This pest is a 'true bug' that has actually evolved over millions of years, and now lives primarily from Human blood, however it will also feed upon residential pets.
Bed Bugs were essentially wiped out in the UK by 1950, following the advancement in pesticides. Nonetheless, over the last couple of years they have been making a swift return. Pest control experts are reporting a 500 per cent + increase in the occurrence of bed bug infestations over the last 3 years. Especially badly impacted areas are in and around the East & North of London but nowhere has actually been invulnerable from their spreading.
A few of the reasons for this rise are:
- Enhanced worldwide travel
- A basic reduction in the use of residual insecticides
- Movement of infested furnishings and tenants between infested rental residential properties
- Failing to quickly identify and treat pest problems, resulting in migration of the Bed Bugs
- Central heating, supplying appropriate, annual breeding conditions
Bed Bugs infest residential properties, commercial properties such as hotels & resorts, hospitals, jails and automobiles including public transportation. The methods whereby they are introduced into an environment are numerous, including:
- A guest bringing with them infested luggage or via their clothes
- The occupant's travel luggage or apparel coming to be infested during a journey
- The introduction of infested second hand furnishings, especially beds, mattresses and sofas
- Movement of Bed Bugs from an infested adjacent property
Identification of an infestation problem - The first many people know of a bed bug problem is when they find bites and blood spots on their bed linen. Nonetheless significant numbers of the populace do not suffer a response to the bite. For that reason an infestation may go many months prior to other sins such as eggs, shed skins or Bed Bugs themselves being observed. The longer an infestation goes without treatment, the more difficult it is to eliminate. Therefore if you reside in a higher risk location or believe you might have been exposed to Bed Bugs somewhere you ought to inspect your mattress, bed and bordering furniture for signs of Bed Bugs at least once a month.
Survey & Treatment Procedure - North London Pest Control Director Tony Bond has substantial and extremely relevant experience, personally treating 100+ infestations each year, in the hot spots of East & North London.
Should you choose to use our services, you will be given a free no obligation quote over the phone. A normal infestation will usually require 2 separate treatments, the2nd being 7 - 10 days after the very first. Some commercial settings might need a far more extensive regime.
Before our arrival you will be asked to prep the property for the procedure. This will consist of complete vacuum cleaning and removal of bed linen etc. for washing. (You must not remove infested furniture as this could lead to further spreading of the infestation).
On arrival at your home we will carry out a thorough survey and then perform pesticide treatment of all affected areas, including beds, mattresses, bedside furnishings, soft home furnishings, skirting, drapes, floors and door frames etc.
You will need to leave the property throughout treatment and stay outside for a minimum of 3hrs. All chemicals utilized are safe and approved under COSHH 1999.