Bed Bugs in Tennessee

In 2005, nearly 20 percent of Tennessee counties reported bed bugs. By December 2012, bed bugs were reported in 60 percent of Tennessee counties and could well be more widespread than reported. This Website will inform you about precautions to take to avoid bringing bed bugs home, and how to detect them at low levels and to combat them once they are discovered.

‚Äč‚ÄčLive bed bugs and shed skins
Bed Bug Evidence
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Close up view of a bed bug on a person's skin
Stop Bed Bugs Bites
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Close up photo of a bed bug's underbelly
Bat Bug vs. Bed Bug
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Close up of a Bed Bug in a petri dish
Bed Bug Action Plans
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Precautionary Statement

To protect people and the environment, pesticides should be used safely. This is everyone’s responsibility, especially the user. Read and follow label directions carefully before you buy, mix, apply, store or dispose of a pesticide. According to laws regulating pesticides, they must be used only as directed by the label and registered for use in your state.


This publication contains pesticide recommendations that are subject to change at any time. The recommendations in this publication are provided only as a guide. It is always the pesticide applicator’s responsibility, by law, to read and follow all current label directions for the specific pesticide being used. The label always takes precedence over the recommendations found in this publication.

Use of trade or brand names in this publication is for clarity and information; it does not imply approval of the product to the exclusion of others that may be of similar, suitable composition, nor does it guarantee or warrant the standard of the product. The author(s), the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and University of Tennessee Extension assume no liability resulting from the use of these recommendations.