Bed Bug Control - Commercial Hotel Specialists in Hereford
Bed Bug Control
We manage bed bug control for many leading hotel chains as well as individual premises. Our qualified team of professionals bring their experience and know-how with them on every job. But what really sets our services apart from the rest of the industry is our attention to detail and receptiveness to the unique needs of each client.
We are specialists in hotel bed bug removal and control in Hereford & Worcester.
When it comes to managing bed bugs, early detection and prompt extermination are critical for protecting your facility, your business reputation, and your finances. As a leading bed bug exterminator in Herefordshire, PGM has developed a sophisticated, multi-prong approach to helping our commercial customers.
Bed Bug Treatments & Prevention
At PGM, our primary objective in bed bug control is prevention and early detection. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed method of bed bug prevention because people may unknowingly carry these pests into your facility at any time, especially in high-traffic urban hubs and the surrounding area. And, once they’re inside, bed bugs spread quickly. That’s why early detection is so important. PGM offers ongoing bed bug inspections of key areas in your facility to look for the first signs of bed bugs. Finding and treating infestations early can help you avoid more expensive bed bug extermination and remediation costs later on.
Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite
They feed on blood. They mostly feed at night.
Itchy red marks on your skin? Unpleasant smelling laundry?
You may have bed bugs | It’s more common than you think
They can’t fly. Although tropical bed bugs can climb!
Bed bugs do crawl and often they are transported (in clothes, luggage, furniture, books). They can also go for many months without feeding which increases their chances of survival.
Low standards of hygiene can increase the problem significantly. And, if one person has bed bugs, they could spread that quite quickly to others, particularly in shared buildings (think hotels, B&Bs, hostels, boarding schools, universities, student accommodation).
Catch the critters
Be alert. Inspect for blood on sheets, look for bites and live bugs. Find the cause of your itch.
Seek help from the professionals
Dr Karen Vail from the University of Tennessee, USA recently concluded that “Relying on rresidents to report bed bug infestations is ineffective. There is still a need for building-wide visual and monitor inspection by a professional.”
Call PGM Pest Control now to get a good night’s sleep
We can detect, monitor and treat your bed bug problem
Call now for advice or a quote. Introductory discount rate for multi-room businesses.
The bedbug (cimex lectularius)
This is a nocturnal parasite which feeds on mammalian blood. Bedbugs feed on:
They hide in the day in all crevices, for example, beds furniture, wall sockets and skirting boards.
They emerge when they are hungry; approximately every 2-3 days. Bed bugs can be picked up anywhere. They can be transported in luggage, personal belongings are on humans. They can particularly be a problem in shared spaces such as:
Hereford farms and farmhouses
Hereford bed and breakfasts
Hereford commercial properties
The life cycle is egg – nymph – adult
Up to 200 eggs can be laid & possibly more. They are glued to crevices
Eggs will only hatch above 13 degrees celcius
Nymphs pass through 5-6 molts before reaching maturity. It can be a couple of weeks to months depending on conditions and food supply
Adults are flightless and flattened unless fed. They are approximately 5mm long
Bites may cause an allergic reaction but they are not a disease carrier. Bedbugs are commonly confused with a flea infestation.
Correct identification is critical as treatment will vary from treatment for fleas. Depending on the level of infestation, 1-2 treatments may be required.
Treatment of all harbourages must take place; bedding, wall joints, skirting boards, furniture, structure of building and possibly roof voids
Removing clutter which makes it easier to spot bedbugs
Washing and drying bed clothes and bed linen on the highest temperatures permitted
Making sure you closely inspect any second hand furniture brought into the premises
Inspecting premises after relevant events such as overnight guests in hotels
Catching bedbugs early will reduce the possibility of a costly treatment. However, once bedbugs are in your home or premises they can be very difficult to control. To get rid of bedbugs you should seek professional pest control help in Hereford.