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Bed bugs are an ancient creature, and have been a common pest across the world for many years, spreading hitchhiking from existing infections by attaching themselves to clothes, luggage and furnishings. They are particularly common in the UK and Europe, with the most prominent species being the Cimex Lectularius. These pests tend to be reddish-brown in colour, and 5mm in length, with six legs, and two antennae. Both male and female bed bugs of this variety require blood as a food source, though females tend to bite more often, as they require more blood in order to develop eggs.

Bed bugs are commonly found in both residential and commercial properties, particularly those used frequently for travel. Examples of commonly affected properties include; homes, apartment buildings, student accommodation, care homes, and hotels.

Once established, bed bugs can move easily between rooms, leading to large scale infestations taking hold very quickly. The treatments required to ensure bed bugs are removed from a property are intensive, meaning the best option in the majority of infestation cases is to contact a professional in pest control, who will evaluate the situation on an individual basis, before devising and implementing a safe, and effective solution.

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Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites that feed on people especially, though they’ll bite animals too. They hide in cracks and crevices in furniture, beds, mattresses, luggage – anywhere that’s close enough to people for them to crawl out at night to feed on our blood. Bites on any part of the body overnight and dark blood splodges on sheets and beds are good signs to look out for.

How to identify a bed bug problem

Bed bugs themselves can be tricky to spot, meaning an infestation is commonly more serious than it initially appears to be. They will often take residence in and around headboards, on bedside tables, in wall junctions and air vents, or in general crevices in mattresses. Bed bugs are approximately 5mm in length, with a flat body, and are commonly reddish-brown in colour. Their eggs are even harder to see, but are small, laid in clusters, and off-white in colour. If the pests themselves are not visible, there are plenty of signs which point towards their presence.

Bed bugs tend to leave bloodstains on sheets and bedding around bite sites. They may even be present on pyjamas. In addition to this, they will stain these surfaces, and any other sites of congregation with faecal matter. These stains tend to resemble a brown or black puddle.

Bed bugs shed their exoskeletons as they grow, leaving a further indication of their presence in a property. These shells are typically found close to sites of feeding on congregation, and look like a translucent bug.

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Our BPCA and TEC certified technicians have years of experience in devising and employing effective bed bug control treatments.

East Anglia Pest Control will offer an initial consultation and inspection of the affected property, before proceeding with a solution tailored to your requirements. In the case of bed bugs, these solutions often include the use of industry standard insecticides, a property deep clean, and an extensive evaluation of cavities, vents, and general common areas for bed bug congregation. Preventative measures may also be employed to ensure bed bugs do not return to the property following treatment. All of these measures will adhere strictly to health and safety regulation.

A professional service is often the most effective way in which to deal with a bed bug infestation, and the sooner the issue is dealt with, the better. Don’t hesitate – get in contact with us today.

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If you require any of the above domestic and commercial pest control services and are located within the Suffolk and East Anglia areas then please do not hesitate to contact us as one of our professional pest control technicians will be more than happy to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?

Bed bugs themselves can be tricky to spot. They will often take residence in and around headboards, on bedside tables, in wall junctions, or in general crevices in mattresses. They are approximately five millimetres in length, with a flat body. They are commonly reddish-brown in colour. Their eggs are even harder to see, but are small, laid in clusters, and off-white in colour. If the pests themselves are not visible, there are plenty of signs which point towards their presence.

Bed bugs tend to leave blood stains on sheets and bedding around bite sites. They may even be present on pyjamas. In addition to this, they will stain these surfaces, and any other sites of congregation with faecal matter. These stains tend to resemble a brown or black puddle.

Bed bugs shed their exoskeletons as they grow, leaving a further indication of their presence in a property. These shells are typically found close to sites of feeding on congregation, and look like a translucent bug.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Getting rid of bed bugs is an incredibly difficult process. They typically require a strategic approach, with multiple rounds of treatment and disinfection. All surfaces should be thoroughly vacuumed and cleaned. Ensure that all crevasses and items of furniture are checked for existing clusters, or signs of infestation, such as shells, or dried blood. Wash all bedding and soft furnishings on a high setting, before sealing in plastic bags to ensure any remaining pests are unable to escape or feed. Do not take these items out until the infestation is fully controlled.

At this point, the best course of action is to call a professional pest controller, who will evaluate this situation and employ an effective solution accordingly.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs do not typically spread from person to person contact, and will instead ‘hitchhike’ through moving possessions. Frequently shared spaces, such as hotel rooms, are an ideal place for the spread of a bed bug infection.

What kills bed bugs quickly?

Heat exposure is often deadly to bed bugs, meaning 60 minutes in the tumble dryer on a high heat setting should kill many, however, dealing with a bed bug infection is not as simple as cleaning bedding. Bed bugs often make their home in multiple spots around a room, laying eggs that are hard to spot. A professional pest controller should be contacted in order to effectively deal with the situation, and ensure the bugs do not return.

How long do bed bugs live on clothes and sheets?

It is unlikely that a bed bug would live in clothes which are being worn for an extended period of time, as their preferred habitat is stationary. If exposed to a more suitable habitat, a bed bug would not stay on clothes for long.

At a normal room temperature, bed bugs can survive around two to three months without a blood meal, and so would be able to live in, for example, a closed suitcase full of clothes for approximately this long.

What does a bed bug bite look like?

Many people do not react to bed bug bites, with current theories suggesting that exposure is a key factor in how the body reacts to them. Signs of s bed bug bite can include a raised red bump around a bite, accompanied by a burning or itching sensation. Rashes may also be resent. Bed bugs commonly bite in straight lines, and bites will appear in this way if this is the case.

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