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BTI Services, Inc.

Bed Bugs

Protect your home or business from bed bugs with BTI Services Inc. – expert identification and control techniques.

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Identifying Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, flat, oval-shaped insects that measure between 4 to 5 mm in length. They are wingless, although adult bed bugs have the vestiges of wings called wing pads, which do not fully develop into functional wings. Bed bugs are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding on blood.

Despite their small size, bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, and homeowners should not assume that they are too small to see. They are commonly found in bedding, furniture, and other areas where people spend long periods of time. Bed bug bites can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and in rare cases, more severe health issues.

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it’s important to take action promptly and seek professional help to prevent further issues.

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How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, it’s essential to take action promptly to eliminate the problem. DIY solutions like vacuuming or using bed bug sprays can be ineffective and even make the problem worse.

What BTI Does

Our experienced team of technicians is trained to effectively identify and manage bed bug infestations.

We conduct a thorough inspection of your property to assess the extent of the problem and then develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique situation. Our comprehensive approach not only includes eliminating existing bed bugs but also addressing any underlying issues to prevent future infestations.

Don’t let bed bugs take over your home or business, contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pest-free environment.

Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Bed bug bites usually appear as small, red, itchy bumps on the skin. They are often found in clusters or lines, and can occur anywhere on the body that is exposed while sleeping. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites, so it's possible to have an infestation without experiencing any bite marks. Additionally, bed bug bites can resemble bites from other insects or skin conditions, so it's important to look for other signs of an infestation to confirm the presence of bed bugs.

Signs of a bed bug infestation include:

 – Presence of live bed bugs (which are small, flat, and reddish-brown in color)

 – Red, itchy bites on the skin that may appear in a line or cluster

 – Small bloodstains on sheets or pillowcases

 – Dark brown or black stains (fecal matter) on sheets, pillowcases, or walls

 – Musty odor in the room

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it's important to take action promptly and seek professional help to prevent further issues.

Bed bugs are small insects that can hitch a ride on clothing, luggage, or furniture to infest a new location. Here are some common ways that bed bugs can be introduced into a space:

  1. Traveling: Bed bugs can easily travel on luggage, clothing, and other personal belongings. Staying in a hotel or motel with a bed bug infestation or even sitting in an infested taxi or airplane seat can result in bed bugs hitching a ride to your home.

  2. Used Furniture: Secondhand furniture, particularly mattresses and upholstered furniture, can be a common source of bed bug infestations. Always inspect used furniture carefully before bringing it into your home.

  3. Visitors: Guests can unknowingly bring bed bugs into your home on their clothing or luggage. Always be aware of the signs of a bed bug infestation and take appropriate measures to prevent their spread.

  4. Shared Laundry Facilities: Shared laundry facilities in apartment buildings or dormitories can be a source of bed bug infestations, particularly if infested clothing or bedding is not properly washed and dried.

By being aware of the potential sources of bed bugs, you can take steps to prevent their introduction into your home.

Bed bugs go through several life stages: egg, nymph, and adult. The entire lifecycle takes about 5-8 weeks, and adult bed bugs can live for up to a year without feeding. Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs during their lifetime.

While bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases to humans, their bites can cause skin irritation, itching, and allergic reactions in some people. Additionally, the psychological impact of a bed bug infestation can cause anxiety and sleep disturbances. It's important to address bed bug infestations promptly to prevent further issues.

Preventing bed bugs from entering your home is an essential step in avoiding an infestation. Here are some tips to prevent bed bugs from entering your home:

  1. Be cautious when traveling: Inspect your hotel room for bed bugs before unpacking, and keep your luggage on a luggage rack or off the floor.

  2. Check used furniture before bringing it into your home: Inspect second-hand furniture, mattresses, and bedding for signs of bed bugs before bringing them inside.

  3. Seal cracks and crevices: Bed bugs can enter your home through cracks and crevices, so seal up any potential entry points.

  4. Use protective covers: Use bed bug-proof mattress and box spring covers to prevent bed bugs from entering your bedding.

  5. Clean and declutter regularly: Regularly vacuum, clean, and declutter your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.

  6. Be cautious when accepting items from others: Bed bugs can be transferred through clothing, bags, and other items, so be cautious when accepting items from others.

By taking these preventative measures, you can reduce the risk of bed bugs entering your home and prevent an infestation.

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