Bed Bug Treatment

At Otis Termite & Pest Control Service, we combat these unhealthy, unwanted pests with thermal heat treatment. After years of trying various bed bug treatment methods, we know this is the safest, most effective approach to ridding your home of bed bugs.

We use special equipment designed to raise inside temperatures in the areas of infestation to a thermal temperature that penetrates all cracks and crevices and kills both the bed bugs and their eggs. No potentially harmful gas is used and your belongings never have to be removed.

If you suspect you have bed bugs, contact us or call 865-690-1662 to schedule an inspection by one of our bed bug specialists.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs can easily become your worst nightmare! They are bloodsuckers who love to travel! Bed Bugs feed on the blood of people and animals at night while they are sleeping. They can invade your home by hitchhiking on items such as luggage, clothing, bedding, used furniture, and even shoes. Since they can each lay up to 12 eggs per day it does not take long for an infestation to occur.

Bed bug bites usually occur around or near where people sleep and have been reported in all 50 states. They are not known to transmit or spread diseases, but adverse health effects may result from their bites. These can include skin rashes and allergic symptoms. Secondary infections can include impetigo, eczema, and lymphangitis.

Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs don’t discriminate between a clean or a dirty environment. Having bed bugs is not a sign of uncleanliness. These tiny creatures are incredibly difficult to control because they are the masters of hide-and-seek, getting themselves into even the tiniest cracks and crevices. They have become highly resistant to many of the common pesticides used for their control, and Do-It-Yourself pest control practices have actually been proven to add to furthering the rapid spread of these nasty pests.

Thermal Heat Treatment for Bed Bug Infestation

There are several different methods that can be used in attempting to get rid of bed bugs; however, our 47+ years in pest control have taught us that the single most effective method in eliminating them is thermal heat treatment!

When we carry out thermal heat treatment, we use specialized equipment to dramatically raise the temperature inside your property. Bed bugs and their eggs cannot survive at temperatures over 120°F for an extended period of time so when we heat the property to this temperature any bed bugs present will be killed. Any bed bug presence will be killed and the treatment is also eco-friendly.

We guarantee to eliminate the current bed bug infestation and we can offer you advice on the steps you can take to reduce the risk of future infestations.


How Long Does Thermal Heat Treatment Take?

When you book thermal heat bed bug treatment, you will need to vacate the property for most of the day. It is important to leave the house with as little as possible on the day of treatment as everything in the home is potentially contaminated. We also advise that you remove anything that could melt at high temperatures, including make-up. You should also remove any aerosol cans, fire extinguishers, ammunition, or anything else that may explode under high temperatures. The treatment will not damage electronics so these can be left at the property.

Commercial Bed Bug Treatment

We also offer commercial bed bug treatments. If you are the owner or manager of a commercial property, contact us for a customized thermal heat bed bug treatment. We have performed this treatment at a number of hotels. Because of our unique system, we can perform thermal heat bed bug treatment in individual rooms. This prevents you from having to close the entire hotel or be concerned about chemicals causing harm to future guests.

We can also offer commercial pest control packages for your business. We have over 100 years of combined technical pest control experience and can take expert care with a monthly or quarterly service plan.



Emily Moeck

"I unknowingly moved into a home that had a HUGE bed bug infestation..."Don't you worry, we are on top of this until they are gone, I promise!"... Jack was knowledgeable and honest in his assessment of my house/treatment methods. Thank you, Jack and Rocky and the whole Otis team! My home is home again!"


Joshua Weaver

"Prompt responses and appointment times. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Straight forward service without any "pushing" for extras."


Charlotte Bishop

"These guys were super helpful and kind. Jack thoroughly explained every procedure and made what could have been a horrible situation much more bearable. I definitely recommend them!"


Tamie Ridenour

"Excellent service and staff!! They were at my house the same day I called, for New construction pre-treatment!"


Cathy Amos

"Highly recommend! Jack and Rocky are great! You've got a business and highest recommendation! Great people to work with!"

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