Monday, 16 December 2019

If you have bed bugs


If you have bed bugs it can be an extremely stressful and frustrating time. Bedbugs cause sleep deprivation and worry. The best piece of advice I can give you is to seek out professional help straight away. 

Self help DIY bed bug treatments rarely work and often make the infestation of bed bugs worse which then means they can be more difficult to eradicate as they have more than likely been spread further than they initial room that they started out in. 

Id also say that being honest with the pest controller is vital. The amount of times we arrive at a property being told the bed bugs have only been there two or three weeks for it then to be clear that they have been there six months is very common. We are working with you to eradicate them so as many details as you can provide about how long they have been there and where the problem started will only help.

Some more tips if you have bed bugs

  • Wash all bedding and curtains in the room with the bed bugs.
  • Wash all clothing.
  • Inspect all items under the bed. These are high risk for bed bug activity.
  • Use air tight vacuum bags to store items.
  • Look for eggs. 1 mm in size, White. On bed frame, walls, curtains.
Do not's 
  • Spread items from infested room to other rooms.
  • Throw bed or furniture out without wrapping up or disposing of correctly.
  • Take bedding from infested bed and leave on the floor elsewhere. Always bag items ups.
If you have bed bugs then depending on how bad the bed bug infestation is it may require more than one visit. This again is why we say contact a professional pest controller straight away. If you have lived with bed bugs for a year then a bed bug technician cannot always come in to your property and remove a high level infestation within one or two visits.

if you have bed bugs call epb control

If you have bed bugs we can help

If you have bed bugs then we can help eradicate them from your property. Give us a call today or email and we can arrange for one of our London pest control technicians 

Treatments vary from property to property depending on how long you have had the bed bugs. We also provide bed bug removal services to hotels and hostels. Whatever your property type we can help eradicate bed bugs for you. The first step is to discuss the details of how long you have had bedbugs, where you know they are in your home and a few other details.

Contact us at EPB Control today. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

pictures of bed bugs


This post is just to show some pictures of bed bugs and bed bug eggs. Eggs are often missed to the untrained eye but they are the first thing I look for. They are 1mm in size and a bed bug can lay over 300 of them in the right conditions and they spread them in all manner of places too.

There are many more pictures of bed bugs and videos of them on our FB page - EPB Control 

Pictures Of Bed Bugs

Here is a video I did a few months ago of bed bugs on the underside of an electric reclining chair. The poor ladies legs were badly bitten but because of poor circulation in her legs and health she wasn't aware of how bad the bed bug infestation was.

The following images you can see a near adult sized bed bug and an adult that was laying eggs in front of me! 

The above video you can see hundreds of bed bugs and eggs on the end of the wooden slats that run the width of a bed under the mattress. This is a common area to find bed bugs. Lift your mattress and look around the black clips on the end of the wooden slats for signs of excrement, which is black.  

Dealing With Bed Bugs

If you are looking for pictures of bed bugs because you are worried you have them and then do find them then I advise that you contact a professional pest control company for bed bug control in London or wherever you may be. Whether that is us or someone else. Bed bugs are a pest that needs to be dealt with by experienced pest control technicians as the risk of spreading them is high. Take a read of our room preparation post if you are about to have a bed bug treatment and want to prepare correctly 

I hope this post of pictures of bed bugs helped you. Feel free to get in touch if we can help any further or visit our pest control site for further information and pictures on bed bugs and their eggs at 

Monday, 17 June 2019

What do bed bugs look like

What Do Bedbugs Look Like

Welcome to Bed Bugs London advice blog and this post about understanding what bed bugs look like.

Often people ask us, "can you see bedbugs?" "Are bedbugs to small to see?" "Why can't I find the bedbugs?"

Bed bugs are masters at hiding themselves away and also getting into places that people do not realise they can get into.

Bedbugs will mostly be found in cracks, crevices and folds. Between wood joins. Skirting boards. The top of curtains and any place they can squeeze themselves into so they are not exposed and out in the open.

What do bed bugs look like? 

Here are some pictures of some bed bugs and some bed bug eggs. As you can see adult bed bugs are fairly large. They are also very quick at moving! 

