Bedbugs lurk in cracks and crevices and they’ve been living on human blood for centuries.
Though they aren’t known to transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk, the parasites can leave itchy and unsightly bites.
However, bedbugs don’t always leave marks. The best way to tell if you have a bedbug infestation is to see the live, apple-seed-size critters for yourself.
Unfortunately, once bedbugs take up residence in homes and businesses, they can be difficult to exterminate without professional help.
Bed Bugs are flat, rust-coloured insects 5mm long which feeds on human blood .
Attracted by the CO2 in our breath they mostly feed at night whilst we are asleep.
They can ingest several times their body weight in one feed.
Females can lay 200 eggs in her life time.
Problems Caused by Bed Bugs
Some people have mild to extreme reactions to getting bitten by bed bugs.
It is incredibly rare for a bite from a bed bug to lead to an infection. However, it has been known to happen.
Bed bugs are nocturnal, which is why they generally wait until you are asleep in your bed before pouncing. You may wake up in the middle of the night to scratch the affected areas.
This leads to a lack of sleep, which has been linked to a variety of health issues, including depression, irritability, loss of appetite, anxiety, difficulty focusing and psychosis in extreme cases.
Treatment of Bed Bugs
Pestblitz technician will conduct a survey of each room in the property.
We use heat treatment to eradicate all life stages of Bed bugs 180c Steam. Our steam generators are designed to produce almost dry steam not like the types you use for cleaning.
We use broad spectrum insecticides sprays and dust , also fogging & ULV (Ultra low volume)
Thoroughness is required and it is important to find and treat harbourages .
We place monitor traps after treatment .