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Bed Bug Control - Commercial Hotel Specialists in Hereford

Bed Bug Control and Removal
Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Effective treatment for total elimination of bed bugs, hotels, residential, council tenants. Bed bugs are one of the hardest pests to eradicate & professional specialist treatment is essential. Problems with bed bugs in Hereford and Worcester stem from the populated area, as well as the sheer amount of hotels, hostels and shared housing.

PGM & SON; Bedbug Control Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Bed Bug Eradication Services

PGM & SON is your lcoal pest control company dedicated to bed bug extermination and control. Achieving high success rates of complete bed bug eradication with combined heat and spray treatments, our company is always striving to deliver safe and cost-efficient services.

 

Our Bed Bug and Pest Control Service is fully accredited by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) and Basis PROMPT professional pest register.

 

We are professionally insured, covering all the latest pest control standards in the industry and providing treatments, compliant with all relevant pest legislation in the UK.

We are proud to be an award-winning pest company. Our commitment to quality and excellence has earned us recognition from industry experts and satisfied customers alike. We believe that our dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest industry updates and trends sets us apart from our competitors and ensures that we provide the best possible service to our customers.

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WORRIED ABOUT BED BUGS?

With the press reporting a potential bedbug invasion coming across the Channel from France, this week we’ve been inundated with calls from the public and media outlets about bedbugs. So, with the reports of a tsunami of bedbugs across Europe should you be worried about bedbugs? Read more in our latest blog post.

We are specialists in Hotel Bed Bug Removal and Control throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire

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.

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Bed Bug Treatments and Prevention 

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.

At PGM & SON, 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.

Bed Bug Pest Control 

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.

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PGM & SON Pest Control; Bed Bug extermination treatment

The bedbug (cimex lectularius)
Habitat

This is a nocturnal parasite which feeds on mammalian blood. Bedbugs feed on:

  • Humans

  • Dogs

  • Cats

  • Rats

 

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:

  • Restaurants

  • Gyms

  • Offices

  • Stores

  • Farms and farmhouses

  • Bed and breakfasts

  • Schools

  • Commercial properties

Breeding; The life cycle of the Bed Bug

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 celsius

  • 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

 

More Information about bed bugs

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.

 

Control Measures

  1. Treatment of all harbourages must take place; bedding, wall joints, skirting boards, furniture, structure of building and possibly roof voids.

  2. Removing clutter which makes it easier to spot bedbugs

  3. Washing and drying at 60 degrees if permitted by the manufacturer’s label. 

  4. Making sure you closely inspect any second hand furniture brought into the premises.

  5. Inspecting premises after relevant events such as overnight guests in hotels.

PGM & SON; Breeding; The life cycle of the Bed Bug

Catching bedbug's 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. 

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Bed Bug Blog Posts

We love to share our knowledge with our customers, click on the image to read about each related bed bug related blog post.

HOW TO SPOT THE TELL TALE SIGNS OF BED BUGS_ Hereford Pest Control Services PGM & SON 2020
How to spot the tell-tale signs of bed bugs

If you’ve seen bed bugs on your furniture or bedding then you almost certainly have an active bed bug infestation.

 

Bed bugs look for a human host to feed from and they most usually do this during the night.

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Don't let bed bugs ruin your hotels reputation

with online reviews playing an increasingly major role in travellers’ decisions to book hotel accommodation, the hospitality industry needs to look to pest control professionals for advice, support and comprehensive pest preventative and pest monitoring solutions.

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How to get rid of bed bugs

Bed Bugs are small, egg shaped insects which feed on human blood. Bed bugs are small - adults flat bodies about the size of an apple seed.

FAQ about bed bugs

Frequently Asked Questions
about Bed Bugs

What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that are about the size of an apple seed. They have flat, oval-shaped bodies and six legs.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread through various means, including through luggage, clothing, furniture, and even people. They can easily hitch a ride on clothing, furniture or other personal items and travel from one place to another.

How to detect bed bugs in a hotel or house?

Bed bugs are most active at night and are often found in or near the bed, especially around the seams and crevices of the mattress. You can also look for shed skins, fecal spots, or eggs around the bed area.

What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?

The most common signs of a bed bug infestation include red, itchy bites on the skin, fecal spots, and a musty, sweet odor in the affected area.

Can bed bugs transmit diseases to humans?

No, bed bugs do not transmit diseases to humans. However, their bites can cause skin irritation and an allergic reaction in some individuals.

What are the preventative measures to prevent a bed bug infestation?

To avoid bed bug infestations, it is important to inspect second-hand furniture before bringing it into your home, regularly vacuum and wash your bedding, and keep your luggage off the floor when staying in a hotel.

Are bed bugs becoming more resistant to insecticides?

Yes, bed bugs have developed resistance to many common insecticides, making it more challenging to effectively control infestations. This highlights the importance of using integrated pest management strategies and consulting with a pest control expert.

The PGM Team

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