Bed bug control London
Bed Bugs and Eggs
What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bug on mattress for what do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs after they have had a blood meal are reddish brownish. Bed bug eggs are white in colour and very small. They are not always laid in a clump and can be spread far and wide. Bed bug excrement is black 

Hopefully this helps you understand what bed bugs look like a little better. If you need help in preparing your room for a bed bug treatment read room preparation 

If you are looking for them in your room then check the following areas:

  •  Wooden slats under mattress. 
  • Around joins of wood on bed frame. Screw holes
  • Lift bed frame and check underneath 
  • Tops of curtains if curtains overhang the bed. 
  • Back of the bedside unit.
  • Around plug sockets near bed.
  • Along the skirting board near bed.
For more information on our bed bug control London services visit EPB Pest Control or our FB EPB Control page.

We have been providing bed bug control London, Essex and Kent for 15 years now and have helped clear all levels of infestations in homes and hotels. 

If you require further assistance in bed bug control London, Essex or Kent then reach out to us for bed bug treatments or advice.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Bed Bugs Treatment

Bed Bugs Treatment

London bed bugs treatment

Welcome to Bed Bugs London and some information on bed bug treatments for 2019. Our London bed bug control services are available to homes and businesses.

The cost for a bed bug inspection of your home or hotel this year will remain at £50. If you then do require a bed bug treatment then you will only be charged for the bed bugs treatment and not the inspection itself.

The first thing to try and do if you have just noticed bed bug bites or blood spots is seek help, which as you are here you are doing. Leaving it longer will only give bed bugs time to reproduce and the infestation in your property to get worse and spread around your home with bed bug eggs then being an issue.

Some cases can just be one bed bug, some can be multiple, some are dozens and hundreds of eggs. Any bed bug issue dealt with quickly will always go smoothly. When there are hundreds of eggs present and spread all over different areas this is when a bed bugs treatment can get tricky and also why preparing for a bed bug treatment the correct way is vital. You do not want to be moving items all over a house that have bed bug eggs on them.

You can read in depth other posts on Room Preparation on here and I advise before any bed bugs treatment you do.

The bed bug treatment itself will consist of treatment of the beds, floors, cracks and crevices and furniture along with sofas. Treatments vary on the time they take depending on how many rooms to treat and how much furniture and so on but from our point of view it takes us as long as it takes us, there is no rushing to get to the next job!

We only use insecticide treatments at the moment as it is an effective and affordable method and if carried out by a knowledgeable bed bug technician its as good as any other type of treatment for a lot less of the cost. All of our treatments are guaranteed also. 
We are available seven days a week so can find a suitable time to carry out a treatment for you.

No one can be in or go back into the treated area for 4 hours after treatment. Something to bear in mind when arranging treatment times as there will also be some cleaning to do after treatment, of all which will be explained and written on your report after the bed bugs treatment is completed.

I hope this information helps.

Darren Groves

Monday, 18 July 2016

Bed Bug Treatment Preparation

Bed Bug Treatment Preparation 

This information, Bed Bug Treatment Preparation, is to assist in preparing your room for a bed bug treatment.

It is vital that the rooms are prepared to the best of your ability. If there are certain things you cannot do then that is fine but as much as possible that can be done will ensure a successful bed bug treatment for you.

Firstly, hoover all floors in the room around all sides of the beds too. Empty Hoover after.

Bedside units should be emptied, these will need to be treated. Any items inside should be checked.

All bedding removed from the bed and this will either need to go straight into the washing machine on 60c or a bag tied up waiting to be washed. NOTE: Do not carry bedding around the house. Put it in a bag first in case any bed bugs fall from it. 

Empty chest of draws and wardrobes in the infected room. These will be treated too. Clothing to be bagged up. If signs of bed bugs in the furniture then all clothing will need to be washed. 

Secondly, no pets to be in the treated rooms.

Unplug and switch off sockets to things like phone chargers.

No personal items to be left laying about, laptops, games and phones.

Bed bug treatment preparation help

This bed bug treatment preparation is a guide. You have to consider things such as not moving infested items around your property. Not leaving bedding from the bedroom with bed bugs just sitting on the floor as if it has a bed bug on it the whole treatment could be a waste of time. Anything that cannot be washed like clothing can should be placed into an empty bath or in the sun on the lawn and shaken off or wiped down and inspected.

