Bed bugs are becoming a major problem all over the world. The rapid growth of this problem stems from the fact that they spread easily and are difficult to treat. Only professional treatment will ensure removal of bed bugs.
To control bed bugs, people need to know what to look for. It is important to deal with bed bugs as soon as they are discovered. Bed bugs feed on the blood of both mammals and humans. Bed bugs bites are distressing to humans and can cause wide-spread irritation. Bed bugs tend to bite multiple times and can cause an irritating rash that can be very distressing.
How will I know if I have bed bugs?
Bed bugs are normally found in bedrooms but can also be found in other rooms, hiding in cracks and crevices. They are most often found in mattress seams, in the frame of the bed, behind the headboard and in places where the wall and the floor meet. You can also find them behind peeling wallpaper, under carpets and behind skirting boards. They grow to be approximately 5mm in length and are light brown and oval shaped. After they have fed, they tend to be a little rounder in shape and a little darker in colour.
Bed bugs are nocturnal and are attracted to the carbon dioxide in our breath as well as our body heat. Dark staining of a mattress indicates an established infestation of bed bugs, the dark stain caused by the excreta of the bedbugs. Bed bugs also excrete an unpleasant odour which you can often smell in rooms that have established infestation of bed bugs. Where there are bed bugs, you will often find small droplets of blood are found on the sheets.
How to effectively deal with bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs are by far the most difficult pests to eradicate. They can live for over a year without food, so they are extremely difficult to flush out and find. Only professional treatments will eradicate bedbug infestations. Over the counter DIY products and methods may serve to keep the number of bed bugs under control, but they will never completely eliminate the problem. Homeowners are often tempted to try out DIY products in order to save a little money but these products and methods only provide a temporary solution but the bedbugs soon return and the numbers will increase.
One of the biggest challenges with bed bug infestations is locating the bed bugs. Experienced, professional pest control specialists will know where to find all the adult and junior bed bugs and their eggs. Pest ID have experience in clearing bedbug infestations throughout Essex and use insecticides that have a long lasting, residual affect. ‘Professional use’ insecticides cannot be bought in local DIY or hardware stores.
Get in touch for a professional solution
If you think you have a bed bug problem, call us immediately. We pride ourselves on our level of service and professionalism. We can eradicate your bed bug problem quickly and effectively, and make sure it does not return.