a picture to 513-604-6332.

Unlike some other insects, finding you have bed bugs is not a statement on the cleanliness of your home. Bed bugs don’t care if your home is clean or dirty or if you are rich or poor — all they want it to live around you and feed on you for dinner. Discovering you have bed bugs need not induce panic. Follow some simple tips and your experience will be more pleasant than if you ignore your bed bug problem.

TRS Extermination offers a free bug identification service. Simply text us a picture of the bug you found to 513-604-6332 and we will help you know what pesters you.

Most importantly, call a professional bed bug exterminator at the first sign of bed bugs. The sooner you contact a professional who can kill all the bed bugs and their eggs in one visit, the sooner you will be bed bug free. Next, realize bed bugs will probably be found throughout your home, so don’t throw away your mattress, bedding, or any other furniture. Thirdly, prepare for a bed bug treatment by eliminating clutter on and around furniture and throughout your home. Lastly, relax (as best you can) and know relief is on the way!

 



How Does Heat Treatment Work?

Thermal Remediation Specialists will guide you through the simple and effective process.

1

Professional Confirmation

If you believe that you have found bed bugs in your home then it is important to have a confirmation completed as soon as possible so that we can identify where they are and if they have spread to any other areas of your home. Please take a photo with your cell phone and text it to us at 513-604-6332.

 

2

Pre Heat Preparation

We will email a simple preparation checklist to you that will explain how to prepare your home for treatment.

​We help you every step of the way!

 

3

Professional Treatment

We use only the best products to treat your home. All of our products are EPA approved. Our Integrated Pest Management approach helps to ensure that the bed bugs are eliminated. We stand behind our treatments by warranting our work.

 



Your Health May Be At Risk!

Pest infestations can cause major issues, don’t put your family in jeopardy!

 

Call today.
Bugs gone tomorrow.

513-604-6332