Bed bugs are small, parasitic crawling insects l whose habitat could be in and around the bed you sleep in every night, taking advantage of people’s luggage and clothing to move from one place to another.
At Total Pest Control, we specialise in the swift and thorough eradication of bed bugs, recognising the discomfort and health concerns they pose. Bed bugs are unfortunately good at spreading unnoticed, and our expert team employs advanced techniques and eco-friendly solutions to eliminate these pests from your space.
We prioritise comprehensive inspections, targeted bed bug treatments, and follow-up measures to ensure a pest-free environment. Count on Total Pest Control as your trusted partner for swift and effective bed bug pest control.
Signs of a Bed Bug Problem
The most common species of bed bug in the UK is Cimex Lectularius. Bed Bugs are naturally attracted to humans because of our body heat and carbon dioxide. Common signs of Bedbug trouble are often physical. These include:
- Mottled shells, shed by the bed bugs
- Any blood spots on bed sheets where a bedbug has been squashed during your sleep
- Small black faecal matter
- Prolonged exposure to being bitten could lead to a rash
- Usually hidden in cracks and crevices, eggs are attached to furniture, fittings, or soft furnishings in clusters, including mattress seams, box springs, bed linen, and other items.
Problems Associated with Bed Bugs
Although Bedbugs have not been proven to transmit any disease, the main problems associated with Bedbugs are:
Bedbugs constantly lay eggs; a mother has the ability to lay up to 500 eggs in a two month period, meaning your problem could soon be epidemic.
Bedbugs can be easily moved to a completely new site via clothes or luggage
A bedbug could feasibly go a whole year without feeding.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Bedbugs are particularly problematic to treat as they can live in numerous locations and do not require a source of food. This means that professional help is often the only solution. At Total Pest Control we offer proven bed bug pest control methods to help eradicate your infestation.
To help you get rid of your bedbug problem, we offer customised bed bug treatments which include:
- A survey first visit guaranteed within 24 hours of your call or enquiry
- A fully-trained local technician, who has the knowledge and expertise to precisely identify the root of your bed bug problem.
- The option to have the problem fully dealt with in one treatment (see more about Total Pest Control’s Heat Treatment)
- Or if you’d prefer, two residual sprays of any possible locations which will help to eradicate the infestation.
Your Bed Bug Pest Control Experts
Concerned about a possible bed bug infestation? Contact our expert team of bed bug exterminators and free your home from these pests today. Organise a free site survey for your home or business by calling 0800 772 0554.
Can I treat bed bugs on my own?
While there are DIY bed bug treatment methods available, professional assistance is recommended due to the challenging nature of bed bug infestations. DIY approaches may include the use of insecticides, mattress encasements, and thorough cleaning, but success can be limited depending on the severity of the infestation. It’s no substitute for bed bug pest control!
What is the best way to get rid of bed bugs?
The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to hire a licensed pest control professional such as Total Pest Control. We have the industry expertise and tools to assess the extent of the infestation and implement an effective bed bug treatment plan. Our professionals utilise heat treatment for bed bugs and prevention methods which are proven to fully eradicate these pests.
Are bed bugs caused by poor hygiene?
No, bed bugs are not solely caused by poor hygiene. Bed bugs are attracted to warmth, carbon dioxide, and the scent of humans, not filth. While clutter and disarray can provide hiding spots for bed bugs, cleanliness alone is not a deterrent. Bed bugs can be found in both clean and less tidy environments and are hard to tackle. Contact a bed bug exterminator today.
What is the number one cause of bed bugs?
Bed bugs primarily infest new locations by hitchhiking, commonly through travel where they can attach to luggage and clothing. The risk increases when used furniture, especially mattresses and couches, is introduced without proper inspection. Shared living spaces, like apartments, houses and hotels with high human traffic, are particularly vulnerable to bed bug infestations.