Bed bugs don’t take holidays... unless they’re traveling to eat you!

by Tommy Underhill, GreenTech Heat
December 3, 2019

So, how do these bugs get in your bed and everywhere else around your home? They don’t just appear one day! These bugs hitch hike or walk through the unusual places in search of a host— you and your family! Remember they are an insect that needs to feed to survive. It’s interesting how many people discover bed bugs in their home and say “I know where they came from”. In reality the introduction of a bed bug could have come from anywhere. They are hitchhikers, so you may have picked one up while you were out in public. They are often found in cars, buses, airplanes, restaurants, schools, doctors offices, hospitals, day care centers, your work, summer camps, and hotels. Maybe someone brought one to you when they visited. It’s hard to say.

We’ve visited homes of good folks like you who have made any of the following mistakes... and we don’t want you to make them, too!

  1. They throw out their bed, couch, or chairs.
  2. They rip up, remove, and replace their carpeting and padding.
  3. They replace all their clothing, and immediately put them into bedbug infested closets and dressers.
  4. They buy cheap insecticides which drive the bed bug deeper into their furnishings and building to avoid the chemicals.
  5. They try to rub everything down with alcohol. This creates a fire hazard.
  6. They put their clothes in the freezer.
  7. They run their clothes through the dryer for a regular dry cycle.
  8. They run their clothes through the dryer on high heat for several hours, but don’t treat anywhere else in their home. They then put these clothes back into their dressers and closets where the bed bugs already live.
  9. They think BED BUGS = INFESTED BED and don’t consider that bed bugs will harbor multiple places throughout their home.
  10. They do nothing.

If you find a bed bug this holiday season, don’t panic! Give us a call at 513-604-6332 and we’ll reduce allergens, freshen the air, kill bed bugs, and keep your family safe. Trust TRS Extermination to eliminate the the fear and frustration of bed bugs. Your life will be less stressful. When we’re done, we know all your bed bugs will be dead.


Don’t take our word for it

Read more reviews for TRS Extermination on GoogleA couple weeks ago our son brought home some bed bugs from one of his friends house and knowing how quickly they can spread and infest, I immediately started to search for an exterminator to come in and exterminate them. I ran into TRS on Google and read their reviews which were very good. I called them and spoke to Kelly and she was very helpful and informative. They sent one of there exterminators to my house within one day to check our house and his name was Mark - Mark did a very thorough job looking over the house and discovered traces of bed bugs and went over what needed to be done to extinguish them. After he was finished, he called his office and they were very good about making sure they could bring their crew in as quick as possible to take care of them. They were able to come in and do the work within just a few days. The owner even called me direct to speak to me and go over the process with me on the phone. They have now come, treated my house and so far see no more traces of bed bugs. I would like to recommend TRS to anyone have pest problems because they showed me that they cared about my problem and were willing to do what ever they could to make sure my needs were take care of. Their customer service was top of the line. For the actual work, Mark and Ryan came in and took care of everything. - Thanks so much TRS.

Tim Graham
5 Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
September 12, 2018


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