What are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that grow to approximately 8mm in length. Bed Bugs are parasitic and will look for a blood meal every 1-3 days, though go up to a week between meals. Although they thrive when meals are readily available, they have been known to go 80-140 days without feeding. After feeding, […]

Avoiding Bugs When Traveling

It’s vacation season, how can you avoid bringing extra guests home?? One of the theoretical reasons that bed bugs have been having such a comeback is travel.  People are traveling more than ever, and unfortunately, that is great for bed bugs as traveling in peoples belongings is how bed bugs move from place to place. […]

Professional Heat Equipment

A Bed Bug heat treatment is the fastest, safest, and most effective way to get rid of bed bugs. IBBA provides you and your family with Southern Indiana’s #1 solution to bed bugs. We guarantee that in only one visit, we will completely eradicate the problem of bed bugs from your home in a natural, […]

Heat vs Chemical Bed Bug Treatments

Heat Treatments Heat is a proven non-chemical, non-toxic, environmentally safe method of treating for bed bugs. It works by generating clean, dry heated air by slowly raising temperatures to levels no bed bugs or their eggs can survive. High Success Rates Immediate Single Treatment Elimination Non-toxic – Chemical Free – Environmentally Safe No Odors No […]

Bed Bug Myths, Busted

Myth – You are unable to see bed bugs with the naked eye Fact – You should be able to see all stages of the bed bug life cycle from eggs to adults Myth – Bed bugs only live in dirty homes Fact – The only thing bed bugs look for when picking a place […]

What Not To Do When You Find Out You Have Bed Bugs

Do not panic!  We can help you solve this problem. Do NOT go to Wal-mart or Lowes and buy over the counter “Bed Bug Killing Chemicals.”   This will only cause the bugs to migrate throughout your home! Self-treating your home is rarely effective. Do not throw away your furniture. Beds and other furniture can be […]

Detecting an Infestation

Do not panic.  Do not start moving items or furniture out of the infested area!!  This could spread bugs to the rest of the dwelling.  It may be tempting, but DO NOT start sleeping in another area of the house to get away from the bugs.  This can cause the bugs to spread, looking for […]

Biology and Lifespan of a Bed Bug

Scientific Name of a Bed Bug The scientific classification of the most common bed bug that plagues humans: Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Arthropoda Class – Insecta Order – Hemiptera Family – Cimicidae Genus – Cimex Species – Lectularius Biology of a Bed Bug Bed bugs are small insects.  A fully grown adult grows to […]

How Do I Treat Bed Bug Infestations?

The best way to treat bed bugs is by using professional quality bed bug heat systems. Bed bugs are extremely susceptible to heat and can be eradicated quickly and easily during a successful heat treatment. Depending on the level of infestation, you might be able to rent professional equipment and kill them all once & […]

What are Some Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation?

Normally, the first indication is unexplained bug bites on a family member.  During a through search of a room or structure bed bugs can be identified by various signs. Some of the most easily spotted signs are: Small brown or reddish spots on linens or mattress cover. The spots could be either droppings or blood […]