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Bed Bugs

Identifying A Bed Bug Infestation

A bed bug infestation in your business or home can cause you to revert to panic stations. A hotel or care facility must react with haste to stop the spread of the infestation, as this can lead to a loss of customers, consumer trust and income.

Able Group offer top class commercial bed bug treatment that can be arranged at a time that suits your business, day or night. There are a few indications that suggest bed bugs may be present in your home, it is important to spot signs early to avoid further infestation, as bed bugs reproduce quickly.

Identifying a bed bug emergency can be tricky, but here are a few things to look out for:

Finding bed bugs

Looking Out For Bed Bugs

There are a few indications that can suggest bed bugs may be present in your home But first you may be wondering what do bed bugs look like? Spot the signs early and look for black dirt on flooring and walls. They are round bodied, reddish-brown to black in colour, roughly about 5mm in length.

Bed bugs on mattress

Check Your Mattress

A common sign of a bed bug infestation includes identifying dark marks on your mattress, often accompanied by a sweet, sickly scent. Small dark blood spots can also be seen, as well as the bed bugs themselves which are visible to the human eye.

Bed bugs smell

Unpleasant Scent

If you have started to notice an unpleasant, sickly sweet almond smell in your home, it is possible this is from bed bugs. Adult bed bugs produce this odour with their scent glands when they feel disturbed. This may be an indication that you have bed bugs on your bed.

Bed bug eggs

Eggs And Exoskeletons

Bed bugs leave behind mottled shells in which they have shed. They do this at each of the first five stages of their lives. If you have an infestation, it is likely that small, white eggs can also be seen where they have been inhabiting.

Problems Caused By Bed Bugs

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Although bed bugs do not transmit disease, it is important to know if you have them. Bed bug bites can be incredibly irritating and distressing. In some cases, even becoming sore and itchy. Bites can vary in appearance from person to person, some people have no reaction to bites, whilst others can develop a severe rash with minor itching. These can occur anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the neck, hands, arms and legs. The bites often result in annoyance due to the itchiness and in some cases loss of sleep.

A bed bug infestation can make your premises unsafe, especially if you are handling food. Our pest control engineers are fully committed to solving your bed bug problem efficiently, and always adhere to strict health and safety regulations. We're available to get things sorted, with years of experience in all aspects of pest control and extermination, your business can be running smoothly again in no time.

Dealing With Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites

Bed Bug Bites

If you have noticed small, red, irritating bites all over your body, it is possible you are experiencing a bed bug infestation in your home. These bites usually appear as raised, red welts, although in some cases, an allergic reaction or infection can occur. Fear not, our Able professionals are on hand to help rid you of your bed bug problem fast.

Bed bug symptoms

Appearance Of Bites

If you are unsure whether you have been bitten by bed bugs or in fact fleas, it is best to note the appearance of the bite in order to identify them correctly. The first sign of bed bugs is usually red and itchy bites. Bed bug bites differ from other pests as they tend to leave straight rows of bites. They are often referred to as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Bed bugs bite treatment

Treating Bites

If you have been bitten and believe bed bugs are the culprit, there are a few ways to relieve the pain and itchiness of the bites. Firstly, wash the bites with soap and water. If the bites itch, applying a corticosteroid cream to them should relieve this slightly. Unfortunately, if you have an infestation they will keep coming back. Let our pest controllers eliminate them from your home today.

Most Common Type Of Bed Bugs

Cimex Lectularius

The Cimex Lectularius feeds on human blood. Other Cimex species specialise in other animals such as bat bugs. Bat bugs, or Cimex adjunctus, have also been observed in tropical regions. This species feeds on bats, although they do sometimes feed on human hosts when their preferred host isn't present. It is important to identify which species of bed bugs are present in order to correctly treat an infestation.

Get rid of bed bugs in house
Get rid of bed bugs in house
Get rid of bed bugs in house

Preparation For Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bug exterminator for house

Preparing The Area - one of the most important things to do before a bed bug infestation is treated, is to remove any furnishings, bed covers and clothing, placing this in a sealed plastic bag and removing from the room.

Emergency bed bug killer for home UK

Treating The Area - our pest controllers will assess the area and ensure that it is prepared for treatment. We will then effectively treat the area using certified pesticides, making sure your entire property is treated.

Bed bug treatment to get rid of bed bugs

Evaluate and Prevent - after 8 hours, you will be able to enter your pest treated property. Our experts will ensure you are given the best advice to help you prevent an infestation in the future. Let us get your pest problem resolved today.

Bed bugs emergency treatment

Other Precautions - bed bugs are mainly spread through travelling. A simple precaution to take when you return from holiday is to make sure that you open your case outside, to ensure there are no bed bugs in your suitcase or bed bugs on clothes. Other ways you can prevent an infestation includes minimizing the number of hiding places for bed bugs in your home, or why not ask one of our experts to perform a routine check to treat the home and prevent an infestation professionally.

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