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Bed Bug Treatment Services in The Northampton Area

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 assistance. Pest Professionals in Northampton can assist 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 telephone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Northampton area. No bed bug job is too large or too small for us to look at. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action required to safeguard your health, property or possessions prior to a visit. If a visit is required we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the probable 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 residential 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 cause.

Bed bugs like to live close to their blood meal. They have a flat profile and can live and hide in the smallest of gaps and openings 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 strategy to cut down on bites quickly. Bed bugs emerge at night, 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 at the same time so they can readily feed on your blood without you feeling 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 common reaction to bed bug bites. We have encountered premises 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 occupants 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 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 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 very difficult to find bed bugs. Nevertheless, after they have fed they are quite 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 having to risk coming into contact with them.

Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bugs are one of today’s problem pests because they are difficult to find, and hard to kill. They are successful in developing resistance to even professional strength insecticides and regrettably 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 achieve 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 speedy solutions to bed bug problems anywhere in Northampton or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.

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