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  Common Bedbug

 (Cimex Lectularius)

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Bed bugs can conceal themselves very well although visible to the human eye. Remain at most times undetected retreating into a range of cracks and crevices in its environment your home.

A very good method of gauging if you have bed bugs is applying very sticky double sided or carpet tape on all sides of your bed frame, thereby catching them or even as a temporary measure to help against immediate biting as the host sleeps.

Generally black dots closely bunched together are signs of bed bug faeces.

Surprisingly bed bugs also hide under your carpets.

These insects need to be where a host is going to be, for an extended period. If in the bedroom, they will come out at night while the host is sleeping, from hiding places such as the frame and headboard of the bed, behind any loose or peeling wallpaper, cracks in wood-work or plaster, from behind ward-robes or bedside cabinets. In the lounge area, they favour soft furnishings and are often found around the arm joints of armchairs and settees.

How do we control bedbugs?

A thorough inspection should be made to determine the extent and source of the infestation. Bedbugs can be introduced via second hand furniture, been brought in by the resident or entered the building from adjoining premises.

Treatment for bedbugs is detailed and complex. We would normally carry out three visits against bedbugs. Our initial treatment consists of a dual insecticide treatment to the entire premises apart from the kitchen and bathroom. Before the treatment commences the residents are asked to vacate the premises and cannot return for at least one hour.

We would need to carry out two follow up visits at weekly intervals after the initial treatment and the premises are treated in exactly the same way as the initial visit. Once our work is completed our technician will fill out a detailed inspection report and discuss ways of preventing re-infestation.

If you require Pest Control that works call Catch-It now on 0208 787 5929