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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bed bugs

Frequently asked questions about bed bugs:

Evidence of a bed bug infestation is being bitten at night on exposed areas of skins and speckles of blood on your sheets and/or bed.

Travel, staying in hotels or hostels, and buying secondhand goods are recognised as the most common causes of bed bug infestations. Bed bugs can hitchhike on people, clothing, luggage, and furniture, making their way into your home.

Insecticides applied directly onto the bed bugs will kill it instantly but usually, treatment takes approximately up to 4 weeks to work.

Bed bugs do not live on your body but can be found on any exposed areas of your body to feed.

It is almost impossible to get rid of bed bugs yourself. A professional insecticide applied correctly is needed to get rid of bed bugs effectively.

A professional insecticide applied correctly is the best bed bug killer.

Bed bugs are extremely hard to get rid of. Treatments for bed bugs are only effective if the preparation is followed out extensively.

To stop bed bugs from spreading, refrain from moving furniture, bedding, and other belongings out of an infested room.

A professional insecticide applied correctly will get rid of bed bugs in a mattress. The mattress should be slept in for the treatment to be effective.

Washing clothes will kill any bed bugs on the clothes but will not treat an infestation. Bed bugs are more likely to be on your bed and sheets as opposed to in your wardrobe.

A mattress protector will help prevent bed bugs in your bed but will not treat or cure an infestation.

A professional insecticide applied correctly with sufficient preparation will kill or get rid of bed bugs.