Bed Bug Treatment in Norwich & East Anglia
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 Norwich and East Anglia can assist to provide you with instant advice and help if you have a bed bug problem in two very easy and effective stages:
We will help you to evaluate your problem and give you quick, honest and FREE advice … without obligation
IF NEEDED, WE ARRANGE A VISIT or ON-SITE SURVEY FOR YOU
Your local Pest Professional will come round to sort the problem out quickly and without fuss
The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Norwich East Anglia area. No bed bug job is too large or too small for us to take a 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 required 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 increasing problem in the UK both in residential and paid-for accommodation environments. They are skilled 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 close to their blood meal. They have a flat profile and can harbour 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 preferred harbourage point and bed bug mattress encasements should be considered 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 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 immediately feed on your blood without having you sensing it. They tend to 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 come across properties 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 go 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 also have two prominent antennae protruding 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 locate bed bugs. However, 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 leaves 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 very difficult to find, and very hard to kill. They are successful in developing resistance to even professional strength insecticides and unfortunately you are extremely unlikely to have any success dealing with the problem on your own. We specialise in bed bug removal regularly 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 Norwich East Anglia or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.