If there is more information you require that is not listed here on the bed bug treatment preparation guide try the Room Preparation post or contact me by phone or email and i will assist further 

Thanks for reading and contact me for more help on bed bug control treatments. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

eradicating bed bugs

Eradicating Bed Bugs

Welcome to the Bed Bugs London blog and eradicating bed bugs is no easy task. Not for professionals and certainly not by d.i.y methods you may try.

A female bed bug can lay upto 300 eggs in the right conditions. 300 eggs. Small, about 1mm in size and white. Now imagine those spread out across a wall or up a curtain or even in cracks and crevices. Bedbugs are survivors. 

To eradicate bed bugs takes knowledge, experience and patience.
Eradicating bed bugs from your home

If you have had bedbugs for a long period of time you are likely to have a bad infestation. This is going to require several visits and a lot of preparation. Like most things in life, you will get what you pay for. Please bare this in mind when booking a treatment. If I had a pound for every treatment I do that I am told they have already paid someone to do it and they still have bedbugs id not be writing this blog but sitting by a pool somewhere. If the price sounds to good to be true, it usually is. 

Eradicating bed bugs is going to require treatment of not only the beds but areas around the beds. Bedbugs will climb curtains, get in personal items under or close to the bed, will get inside furniture, down the side or carpets, the back of picture frames, I could go on. This is why many d.i.y methods fail. Simply putting a bed bug smoke treatment in the middle of the room and walking out is only going to spread the bed bugs away from the room and make the infestation worse.

Another post on the Bed Bugs London blog, Room Preparation will assist you and together with some good advice if the room is prepared in the right way that is a good start. Be under no illusions, the preparation can be tough, especially if you have a family with children and have a families worth of stuff to move and wash. Do it right first time however and only have to do it once.

At EPB Pest Control we carry out several treatments a week and eradicating bed bugs is something we do well. If you would like further information on eradicating bed bugs from us then get in touch.

If you are attempting to do it yourself. Think twice and consider the money you will spend on products only to probably have to employ someone after anyway. Eradicating bed bugs is best left to the professionals. 



Thursday, 28 January 2016

Cost Of Bed Bug Treatments UK

Cost Of Bed Bug Treatments UK

Cost of Bed bug treatments UK

Welcome to the home of Bed Bugs London blog and more information on our bed bug control treatments in London.

The cost of bed bug treatments UK will vary due to number of factors that should be considered.

Here at EPB Control we try to always provide affordable bed bug treatments in London and the home counties and also offer discounts where possible. Having bedbugs is a stressful situation and we do all we can to help.

The level of the bed bug infestation in your home will also dictate things such as the number of visits required, how big the property is, how many rooms and beds there are to treat and how far the bed bugs have spread around the property. If d.i.y bed bug treatments have been attempted this can really spread the bugs far around the home.

Some of the worst cases of bed bugs in London we have seen have been because people have tried d.i.y methods such as bed bug bombs or sprays bought on line which have only agitated the bed bugs and driven them away from the original area of infestation into other parts of the house. These methods just make infestations worse.

Looking for bed bug companies in London you will also find alot of misleading information. Companies claiming only bed bug heat treatments work. Bed bug companies in London saying they do heat and spray when in fact they only steam and spray. You have to do your research.

The cost of a bed bug inspection in London and the home counties is £50. If you then proceed with a bed bug treatment then you only pay for the cost of the bed bug treatment, not the inspection.

Depending on the number of bedrooms to treat and beds and how bad the bed bugs infestation is will impact the cost. Our prices are given honestly, not stated ultra low to attract calls and then disclose lots of hidden extras. The cost of bed bug treatments UK provided by EPB Control will be fixed and most importantly the bed bug treatment will be guaranteed. There will not be extra costs for extra visits if they are needed.

Cost of bed bug treatments UK

Cost Of Bed Bug Treatments UK

Affordable bed bug control London, Essex or Kent will start from £50 for the cost of a bed bug inspection, Treatments will start from £90. Call us for further information on the cost of bed bug treatments UK and for further information on bed bug control London. If you need help or advice on things such as preparing for a bed bug treatment, bed bugs eggs or a whole number of other things you will find all the information you need on this blogs previous posts. 

