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Bed Bug Treatment Services in The Cambridge Area

If you have bedbugs in your home or at your business then you have a problem that is not going to disappear easily, without expert assistance. Pest Professionals in Cambridge can assist to provide you with instant advice and services if you have a bed bug problem in two incredibly easy and effective steps:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Cambridge area. No bed bug job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where relevant we are able to advise on any urgent action needed to protect your health, property or belongings prior to 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 probable fees of any bed bug treatment should it be required.

Bed Bug Issues

Bed bugs are a rapidly growing problem in the UK both in domestic and paid-for accommodation environments. They are expert 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 like to live close to their blood meal. They have a flat profile and can live and hide in the tiniest of gaps and crevices between joints in the bed or bedroom furniture, or behind head boards. The seams of mattresses are another favourite harbourage point and bed bug mattress encasements should be taken into consideration as a measure to cut down on bites quickly. Bed bugs emerge at night time, reacting to changes in your carbon dioxide output when you are sleeping. They use their mouth parts to pierce the skin, injecting an anti-coagulant and anti-biotic at the same time so they can immediately feed on your blood without you sensing it. They normally feed for 5-15 minutes until they are full, which can result in them being three times their ordinary size.

Bed Bug Bites and Effects

There is no one typical reaction to bed bug bites. We have come across properties with severe infestations, yet the occupants 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 consequences of a bed bug infestation is psychological, causing inhabitants to be unable to sleep and (not that uncommonly) go through considerable 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 protruding from the head near to the eyes. They have five defined life stages with nymphs being smaller and often translucent. Eggs are about 1mm long, and white or yellowish in colour.

Bed Bug Signs

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

Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bugs are one of today’s problem pests due to the fact that they are very difficult to discover, and hard to kill. They are adept in developing resistance to even professional strength insecticides and regrettably you are remarkably unlikely to have any success tackling the problem on your own. 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 poor 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 speedy solutions to bed bug problems anywhere in Cambridge or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.

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