Q: Why should I inspect for bed bugs?
All humans are at risk for bed bugs. Even the cleanest people have gotten them and wished they knew more about bed bugs before it lead to an infestation.
Bed bugs are great at hitchhiking, are very small, are excellent at hiding and can go unnoticed for long periods. A couple of bed bugs is an “occurrence” but if not discovered early enough, can lead to infestation proportions. Once an infestation develops, you can have thousands of bed bugs reproducing at exponential growth rates. The cost to eliminate them at this stage can be unaffordable and in many cases, impossible.
Discovering bed bugs during early “introduction or occurrence” stage, keeps infestations from developing. Ongoing inspection is part of a proactive lifestyle and is critical to protecting against a potential infestation and bedbugdot helps with that!
Q: What is a bedbugdot?
The bedbugdot is a discrete, maintenance-free, early-warning detection system, developed to help people become aware of the presence of bed bugs before an infestation can develop.
Made from 100% recycled materials, the bedbugdot is environmentally safe and contains no chemicals or attractants to hurt or harm children or pets.
NOTE: Not designed or intended to prevent, destroy, monitor, trap, repel or mitigate any pest.
Q: What is the function of bedbugdot?
The bedbugdot provides:
Bed bug awareness within ones surroundings
Detection of bed bugs early before an infestation can buildA protective hiding place for bed bugs
#1 Creates Awareness:
Some people go months before discovering they have bed bugs. The bedbugdot draws people to awareness by having them look for signs of bed bugs more often than without them. All you have to remember is to check them.
#2 Detect Bed Bugs Early:
The bedbugdot early-warning system can be easily checked for signs of bed bugs. We provide “Find the Spot and Apply the Dot” environments to show you common Hot Spots where bed bugs like to hide. With bedbugdots in place, you can examine those areas often enough so an infestation does not build.
#3 Provides Shelter:
Bed bugs prefer to hide in dark crevices of fabric, paper, cardboard, or rough wood surfaces. The bedbugdot provides a hiding place that bed bugs are enticed by naturally.
Q: How do bedbugdots come packaged?
Environments come in different sizes and so does bedbugdot. From large multi-bed hotels to a one-bed apartment, bedbugdot comes packaged in three convenient sizes to fit the needs of homeowners and apartment dwellers, commercial buildings and professional pest control.
Home Pack (25 units) Great for Studios, One and Two Bedroom Apartments
Pro Pack (100 units) Great for Homes, Daycare, Small Businesses
Commercial Pack (500 units) Hotels, Schools, Hospitals, Office Cubicles, etc.
Q: How do I know where to install the bedbugdot?
Bed bugs are good at hitchhiking and are carried into many different environments including, homes, apartments, doctor and hospital waiting rooms, cubicles at work, school, church, social gathering halls, public transportation vehicles, restaurants, libraries, and more. Install bedbugdot in any of these environments and areas where people come together, sit or rest for extended time.
Bedbugdot provides easy to understand, visual environment layouts, which shows you the most common places bed bugs hide.
Note: These environment layouts show ALL POSSIBLE BED BUG HOT SPOTS. You may not need to place a bedbugdot in every area shown on the layouts. (Areas commonly occupied) (Click here)
Example: If a couple owns a three-bedroom, two-story home with two bedrooms up and one down. They hardly ever go upstairs and use the bedrooms. The occupied bedrooms and living room downstairs would be a good place for bedbugdot.
Q: What are signs that I may have bed bugs?
Questionable or unexplained bites
Any live insects
Any dark spots (Fecal spots)
Cast skins (yellow or white paper-thin bed bug skins)
Outside of these visual signs, (bites can itch severely) constant scratching may cause bite wounds to bleed on sheets and bedding. Another sign can be a blood spot or smear on bedding or clothing if a person squishes a bed bug with a full blood meal.
Q: How do I inspect the Bedbugdot™?
Some signs of bed bugs may be obvious at a glance. Look closely around the bedbugdot, on the outside or middle of the bedbugdot, use a flashlight to inspect the complete dot and about an inch surrounding.
Q: How often should I inspect Bedbugdot™?
Daily Inspection For: Someone is being bitten regularly, hotels, nursing homes, hospital and doctor waiting rooms or previously infested premise.
Weekly Inspection For: Frequent travelers and following a treatment
Monthly Inspection For: General monitoring, homes, businesses, tenants or apartment living (anywhere for ongoing early detection)
Q: How many do I need?
That all depends upon, how many articles of furniture and areas you have where people spend the majority of their time.
Bedbugdot can serve as a reminder to check areas of high risk such as, schools, offices, churches, public gathering places, etc. or in home situations when a person travels often, has numerous people residing in the dwelling or frequent visitors.
We have put together visual environment layouts for different locations and settings for your convenience. Install bedbugdot in any of these environments and areas where people come together, sit or rest for extended time. (Click here)
Q: Can I always be sure I will find bed bugs using the bedbugdot?
If you place bedbugdots in frequently used bed bug “hot spots” and check those areas on a regular basis, if you should get bed bugs, you will find bed bugs or signs of them early enough to manage the situation before it grows. The bedbugdot is not designed or intended as a monitor or trap.
Q: What do I do if I find signs of bed bugs or live bed bugs?
Call an experienced Bed Bug Detection Dog Team promptly for a complete inspection and evaluation. They can isolate the problem area(s) and reduce the amount of treatment required. If not available in your area, contact your bed bug specialist or visit www.ibbra.org to find one.
Remember, the sooner they verify the locations you discovered bed bugs or signs of, the better you can eliminate them before you spread them, or grow into an infestation. Replace bedbugdot after treatment for continuous early-warning system detection.