Bed Bug Services

Why Choose Optimus over other companies?

Reason #1: Experience  At Optimus, we have extensive knowledge of bed bugs. Just in the last few years, we have completed over 3,000 bed bug treatments. Currently, our technicians have over 55 years of combined experience in the pest control field. We did our first bed bug treatment almost 15 years ago!

Reason #2: Specialized Equipment  Optimus uses heat treatment to penetrate deep into walls, furniture, and other fixtures to kill bed bugs where they hide. Our specialized equipment allows us to heat your entire home to up to 140 degrees. We maintain that temperature for 4-7 hours while the heat permeates into all the bed bugs hiding spots. Other companies that rely solely on chemicals, will require several chemical treatments over the course of several weeks. Why not just be done with the bed bugs today? 

Reason #3: Discretion  Our Heating personnel will arrive in an unmarked truck and trailer. We won't be advertising to your neighbors what we are here to do! Other companies will have their trucks parked on your property so everyone around knows you have a problem!

Reason #4: We save you Money! Other companies may recommend you throw your couch, chairs, mattresses, box springs, etc. away. With an Optimus heat treatment, you can keep all your furniture. Our heat treatment will penetrate through your furniture and reach even the most well-hid bed bugs!

Bed Bugs

Many of us in the US grew up thinking these were a fairy tale thanks to the use of the now banned chemical DDT. But the removal of the availability of this chemical (or an equivalent replacement), crossed with growing international travel, has seen a concerning rise in the level of bed bug problems being experienced in our communities in Tennessee. This bug hides so well during the day, many people do not realize they have a problem until they have an established infestation.

Our advice: let professionals handle it. Store bought - or internet bought - remedies most often run the bed bugs into deeper recesses with very minimal overall kill rate.

HEAT is the answer! Not only is this the most effective choice for eliminating bed bugs, it is also the safest. If you have researched bed bugs at all on the internet, you have learned that heat treatments are the most effective.

Here at Optimus, we can solve your bed bug infestation with almost no chemicals applied to your living areas.  Once we are finished, you are left with a clean bed bug free environment.

Each treatment also comes with a warranty to back up our commitment to eliminating your problems!


Bed Bug Service

With the current chemical spectrum available, one should proceed with caution for someone offering to "spray" for bed bugs very cheaply (even to licensed operators). Bed bug treatments done correctly involve time and thoroughness. Bed bugs hide deep and this is where they lay their eggs.

Simple spray-downs won't be effective to remove infestations. Also, anyone trying to help you should have a discussion with you about possible sources of the infestation with which you may be having problems. Knowing how these insects spread and ensuring you do not experience a re-infestation, by getting them from the source again, is of absolute importance!

Assuming we have confirmed actual bed bug activity, we come in and:
1st - Ensure customer has adequately prepped the area to begin the treatment. Without customer cooperation, control may be impossible to achieve.
2nd - Ensure customer is clear on when they can safely re-enter the area.
3rd - Vacuum very thoroughly.
4th - Treat inside socket and light fixture covers and under baseboards with residual dust.
5th - Disassemble bed(s), and other furniture and thoroughly inspect and heat treat.
6th - Treat with heat any additional areas that can be heat treated.
7th - Vacuum any bed bugs that may be fleeing from the heating process.
8th - Only if deemed necessary, perform chemical spot treatments to specific areas where activity was the heaviest.