There is nowhere that is safe from bed bugs, unless you plan on moving to Antarctica! To kill bed bugs they need to be put into a freezer that is (minus) -29 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 full days without ever opening the freezer door! Global bed bug infestations were common until the 1930s and 1940s when the pesticide DDT was first used to control insect pests. Once the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned DDT in 1972, bed bug populations increased dramatically. Most of the chemicals used for pest management today are unfortunately not effective on bed bugs but Bio-Tech always has the best available help for home and business owners that encounter this pest.
Because they are so small, bed bugs are easily transported to a new home; hitching a ride in your luggage or clothing after a vacation or business trip. College students frequently have dormitory wide infestations in the fall when students return to school and bring back some hitchhiking friends. Unfortunately bed bugs are not particular to their surroundings as long as there is a warm body that they can sleep with (ok not really true; you sleep and they eat)! Your housekeeping practices are not a deterrent and your bed is not the only place they might be found. For all the couch potatoes out there; bed bugs don’t mind sharing the sofa or your favorite chair. Any place a warm body stays long enough is open for business; bed bug business.
Because bed bugs are so small they can hide out in areas and not be seen until there is an infestation. If you find one bed bug, there are most certainly more! They have been found inside light fixtures, along baseboards, inside picture frames, and in every room, not just the bedroom! If you have seen a bed bug in your home or even if you have a suspicion that bed bugs have moved in, the process of extermination is very detailed and it is highly recommended that you seek the help of a pest management service. Bio-Tech’s technicians are expert detectives – some say as good as Sherlock Holmes! After the inspection comes the development of a plan; working with the home owner, Bio-Tech is expert in all the best treatments available. Don’t wait until bed bugs have taken over your home. As soon as there is a suspicion, call Bio-Tech to send an experienced technician to inspect and assess the problem!