Macon, Tennessee, United States
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(615) 561-5917


We are here to help ease the stress of Bed Bug Removal!

About Us

We are a small independently owned and operated  company who understand the frustration and stress of Bed Bug removal. We serve all of Macon County, TN and surrounding counties. Even though we are local, we are effective and safe also environmentally friendly!

Mission

The Mission Of Bug off Bed Bugs is to provide a effective, safe and private bed bug treatment. Our knowledgeable staff will educate our customers on prevention and offer highest quality service available. We value our customers privacy and discretion is of utmost importance. When we arrive at your location we arrive in unmarked vehicals. 

What We Do

At Bug off Bed Bugs we believe safety an convience are very important. That is why we do not use any chemicals or pesticides. We also do not need to treat your entire home/business if only one room is infested. We use a cost effective Heat treatment that is safe for not only your family but your pets as well. And it will not require you to leave your home and or business. 

History of Bed Bugs

There are two known species of bedbugs known to feed on human blood, they are Cimex lectularius and cimex hemipterus. They date back as far as 3,500 years ago to tombs of ancient Egyptians. Bedbugs have evolved as nest parasites, and some have learned to adapt to human environment. Bed bugs where first mentioned in ancient Greece as early as 400 BC, and later mentioned by Aristotle Pliny,s Natural History, published circa AD 77 in Rome, and claimed bedbugs had a medical value in treatments for ailments like snake bites and ear infections. This kinda belief continued until the 18th century when Guettard recommended their use in the treatment of Hysteria.

What are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood. The common bed bug is best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. 

Physical Description

Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flat and oval. Adults grow to 4-6mm long and 1.5-3 mm wide. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color, and will get darker as they molt and reach maturity.  Bed bugs may be mistaken for other insects, such as Booklice, small cockroaches and carpet beetles. 

Feeding Habits

Bed bugs are obligatory (bloodsucking) insects. Bed bugs are attracted to there host primarily by carbon dioxide, secondarily by warmth, and by other chemicals. Bed bugs prefer the face, neck, and arms of a sleeping person. Under certain cool conditions adult bed bugs can live for over a year without feeding. 

Life Stages

Bed Bugs have 5 nymph life stages and a final sexually mature adult stage. bed bugs will molt 6 times becoming a mature adult and must consume one blood meal before each molt. depending on the temperatures and availability of food the whole life cycle can take 1-4 months. A female can lay as many as 500 eggs in a lifetime.

Fast Facts

-Bedbugs are small wingless insects that feed on blood.

-Most bedbugs feed on their host while they are asleep.

-The peak time for feeding is between midnight an 5am.

-Bites can be seen quickly but may take up to 14 days to become visible.

-Bed bugs need to feed regularly to reproduce, lay eggs an survive.

our services

Heat penetrates into small crevices that cannot be inspected. This treatment will kill all bed bugs in all their stages.

The most commom mistake made, is mistaking a bed bug for another more common insect. Here we give you some examples of the most mistaken.

Bed bug bites on the legs.

Foot and ankle ravaged by bed bugs.

Young child attacked by bed bugs.

It is important to know what kind of bite you may have.

Bed bugs are great at hide an seek.

Bed bugs love to hide in small crevices.  Mattresses are one of there favorite places to hide.

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Bug Off Bed Bugs

Macon, Tennessee, United States

(615) 561-5917

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