I’m Matthew, nice to meet you. Thank you for choosing Debedbug.
I decided to build this site after a terrible infestation that involved a couple sub-par pest control companies back in 2013. After returning home from a year of living abroad, my second month back was spent emotionally and physically battling bed bugs as phantom bites started to appear.
Just like you, I took to the Internet looking for answers. While you can find all sorts of valuable information, there was no one website that comprehensively covered everything you’d want to know about bed bugs with actionable guides, information, and instructions.
In a time of great stress I found myself too impatient to put the information together myself, which is why I decided on expensive professional help. In creating the contents of this site, I hope that you find yourself empowered to tackle bed bugs on your own or confident in your ability to select a qualified exterminator – I would have greatly appreciated both options in my case.
Speculation tends to fly around as fact here, and a lot of the information being shared is only there to help sell some “miracle” product. This is why I include citations that come from reputable academic and governmental sources.
Spending hundreds on such products taught me that there is no such thing as a cure-all.
I learned a lot from my first infestation and got to put all of that knowledge to the test in 2014 when moving into a new apartment. We discovered that the neighbors had bed bugs. I took preventative action immediately this time around and it made a huge difference. That experience is a big reason why prevention is a major category here.
When it comes to the products I recommend, I try to focus on those that I have personal experiences with. Others were out of my price range but make the list because of the verified reviews, contents, and results that they have. My goal is to give you the knowledge you need to spot and stop bed bugs as they begin, and the tools to take the fight to them if it comes to that.
Knowledge really is power.
I had dredged the internet for a single website that could teach me about safe products to use with kids and pets in the house. So much confusion, frustration, and time could have been saved during a vulnerable and stressful ordeal.
My goal is to alleviate a bit of stress, get you the information you need, and help shine a light on the next steps to take towards being bed bug free.
I’m here if you have any questions, and will personally answer any questions sent to the addresses below.
For inquiries or concerns, contact me at:
Or send mail to:
713 West Duarte Road #G811
Arcadia, CA 91007
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