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Pests That Go Bump in the Night

Oct 30 in Pests

Happy Halloween from PESTUK!

PESTUK treat many pests now as the clocks go back and the nights draw in. Common pests that go bump in the night are bedbugs. These tiny insects cause a lot of distress to people. Aside from their bites they also cause a psychological problem, causing those suffering sleepless nights and great distress.


Pests That Go Bump in the Night

Signs of a bedbug infestation include-  red bites, usually in rows on the neck, shoulders, back, legs or arms. Dark spots similar in size to an ink dot found on the bed frame or the mattress. Small stains of blood on the bed sheets may also be found.

Preparation for treatment of Bedbugs

Before the technician can attend to deal with your problem we always advise that the following preparation is done beforehand-

Bed sheets, clothes and curtains must be removed and washed. The rooms to be treated must be vacuumed and cleaned. Drawers and wardrobes must be emptied and the clothes only to be re-introduced to the rooms once they have been washed or tumble dried.  Rooms must be clear of toys, books, boxes, CDs, posters etc. 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 or failing this into a bag in a room not slept in for the technician to advise you.

Treatment of Bedbugs

The technician will then arrive and will spray a residual insecticide. All insecticides used are biodegradable, almost odourless, non tainting and do not corrode or stain. The areas where the bedbugs will be expected to crawl as well as their harbourages will be treated. Once the sprays have dried it is important to sleep in the rooms treated to ensure the bedbugs will go on the treated surfaces.


PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

PESTUK have offices in Oxford, Guildford, Enfield, Shepperton, Wantage, St. Albans, Salisbury, St Albans and Enfield.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding pests that go bump in the night or any other pest problem you may have.


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