Bed bugs are all too common in the UK. They can hitch a ride into your home on clothing, skin, hair and possessions. This is why they are commonly found in shared accommodation such as hotels, hostels and B&Bs. Second hand-furniture can also bring bed bugs into your home. Once they get established, they breed in soft furnishings such as mattresses and carpets. This is because they are attracted to warmth and moisture. Bed bug bites can cause nasty red welts on the skin, and the itching and irritation can last for several days.
They’re very small, so it’s often difficult to spot the signs of bed bugs when they first move in. You are far more likely to spot the results of bed bugs, which can include large red welts on your skin. Bed bugs will avoid chemical treatments, which makes it challenging to get rid of them yourself. Instead, we recommend professional treatments to eliminate the infestation and make your property safe again.
Bed bug control in Birmingham
Bed bug control in Birmingham is something we provide on a regular basis. We know how uncomfortable the presence of bed bugs can be, which is why we work hard to get rid of them quickly and effectively. After an initial inspection, we will create a plan to eliminate the pests using various treatment options.
We usually recommend treating adjoining rooms simultaneously, as bed bugs are rarely confined to one part of your home. To prevent further outbreaks, we can provide follow-up treatments and offer advice on avoiding bed bug infestations in the future. Our comprehensive service also extends to other pests and infestations that might be present in your home. If you’ve recently purchased a new property and want peace of mind that it is free from pests, get in touch with our team today.
How to spot the signs of a bed bug infestation
It’s not always easy to spot the signs of a bed bug infestation, as they are small and tend to hide during the day. However, if you have a persistent itching or see red welts on your skin, it could indicate that bed bugs have bitten you. Unlike fleas that typically only bite the ankles, bed bugs can bite any part of the skin exposed when you sleep.
When you pull back your sheets in the morning, you might notice small blood stains on your bedding. This will be harder to see on dark or patterned bedding. Bed bugs also give off a musty odour from their scent glands. If you think you may have an infestation or would like to schedule a visit from the Pest Busters team, get in touch today.
How we eliminate bed bugs from your property
We use a combination of direct heat treatment and chemical treatments to eliminate bed bugs from your home or business premises. We recommend treating a wider area, as bed bugs are resilient and move away from the chemicals once the treatment starts.
Bed bugs can also take up residence in clothing, linen closets, bookshelves and more. We carry out a thorough check of common problem areas to give you added confidence. Once we have treated your home, you can be sure that it is free from bed bugs. The Pest Busters team will provide you with advice on how to prevent further outbreaks.
We don’t recommend bringing second-hand furniture into the home without some preparation. You can “quarantine” the item in a plastic tub or bath before bringing it into your home. If there are any bed bugs present, they will fall from the object and be unable to escape the slippery sides of the tub.