Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

A common pest once associated with unhygienic surroundings, is now prevalent due to increased travel and therefore spreading the bed bug from country to country. These bugs still occur with regularity, particularly in multi-occupancy buildings with rapid resident turnover, for example: Hostels, hotels, holiday camps and blocks of flats. The early stages of the Bed bug (nymphs) are hard to detect with the naked eye, making it hard to identify an infestation before biting occurs

The adult bug resembles a small brown disc, about 3.5mm long – the size of a match head. It is wingless but the legs are well developed and it can crawl up most vertical surfaces, e.g. bed legs. The elongated eggs are cemented in cracks or crevices close to the hosts (which for bed-bugs are humans).

The young resemble the adult and grow by molting. Each nymphal stage needs one full meal of blood before it proceeds to the next stage. Fully-grown bed bugs can endure starvation for up to a year in some cases.

When dealing with these hardy pests it is important you gain professional help and advice as thorough searching and investigation is required. Failed treatments will occur if the accurate knowledge of the bed bug is absent.

How we can help
  • We treat all rooms which people sleep in with a residual insecticide and /or knock down spray
  • We will only carry out a partial treatment (one of 3 rooms for example) at the request of the client, but partial treatments are not successful and not recommended.
  • Two treatments are now carried out due to resistance in Bedbugs.
Before our visit
  • The property must be vacuumed and cleaned thoroughly throughout.
  • The vacuum cleaners contents must be thrown in the dustbin and a new bag put in or the hoover should be washed out as manufacturer's guidelines.
  • All items on the floor such as shoes, bags etc. should be taken off the floor especially at floor and wall junctions.
  • Pull your bedroom furniture away from the walls so that we can get behind it and spray the backs of the furniture.
During our visit to deal with Bedbugs

You should vacate the property during our treatment and until the insecticide is dry. Normally about 3 hours dependent on temperature.

After our visit
  • Do not sweep, brush, mop, vacuum, or clean the area that has been sprayed for at least 14 days, this is to let the insecticide work through the insects' life cycle which we are trying to break.
  • If after 14 days there is still activity then a second treatment may be required.

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