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How to get rid of Bed Bugs.

Effective Bed Bug Control: A Comprehensive Guide

Bed Bug Survey

Dealing with a bed bug infestation can be a common challenge, and it’s essential to address the issue promptly. Contrary to a prevalent myth, bed bugs are not selective about where they reside – cleanliness is not the determining factor. At West Country Pest Control, we’ve encountered numerous cases, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

Bed Bug Survey: Thorough and Precise

Our bed bug survey is a meticulous four-step process conducted by our professional pest control technicians. No corner is left unexplored, as we inspect your bed frame, mattress, bedside tables, and drawers for evidence of bed bugs.

  1. Vacuuming: Live bed bugs are vacuumed away to prepare the area for treatment.
  2. Steam Treatment: High-temperature steam at 180 degrees eradicates eggs and juvenile bed bugs.
  3. Insecticide Application: A residual insecticide is applied as a liquid spray and/or powder.
  4. Post-Treatment Care: Following treatment, refrain from washing or vacuuming carpets for a minimum of two weeks, ensuring the best chances of success.

Why Professional Assistance Matters

Self-treatment with amateur pesticides often leads to unsuccessful results. Lack of accurate knowledge and improper treatment techniques can exacerbate the problem. West Country Pest Control specialists possess the technical expertise, utilising professional products and equipment unavailable to the public.

Dealing with Infested Items

If you discover bed bugs in your belongings, take immediate action:

  • Wash at High Temperature: Set your washing machine to a hot (60°C) setting.
  • Tumble Dry: Use a hot setting for at least 30 minutes.
  • Dry Clean: Consider dry cleaning for certain items.
  • Deep Freeze: Place items in a bag and freeze for at least three days.

A cautionary note: Always follow label instructions on insecticides to prevent collateral damage or personal injury.

Bed Bug Origins and Signs

Bed bugs are adept travelers, often introduced through luggage, bags, clothing, or second-hand furniture. Recognising the signs of an infestation is crucial:

  • Red Bites: Irritating bites in rows on your neck, shoulders, back, legs, or arms.
  • Dark Faecal Spots: Small, reddish-brown clusters on bed frames, upholstery, or the mattress underside.
  • Blood Smears: Small blood stains on linen or headboard.
  • Moult Skins and Eggs: Visible signs include shed skins, pale-white eggs, and empty eggshells.
  • Actual Insects: Small brown bugs around your bed frame or sleeping area.

If you experience any of these signs, reach out to our bed bug specialists for assistance.

Seasonal Considerations and Prevention

Bed bugs are more active during warmer months but can thrive year-round in temperature-controlled buildings. While it’s challenging to prevent infestations entirely, you can minimise risks:

  • Check Accommodations: Examine for signs before staying in new places.
  • Luggage Placement: Avoid placing luggage directly on beds or furniture.
  • Second-hand Furniture: Thoroughly inspect before bringing it into your home.

At West Country Pest Control, we’re dedicated to guiding you through effective bed bug control. If you suspect an infestation or need professional advice, contact us today.

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