Bed Bug Infestation
Bed bug infestations are on the rise and can be easily spread using luggage or even on humans to move to new feed sources. They can be prolific through flats, terraced and semi detached houses as they will follow pipe work and wiring from one property to another to find a blood host to feed from. If you think you have bed bugs be sure to get rid of them quickly before the infestation gets worse.
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How to get rid of bed bugs?
The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to call in Eraserpest who are experts in bed bug pest control and will be able to provide the quickest and most effective way to eliminate the infestation. Regular cleaning and hot washing bedding and clothes will help to kill some bed bugs, but bed bugs have now been proven to have a resilience to many pesticides. As a result, DIY bed bug treatments are not recommended and even professional treatments will need to use sometimes 3 different sorts of pesticides to eliminate the bed bug infestation.
Our bed bug pest control treatment follows a 4-step programme
- Carry out a professional survey to be sure it is bed bugs you have and the level of infestation.
- Advise you on any good housekeeping measures and how many visits will be needed.
- Use the most effective treatments to control the bed bugs.
- Monitor by keeping in contact with you and or further inspections to ensure the bed bug population does not come back.
If you are wanting to know what kills bed bugs and their eggs in your house or business, then the answer is making sure you give Eraserpest a call who will be more than happy to advise you through the process. We provide bed bug treatments in domestic dwellings and the businesses sector.
Information on Bed Bugs
Common bed bug (Cimex lectularis)
What do bed bugs look like? Bed bugs sizes range from 1-7mm, the adults are light brown to reddish in colour, flat and oval shaped. They feed only on blood and can survive a year without feeding, they find their hosts by carbon dioxide and warmth and only need to feed every 5-7 days. Bed bugs are light sensitive nocturnal insects. They have 5 immature nymph stages and lastly sexually mature adult stages.
How to check for bed bugs?
Bed bugs prefer to feed on exposed skin preferably the face, neck arms and ankles of a sleeping person. Bed bug bites can lead to many health impacts including allergic symptoms, skin rashes and psychological effects. The bites are usually itchy and can range from being invisible to blisters. Bed bug bites are not known to transmit any infectious diseases.
So, how do you know if you have bed bugs? When looking for signs of bed bugs you may see small brown blood spots or stains on mattresses or bedding as well as around cracks or crevices on bed frames or into skirting or floorboards. You may also be able to smell an unpleasant sweet sickly scent. Due to them being predominantly nocturnal if you see them in daylight this generally means a large infestation. The best way to be sure of whether you have a bed bug problem is to call in a professional as they will know the signs to look for and where bed bugs will be hiding.
If you think you have a bed bug problem and want to protect yourself, customers and your business against the threat bed bugs can bring, then be sure to contact Eraserpest who will advise you on the best treatment.
How much does bed bug pest control cost?
For a quote on bed bug pest control, do not hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com or call us on 07572 458216.