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Bed Bug Treatment Services in Hampshire and Dorset

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

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Hampshire and Dorset area. No bed bug job is too big or too small for us to consider. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any urgent action needed to safeguard your health, property or possessions 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 Problems

Bed bugs are a rapidly increasing 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 soon after staying away from home or in a new property, they could be the reason.

Bed bugs like to live near to their blood meal. They have a flat profile and can live and hide in the smallest of cracks and openings between joints in the bed or bedroom furniture, or behind head boards. The seams of mattresses are another preferred harbourage point and bed bug mattress encasements should be considered as a strategy to cut down on bites quickly. Bed bugs emerge at night time, reacting to changes in your carbon dioxide output when you are asleep. 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 you sensing 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 typical 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 true 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) experience significant stress and trauma.

Bed Bug Identification

Bed bugs are often mistaken but are not difficult to identify. An adult bed bug is 4-5mm in length and easily visible to the human eye. They are six-legged and have two prominent antennae projecting from the head close 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 difficult to locate bed bugs. However, after they have fed they are quite often too big to get into their hiding place and need to excrete to get back into a safe place. This leaves 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 enabling 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 because they are very difficult to find, and very hard to kill. They are proficient in developing resistance to even professional strength insecticides and unfortunately you are extremely 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 rapid solutions to bed bug troubles anywhere in Hampshire and Dorset or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.

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