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Bed Bug Treatment Services in The Kettering & Corby Area

If you have bedbugs in your property or at your business then you have a problem that is not going away easily, without expert assistance. Pest Professionals in Kettering can help to provide you with immediate advice and help if you have a bed bug issue in two incredibly easy and effective steps:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Kettering area. No bed bug job is too large or too small for us to consider. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action required to safeguard your well being, property or belongings in advance of a visit. If a visit is called for we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the likely costs of any bed bug treatment should it be called for.

Bed Bug Issues

Bed bugs are a rapidly growing problem in the UK both in domestic and paid-for accommodation environments. They are skilled hitch hikers and if you start getting bitten in your sleep not long after a trip away from home or in a new property, they could be the root cause.

Bed bugs prefer to live alongside their blood meal. They have a flat profile and can harbour in the tiniest of cracks and openings between joints in the bed or bedroom furniture, or behind headboards. The seams of mattresses are another preferred harbourage point and bed bug mattress encasements should be taken into consideration as a strategy to cut down on bites quickly. Bed bugs emerge at night, reacting to changes in your carbon dioxide output when you are sleeping. They use their mouth parts to break through the skin, injecting an anti-coagulant and anti-biotic all at once so they can readily feed on your blood without having you feeling it. They normally feed for 5-15 minutes until they are full, which can result in them being three times their normal size.

Bed Bug Bites and Effects

There is no one common reaction to bed bug bites. We have encountered premises with severe infestations, yet the inhabitants show no signs of bites. Others may experience a row of reddish bites and for others a real irritation. One of the most common and very real effects of a bed bug infestation is psychological, causing occupants to be unable to sleep and (not that uncommonly) experience significant stress and trauma.

Bed Bug Identification

Bed bugs are often mistaken but are easy to identify. An adult bed bug is 4-5mm in length and easily visible to the human eye. They are six-legged and also have two prominent antennae projecting from the head close to the eyes. They have five defined life stages with nymphs being small and often translucent. Eggs are about 1mm long, and white or yellowish in colour.

Bed Bug Signs

Because they hide so readily it can be difficult to find bed bugs. Nevertheless, after they have fed they are often too big to get into their hiding place and need to defecate to get back into a safe place. This deposits black spotting around their living area, which can be seen by the human eye. There are a number of bed bug monitors available. We recommend the Cimexine Bug Drawer Monitor which has a quick-view window enabling you to check for bed bugs without needing to risk coming into contact with them.

Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bugs are one of today’s problem pests because they are tricky to find, and very hard to kill. They are adept in developing resistance to even professional strength insecticides and unfortunately you are extremely unlikely to have any success dealing with the problem yourself. We specialise in bed bug removal routinely independently test the insecticides available to pest controllers against bed bugs that we know have developed resistance to insecticides. We know which ones are the best and which ones attain only substandard results. We recommend heat treatment for bed bugs when the outbreak is well established, including GUARANTEED BED BUG ERADICATION through our sister company Cimexine.

If you need sound advice or quick solutions to bed bug problems anywhere in Kettering & Corby or the surrounding towns and villages – speak to us.

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