Bed Bugs, Common Name Bed Bug , Scientific Name Cimex lectularius-Bed Bug
Bed Bugs cause major distress with their feeding habits. Bedbugs feed on us as we sleep. They cause swelling and some skin irritation with allergic reactions in some people.
Contrary to the belief or understanding that Bed Bugs are so tiny you cannot see them , an adult Bed Bug can reach a width of 3mm and length of 6mm. It is true however, that they are very evasive and extremely difficult to find.
In both domestic and commercial environments bed bugs can be a source of major frustration and distress. Bed Bugs live in the crevices and seams in bed frames and mattresses but are also known to settle in other areas close to the bed such as headboards, lockers, wardrobes, light fittings and electrical outlets, skirting and floorboards, and curtains. Bedbugs are usually introduced to a house by being stowaways within luggage transported from a previous stay in an infested hotel, B & B,hostel or other types of accommodation.
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The bites that result from a Bed Bug feeding can lead to blistering, rashes and allergic reactions in some individuals.
Control is extremely difficult considering that each bedbug can produce up to 500 young, living hidden in bed frames, wardrobes and virtually any cracks and crevices including under windowsills, lockers and behind skirtings, covering long distances and remaining dormant until conditions are suitable.
PestPlus have a highly effective, complete, Bed Bug elimination program designed to cater for a range of domestic and commercial environments that combine inspection and eradication elements to provide peace of mind.
Treatment of Bed Bugs is difficult and to eliminate Bed Bugs it may take a few follow up treatments. If you are considering treating Bed Bugs yourself and would like some advice please fill in the contact form and we contact you.
Also see our “What’s Biting Me?” blog.
Our bed bug treatment includes:
- Initial treatment to include surveying common areas where Bed Bugs are found, while also carrying out a full insecticidal spray treatment.
- One week later our pest technician will call out and repeat the insecticidal treatment.
- Finally, 6-8 weeks later our pest technician will call to ensure there is no sign of activity and repeat the insecticidal treatment.
How to identify bed bugs in your home?
- Bite marks on your skin.
- Skin rash
- Faecal spots (this will appear as black pin head spots on bed and mattress).
- Blood smears on bed sheets.
- Irritability (due to sleep disruption)