There’s no denying that bedbugs are one of the most daunting pests out there. After all, there’s nothing worse than the thought of something uninvited sharing your bed. However, these annoying pests are more common than you might think. There are thousands of reported cases of bedbugs in the UK every year, with plenty more that go unnoticed or unreported; until things get too bad. We’ve put together everything you wanted to know about bedbugs, along with some things you probably didn’t want to know.
Bedbugs are nuisance pests that will prey on anyone and in any home
Bedbugs Don’t Discriminate
Many people believe that bedbugs will only opt for homes that aren’t very clean, however there’s nothing to prove this. Bedbugs don’t discriminate and will happily set up their new home in your bed, regardless of how clean it may be. An infestation of bedbugs has nothing to do with personal hygiene or poverty levels, as they can appear anywhere. Therefore, if you do think you may have an infestation of these pests, you do not have to worry about how clean (or dirty) you are. There’s no need to be embarrassed if you believe you have bedbugs in your home, but you should get them dealt with right away. Our pest control services can help get rid of bedbugs as quickly as possible!
Bedbugs Are Good at Hiding
If you have a low level infestation of bedbugs then it can be quite easy to miss the signs. It is only when the infestation is on a much larger scales will the signs become more noticeable, which is why it is important to know what you should be looking out for. Here are some of the tell-tale signs that you may have bedbugs:
- Scratching, itching or bite marks – One of the first things you may notice if you have bedbugs is itchy skin. You may even see little bites all over your body as well. If you find yourself scratching a lot in bed (or even when you get out of bed) it could be bedbugs.
- ‘Peppering’ – This is a slightly more technical term for bedbug Pooh! Tiny black spots over your bedding or mattress may be faecal matter and are a huge sign you have bedbugs. Thoroughly inspect your bedding and mattress as often as you can, to keep an eye out for these pests.
- Other visual signs – You may notice insect skins or even bedbugs themselves if you have an infestation. Being vigilant with your bedding and mattress will help you work out if there really is a pest problem.
Bedbug infestations need to be treated right away; just cleaning your home won’t do the trick
You should never treat your own home for bedbugs, especially not with shop bought bug bombs. All this is likely to do is scatter the bugs throughout your house, as opposed to deal with the actual problem. Many of the sprays you can buy in grocery stores will do the same, even if they say they will kill bedbugs. You need to call in a professional as soon as you notice any signs of bedbugs, as they will be able to deal with the pest control problem in the right way. The right pest control expert can also give you advice to ensure these troublemakers never come back! With a proper bedbug pest control company, you won’t even have to throw away all your bedding and the mattress; all of this stuff can be made bedbug free using a combination of steaming, cleaning, deep heat and chemical treatments. Just make sure that you get the problem solved as quickly as possible, to prevent infestation from spreading.
Bedbugs may send a shiver up your spine, but they can easily be gotten rid of as long as you have the right experts on your side. We can provide a fast and friendly pest control service, which means we can locate and remove any problems as soon as possible. Don’t wait until you’re up all night itching, get in touch with us instead.