Having a problem with Bed Bugs?
NEED TO GET RID OF BED BUGS IN HEREFORD?
Call PGM & SON Pest Control Hereford to treat a bed bug problem, contact Phil on 07964 370480.
Bed bugs can be carried unknowingly into your home or business and, once inside, a bed bug problem can spread rapidly.
For example, bed bugs can be transported in clothes, luggage and furniture. You can easily attract a bed bug problem if you’ve stayed in an hotel with an infestation or perhaps you purchased some second-hand furniture from eBay which arrived with a family of bed bugs! So, you can see that bed bugs are much more common than you think and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. At PGM & Son Pest Control, it’s all in a day’s work for us so don’t delay and call us today to get rid of your bed bugs before they spread.
What do we know about bed bugs?
Their hosts are humans
They lay their eggs near to their human hosts in cracks or crevices such as crevices in beds, behind skirting boards, in plug sockets and behind picture frames and loose wallpaper
The nymphs (which are the early stages of bed bugs) are so tiny it is hard for the human eye to detect them
They feed on human blood, mostly at night
They can’t fly but they do crawl and tropical bed bugs can climb
They can go for many months without feeding which increases their chance of survival
They are more prevalent in multiple occupancy buildings especially where there is a high and quick turn over of residents, such as hotels, hostels and blocks of flats
Although bed bugs don’t usually transmit diseases, they do bite and their bites can cause irritation which may be worse for people with allergies.
How to tell if you have a bed bug infestation?
You’ve got red itchy marks / lumps on your skin
Laundry such as bedding has an unpleasant smell
Dark spots on bed frames and mattresses that look like ink spots
Signs of blood smears on bedding and headboards
You can see bed bugs on your bedding or on your furniture if you have an active infestation.
How can I prevent bed bugs?
Well, it’s pretty hard to prevent bed bugs because normally they are spread through bad luck. But nevertheless you can take some steps to reduce the chances of you getting a bed bug infestation in the future:
Check for bed bugs if you are staying in temporary accommodation or moving into a new property.
If you buy second hand property check it for bed bugs before you take it into your home or business
If you are unlucky enough to stay somewhere which has a bed bug infestation then make sure you take precautionary steps before returning home, which include washing your clothing, luggage and bedding in a 60 degree wash cycle; tumble drying on a hot setting for at least half an hour or you can freeze everything in the deep freeze for at least 3 days.
If you run a high residency turn-over business, such as a B&B, hotel or hostel then consider engaging a pest control company to carry out ongoing monitoring for early detection.
Train your staff to know what to look for so that bed bugs can be detected early and an infestation avoided.
DIY treatments for bed bugs are rarely successful. Pest Controllers have access to treatments that are not available to the general public. Also, it’s really tricky to treat bed bugs because all crevices and cracks including plug sockets and skirting boards need to be treated so it’s best to engage the services of a fully qualified pest controller.
What can you expect from a PGM & Son Pest Control Bed Bug Treatment?
Call us and we’ll give you advice
Book a treatment and we’ll give you some pre-treatment advice. You’ll need to follow this to ensure that the treatment is as thorough as possible
We’ll carry out a comprehensive treatment in your property or business
Advice on what to do after we’ve carried out the treatment to ensure that you remain bed bug-fee!
We can also offer businesses our ongoing bed bug detection program and staff training
Ask about our bed bug detection and training services.
PGM Hereford Pest Control’s bed bug service is fast, friendly and effective.