About bed bugs
Why are bed bugs a pest?
Bed bugs are not known to be frequent carriers of disease but they can create problems for humans because of the irritation they cause if they bite.They breed by laying eggs that usually hatch after about 10 to 20 days. The bugs then grow Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
through a series of stages. At each stage they
need to feed on blood, until they become
adults after about nine to 18 weeks.
soft furnishings, cracks in walls and around
door frames where they hide when not feeding.
The service PESTGUARD can offer youÂ
â€¢ A pest control â€˜Code of Practiceâ€™ is available for the occupiers of the property upon request before the pest control officer visits the property.
â€¢ We carry out bed bug treatments in domestic properties only. The treatment consists of spraying an insecticide on to surfaces where the bed bugs crawl. The insecticide works rapidly and kills most insects on contact. It will continue to work for up to two months, so you should not clean it off until after all the bed bugs are dead. It is recommended that you vacuum all carpets before the treatment and avoid vacuuming again for at least two weeks, but leave the vacuum cleaner to hand for the pest technician to check over.
â€¢ The pest control officer will also provide onsite advice regarding children and pet safety together with general housekeeping advice.
You will usually notice a reduction in the number of bed bugs within two to three days. It may take longer to kill off all the insects as their eggs will continue to hatch out. The treatment is very effective but there are occasions when it does not work. If you are still seeing bed bugs three weeks after the treatment please let us know and we will come and re-treat.
About the treatmentÂ
The insecticides that Pestguard use are the safest available and do not pose any risk to people or pets. The exception to this is fish, which have similar body structures to insects. You will, however, be left with an information sheet about the insecticide used by the operative. (Data Sheet)
If you have bed bugs then call Pestguard today for a free no obligation quote.
pictures taken from a infested bed Â and bed frame