Bed Bugs Northwest

Are Bed Bugs Keeping You Up At Night?

If you have been getting mysterious bites, finding small blood spots or unexplained small black marker dots on your sheets, these could be signs of an early bed bug infestation. This site provides fact-based information as well as practical hands-on advice on how to deal with, and gain the upper hand in your infestation.


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Exterminating bed bugs isn’t easy or quick, but if you have facts (not folklore) and determination, you can eradicate them from your home. Bed bugs feed from 3 to 15 minutes. They cannot bite you when you are moving. They cannot fly or jump and do not have wings. Bed bugs can and will bite in the day or night, dark or light, and are vulnerable to temperatures above 115°F. A hungry bed bug doesn’t care if you are awake or asleep, if it’s day or night. Bed bugs only care about feeding and reproducing.

The Packtite Bed Bug Oven

paktite bed bug ovenFor possessions you can’t wash, the Packtite might be the most effective tool for eliminating bed bugs in shoes, purses, backpacks, books, wallets, files, papers, sofa and chair cushions and vinyl album jackets.


The Packtite provides a proven way to kill bed bugs AND EGGS with heat!

You don’t have to throw out your possessions when you can treat them safely and quickly in the Packtite. This amazing tool can give you peace of mind knowing you are not bringing bed bugs into your workplace or vehicle. Read about how heat may affect or damage your possessions before using a steamer or Packtite heater so you are making informed decisions.

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Worried Bed Bugs Are in Your Car?

The concern that bed bugs may also be in your car is real. In fact it’s all too easy to infest your car as people unknowingly bring infested items out of their house and into their cars to dispose or store them. You could even bring them into your car or workplace in your purse, coat, backpack, phone case, etc.  Ideally you will learn and understand how not to infest your car and what to do if you already have. read more to learn what options you have if you think your infestation has spread to your car…

Should You Isolate Your Bed?

Isolating your bed has drawbacks and benefits. I’ve covered the pros and cons, and best practices on how to do it. Whether your bed can be isolated depends on the frame and the type of bed you have. read more to learn how you can finally get a good night’s sleep

Can You Inspect Your Own Home?

Bed bugs are small, but visible to the eye. In the first and second stages you might not be able to identify bed bugs without a magnifier of some kind. Early bed bug infestations will typically begin on, under or very near the bed, and spread out as the population increases. read more to learn exactly what to look for and where…

Are Bed Bug Dogs Accurate?

Bed bug dogs can be up to 97% accurate, and are trained to detect living bed bugs by scent. Most dogs receive 800 hours of formal training. read more to learn about bed bug dog inspections…

Do Your Own Pest Control?

Learn what you can do yourself and what you might need professional help with. There are many things you can do on your own to help get rid of bed bugs faster. Diatomaceous Earth (DE), steam treatment, and other tools can help you get a good start on extermination. Self-treatment rarely is effective at eliminating bed bugs but it has been done. Bed Bugs Northwest recommends that you always consult with a pest control professional or at the least the pest control department of your local county offices. read more to learn how to avoid costly and painful mistakes with DIY treatment…

Choosing a Competent Pest Control Company

Choosing the wrong company could mean losing hundreds or thousands of dollars and still having bed bugs. Knowing what questions to ask before you hire a pest control company to exterminate your bed bugs is critical to ending your infestation. Ineffective treatment means your bed bug infestation will grow, cost more and take even longer to get rid of. read more about how to interview a pest control company…

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