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If you think you have bed bugs, don’t panic. Many small beetles and other bugs can be mistaken for bed bugs. Don’t burn the house down, either! Bed bugs can be eradicated successfully with help from an expert. Find out for sure if you have a bed bug infestation with a professional inspection. If bed bugs are found during the inspection process, these experts can help you determine the best removal options available. The earlier you can get a handle on an infestation, the easier it is to treat. So, don’t wait, call Witt Pest Management to set up an inspection as soon as you can.

Bed Bug Activity

Bed bugs are active in the Pittsburgh area throughout the year. During the winter months, they will happily continue to hitch rides in books, bags, bedding, and more to infest your home. They can tolerate extreme swings in temperatures for short periods of time so, even if it’s cold outside, they can safely move between locations to infest new locations. Bed bugs are primarily indoor pests, so they will thrive as long as they receive an occasional blood meal

Bed Bug Infestation

You may be wondering how or why you have a bed bug infestation. You keep your home clean, and you don’t travel or stay in hotels. So how did your home become infested?

Bed bugs are not discriminatory. They do not thrive in dirty conditions like cockroaches or rodents. If they have a food source they are content. While the most common way to pick up bed bugs would be from an infested hotel room, it’s also likely that you picked up a stray bug or two by chance while doing errands or checking out a library book, or even from a guest in your home.

Treatment Options for Bed Bugs

Pittsburgh residents should trust the professionals with bed bug removal, as simply vacuuming or throwing out the mattress is ineffective. Witt Pest Management uses a variety of techniques to get rid of bed bug infestations. 

Here are a few ways we can help:

The first option is a heat treatment, which raises the temperature in your home to a degree that destroys the bed bugs and their eggs.
Another option is a new non-toxic treatment called Apprehend, which targets areas where bed bugs travel and hide.

Bed bug proof mattress and box spring encasements are an additional barrier of protection, but only after bed bugs have been eradicated.

Our team of professionals will assess your bed bug problem and advise you on the best treatment option. Follow-up treatments are included, as bed bug eradication can be a difficult process.

At Witt, we are experts at dealing with bed bugs. Call us today if you suspect a bed bug problem!

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