Bed bugs are small insects active at night and feeding on human blood. Those insects can infest homes and are best adapted to the human environment. Adult bed bugs are 4-5 mm (1/8th – 3/16th of an inch) in length, oval, flattened and reddish-brown or purple, wingless with microscopic hairs, and well-developed antennae on their heads. Newly hatched insects are translucent and pale. Not difficult, since bed bugs do not move very quickly, can not fly and live in groups. During the daytime, the insects hide in bed frames, tiny crevices, wood holes, and mattress seams.
Regarding bed bugs control we always perform two treatments within two weeks’ time. The price of each treatment starting from £80 so call us today to find out some more details.
Preparation Prior to Treatment
Bed bugs are one of the hardest insects to treat and get rid of. The treatment will only work if the preparation has been done in correct way. Good cleaning and vacuuming to all treated areas is essential. Wardrobes and drawers must be emptied and the clothes and bedding packed into the bags and removed from the rooms. All the clothes and bedding must be washed in hot water with a detergent or tumble dried. After this process, you can reintroduce them to the rooms. Try to make sure that there is access to all skirting boards by moving the furniture within 10-20 cm from the walls. Do not remove any objects into other rooms as you may spread the infestation.
Only approved by HSE insecticides to be used to infested and surrounding areas. Our treatments confirm the regulations of COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health). The areas where the bed bugs will be expected to crawl as well as their harbourages will have to be treated. You will need to leave the property for at least 3 hours after the treatment is completed.
What we need to do after treatment
Do not vacuum the carpeted areas that have been treated for at least two weeks. The walls, bed frames, or any other surfaces must not be washed. All bedding and clothes must be washed. After two weeks before the second treatment once again vacuum and clean the area which was treated and move furniture from the walls to make access to all skirting boards.
Bed bugs do not like heat. They, therefore, do not stick in hair or on the skin, like lice or ticks, and prefer not to remain in our clothes close to our bodily heat. Bedbugs are more likely to travel on backpacks, luggage, shoes, and other items farther removed from our bodies.
Bed bugs don’t bite only at night. Although bedbugs are generally nocturnal, they’re like humans—if they’re hungry, they’ll get up and get something to eat. If you go away to visit a friend for a week and you come back and sit down on the couch, even though it’s daytime the bedbugs will come looking for you. Keeping a light on, then, unfortunately, does not keep these tiny vampires away.
Bed bugs don’t live exclusively in mattresses Bed bug is such a misnomer. They should also be called pet bugs and suitcase bugs and train bugs and movie theatre bugs. Bedbugs spread away from beds into living areas and can be seen on any surface, including chairs, railings, and ceilings.
An adult bed bug can survive up to 10 months without feeding and lives between five months and one year. A single bed bug can lay as many as 500 eggs in one lifetime.