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Bed bugs are one of the hardest pests to get rid of. The Bed bug infestations have been increasing in the UK since 2003 due to business travel, foreign holidays and immigration.

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are parasitic insects that feed primarily on blood. They cause the skin lesions and itching often associated with bed bug infestations, which can lead to severe blood loss from scratching. 

The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to call professionals – Bon Accord will get the job done right and quickly. You can call for free help and advice on 0800 211 8868

Facts about bed bugs

 

  • Bed bugs are oval-shaped insects about a ¼-inch long. Reddish brown in colour, they turn blood red after feeding.
  • They feed entirely on human blood.
  • Their lifespan is approx 10-months. They can lay dormant for up to 5-months.
  • They bite at night. They’re almost weightless so it’s impossible to feel them crawling on your skin when you’re asleep.
  • Their bites are small so easy to miss, but they are often in a row or cluster as a bug bites multiple times.
  • Their eggs are pearl-white and the size of a grain of salt. They are laid in batches of 10 to 50 and are covered with a sticky substance which adheres to almost any surface.
  • The eggs take approx 10-days to hatch and can mature into adults within one to two months.

 

Bed bugs are small blood-sucking insects that feed at night. They are one of the most common sources of complaints to local authorities in the UK.

It is important to be able to recognise bed bugs and know what action to take if you find them or believe you have had a recent exposure. This factsheet covers:

 

How do I recognise a bed bug? – Bed bugs look like apple seeds, approximately 11 mm long with an oval flat body which can range from reddish brown to dark brown in colour. They live on human blood, preferring the lower part of your body such as around your ankles, waistline and neck area during the day when they hide within mattresses, furniture or walls. At night they come out to bite, usually taking a feed every three to four days. They can be found singly but are more often found in groups of adults and up to several hundred eggs.

 

Are bed bugs dangerous?

– Bed bugs do not carry diseases, but their bites can result in itchy red welts that sometimes develop into small blisters. While bed bug bites are unpleasant for some people they really aren’t dangerous or life threatening; particularly for an adult who sleeps soundly through the night without being disturbed by them coming out and biting. It’s probably worth thinking about your health when you consider the potential consequences of infestation: severe stress, sleepless nights and many uncomfortable hours spent trying to get rid of the problem. But it is much easier to manage this problem when you can identify the creatures that have taken up residence in your home.

 

Where do bed bugs come from? Get Rid Of Bed Bugs in London

– Bed bugs are thought to spread through human contact, being picked up during hotels and hostels stays or visiting friends and family. They can also be brought into homes on second-hand furniture, beds, sofas or carpets where they have laid their eggs. In particular be wary of second hand mattresses as many people don’t consider them long enough for a full inspection; hasty cleaning can leave even the most detailed inspection miserably short. Eggs can survive for several months if not disturbed so it’s important to thoroughly clean any piece of furniture you intend to bring back into your home. Even if you think there’s no problem, it’s still a good idea to give second-hand furniture a once-over with a vacuum cleaner before bringing it into your home.

 

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

– Because the creatures are visible you can take steps to eradicate them yourself at home . This may mean removing affected items and cleaning thoroughly with an insecticidal spray or detergent (being very careful not to use anything harmful for household pets). If you are unsure about disposing of certain items, contact your local waste management company as they will be able to advise on the best way to dispose of infested furniture. It is important that in order to avoid further problems you thoroughly clean all areas where bed bugs may hide such as drawers and behind headboards.

 

Bed bugs are the bane of many people’s lives, but fortunately they can be avoided with a little forethought and action on your part. If you suspect you have a problem it is worth being prepared by wearing gloves when moving furniture or coming into contact with second-hand mattresses. The bites are unpleasant for most people but as long as you keep them clean there will not normally be any lasting problems apart from perhaps some rashes or scars; these however fade after a week or so. You can speed up healing by applying hydrocortisone cream (after checking that it won’t affect your pets) to affected areas and taking painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen if necessary.

 

Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Bed-Bugs#toc6

Get Rid Of Bed Bugs in London

Recently, I’ve been bitten by bed bugs multiple times while sleeping. It’s very annoying to wake up with welts all over my body and know that there are little crawlers in your bed causing this! That being said, it is possible to get rid of them yourself and even prevent them from coming back in the future by following a few simple steps:

The first thing you want to do is make sure you actually have  bed bugs in order to avoid wasting money and time on a ‘cure’ that will not work. Before buying anything for prevention or removal, you should check your mattress seams and under the mattress for signs of bugs or eggs. If you do find any, it’s time to buy a bedbug killing kit online today!

The next step is prevention.  There are many sprays out there on the market now that can help get rid of them by spraying furniture, mattresses, flooring etc. I personally don’t spray my bedroom just in case I need to use it for something else like a playroom later down the road but if you would rather not have to deal with this problem ever again then definitely try one out!

Bed Bug Control

Keep your hands off things!! Bed Bugs spread from person to person so make sure everyone in your family washes their hands before going back into the bed. I also try not to take things like books, blankets and toys that others may have used into the bedroom when they don’t want them anymore and vice versa.  

Another important factor to keep in mind is making sure no one takes the bed apart or moves it around too much. Make sure you vacuum under your bed once every week or two especially if there’s a carpet underneath it because this can be where bugs hide during the day before crawling out at night. If you vacuum your mattress make sure to completely remove the bag afterward so nothing crawls back into it while left outside for more than half a day.

If you’ve done all of these and are still feeling like things aren’t improving then it’s time to bust out the big guns! You should buy a spray bottle with an insecticide in it such as Cyonara 9.7 and mix it according to the directions on the back and start spraying everywhere you may have missed during your first round of cleaning.  If this doesn’t solve your problem then call a professional pest control company rather than putting the expense onto yourself because they will be able to deal with more severe infestations (such as if you have a really old bed that is impossible to get rid of). After all this, rest assured in knowing that your house will be as clean as when you bought it! 

Author : Patrick Wei

Posted On : September 12, 2013

Category : Bed Bugs Information Guide

Get Rid Of Bed Bugs in London

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