Bed Bugs Treatment
A practical guide on how to get rid of bed bugs from your home or business
There is never a good time to discover a bed bug infestation in your home or business. These small pests can be quite vigilant when it comes to pest control, therefore the correct precautions should always be carried out carefully.
Bed bugs are small, oval parasites that feed on human blood. Aptly named, bed bugs live around the seams of mattresses and headboards. However, these pests can also live in small, dark spaces; this includes the back of furniture, a chest of drawers and even a crack in the wall. The reddish-brown insect measures at around 5mm in length and can leave bites all over the body, in which can cause great irritation, escalating when scratched.
Bed bugs are one of the most challenging pests to treat. Not only are they hard to find, persistent and incredibly prevalent, these ubiquitous pests require professional expertise to eliminate effectively.
There are a few tell-tale signs of identifying a bed bug infestation in your home, including the following:
Bites - If you are regularly finding yourself covered with small, red marks, it is likely you have a bed bug infestation, as these pests feed on sedentary or sleeping humans.
Checking your mattress - It is important to check your mattress, headboard and bed frames thoroughly for signs of both the small, black bugs and their eggs. Bed bugs often leave behind small, black traces in which can be identified as faeces, or sometimes rust-coloured stains are left on mattress tags and seams.
Sweet odours - When there is a large colony of bed bugs, they will tend to emit a sickly sweet almond smell. Bed bugs produce these chemicals in which help them to communicate.
Eggs and exoskeletons - Bed bugs have an outer shell that they shed and leave behind. If you see shell-like remains on your mattress, this can be a strong indication. There can also be white, oval shaped eggs present in which female bed bugs lay in small crevices.
Black marks around your home - If you have noticed the appearance of black marks and dirt on skirting boards and around the seams of mattresses in your property, you may have an infestation that needs the attention of an expert pest controller.