Bed Bugs in Bracknell
Feb 11 in Pests
Bedbugs bite at night. Depending on the person being bitted the reaction can vary. Some people will show visible bites on their body while a person laying next to them can show no signs of bites.
How to get rid of Bed bugs in Bracknell?
We at PESTUK Bracknell get many calls from people asking for treatment of bedbugs. Infestations have been on the increase since 2003 due to business travel, foreign holidays, immigration and the sale of 2nd hand furniture. Bed bugs have six legs and are very good walkers, an infestation may have spread from an adjoining building or from some furniture or suitcase recently brought into the house, second hand clothing may also spread infestation.
Bedbugs feed entirely on human blood at night when the victim is asleep. After feeding they crawl back into their hiding places which are in cracks and crevices in furniture, behind wall paper, bed frames, cupboards, mattresses, electrical equipment, curtains, light fittings etc.
Treatment of Bed bugs and Preparation
Bed Bugs are one of the hardest insects to treat and treatments will only work if the preparation has been done correctly.
Bed sheets and curtains must be removed & washed. The rooms to be treated must be vacuumed & cleaned. The drawers and wardrobes must be emptied and the clothes only re introduced to the rooms once they have been washed or tumble dried. The treatment will fail if the room is full of clutter.
The rooms must be clear of toys, books, boxes, CDs etc. Be careful not to put any of these objects into other rooms as you may spread the infestation. Objects in the room that cannot be either washed, tumble dried or sprayed with the insecticide (books, shoes, cd’s, dvd’s etc) must be put in a freezer overnight. This should be done before putting objects back into a treated room.
Bed bugs usually only infest rooms that are slept in and we recommend treating any adjoining bed rooms to the infested room. They can lay dormant for up to 12 months so be careful with any objects removed & then re introduced back into a bedroom within this time frame. If you are going to replace a bed or mattress either do this prior to treatment or once you are sure the treatment has worked and all bed bugs have been eradicated.
To book an appointment please call- 01344 721939
For more information on bed bugs please go to the BPCA web site.