Bedbugs are becoming a major problem all over the world. The rapid growth of this problem is because they spread easily and are difficult to treat. Only professional treatment will ensure removal of bed bugs. We are based in Essex and have extensive experience of dealing with bedbug removal.
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. The bites are distressing to humans and can cause wide-spread irritation. These insects tend to bite multiple times and can cause an irritating rash that can be very distressing.
Where are bed bugs found?
They 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.
How will I know if I have bed bugs?
They 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. Bedbugs 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. Read our Blog showing 5 Ways to Identify Bed Bugs.
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 bed bug 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.
Locating bed bugs
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 Essex have experience in clearing bed bug infestations throughout Essex and use insecticides that have a long lasting, residual effect. ‘Professional use’ insecticides cannot be bought in local DIY or hardware stores.
Typical Bed Bug Bites - Essex
Get in touch for a professional bed bug solution in Essex.
If you think you have a bed bug problem, call us immediately. We provide bed bug removal across Essex, including key towns such as Chelmsford. Southend and Basildon. We pride ourselves on our level of customer service and professionalism and we are registered with both the BPCA and CEPA. We can eradicate your bed bug problem quickly and effectively, and make sure it does not return.