Contact Darren: 07940592497

EPB Control
Bed Bugs London

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Having bed bugs in your home is just about as stressful as things can get for a person. Lack of sleep, being bitten. Searching for them and not finding the bed bugs can drive you mad. If you have children the stress is likely to be much worse. Worrying about people visiting your home and noticing them or spreading them to friends and family is a big concern for people that have bedbugs in their home. Its a bad time. The only thing you will be focused on is getting rid of the bedbugs and that's where we come in.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Bed Bug Bites

Bed Bug Bites

Welcome to Bed Bugs London and this post, Bed Bug Bites which is composed to help assist people in understanding bed bugs and bed bug bites. 

Often when people suffer from bites they are not sure what they are being bitten by and search Google for pictures and advice on bed bug bites.

Not everyone that is bitten by a bed bug will have a reaction. Some others will have a very bad reaction to bed bug bites.

As bed bugs are nocturnal creatures they are feeding when you are asleep. Made aware of your presence by body odours and carbon dioxide that we as humans exhale. Bed bugs then emerge to feed. Typically a bed bug will feed for between 5 to 6 minutes and then return to their nesting areas.

In the morning you awake either aware of the bed bug bites or unaware. 

Bed bugs do not transmit disease themselves but there is a risk of infection from scratching the bed bug bites which itch,
Bed Bug Bites

Bites can appear as spots, usually in a track or triangle shape. A reaction can sometimes take up to 15 hours to appear and this can sometimes be cause of confusion as to the cause as people would expect to wake up and be aware of the bites immediately and it can also make a GP's task of identifying the bites more difficult.

I have seen extreme reactions to bed bug bites too, like large rashes, inflammation and discomfort. People react differently to bed bug bites.

Bed Bug Bites - Treatments 

If you think you have noticed bed bug bites or are suspicious you have bed bugs then it should be dealt with quickly to prevent the bed bugs from spreading and the infestation of bed bugs from getting worse. If you would like further advice on bed bug bites, bed bug treatments in London then please do contact us for more details.

EPB Pest Control operate across London, Essex and Kent and provide in depth, expert bed bug control services. 

Thanks for reading and look out for the next post.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Bed Bug Control Treatments London

Bed Bug Control Treatments

Welcome to Bed Bugs London and bed bug control treatments in London. We offer discreet and affordable bed bug control in London and guaranteed results in bed bug extermination treatments for homes.

In this post we will look at what type of London bed bug control treatments we offer and what you can expect from Bed Bugs London.

If you are experiencing an infestation of bed bugs in your home then you are more than likely very stressed and concerned not to mention most likely tired! The first thing I will say is that most bed bug infestations are not usually as bad as people think and if dealt with quickly then they can be eradicated fast without further issues. So firstly, try not to worry to much.

Our discreet and affordable bed bug control treatments in London are available to tenants, landlords, letting agents, hostels and hotels and we provide bed bug control to these weekly. Our expertise and vast knowledge of bed bugs is priceless and our many reviews and reputation is testament to how effective our bed bug control treatments in London are.

Bed Bug Control Treatments London

Bed Bugs London will take you through room preparation step by step before any Bed bug control treatments are carried out as Room Preparation is a key part of bed bug control.

Upon contacting Bed bugs London you will discuss how long you have had the bed bugs, if you have any idea how you got them and other key points and also be taken through the bed bug control treatment process. Things such as how to deal with clothing, how the treatment is carried out and how long each treatment takes as well as cleaning after the treatment.

Bed bugs are easily spread so it is vitally important that you take care when preparing for a bed bug treatment not to spread them to other areas of the house on items you move. Again, bed bugs London will take you through all this before any bed bug control treatments are completed.

If you contact us today we can start the process of eradicating bed bugs from your home.

Bed bugs London have been providing bed bug control treatments in London for over a decade. We also operate in Essex and Kent and are available 7 days a week. If you are looking for bed bug control London then you are in the right place, reviews can be found by following the contact us link above and we can provide testimonials from various landlords, tenants and letting agents that we provide bed bug control London to weekly,

Thank you for reading and please do read the other posts about why do people get bed bugs, bed bugs eggs and bed bug advice.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Need Bed Bug Control London

Bed Bug Control London

Hi, welcome to Bed bugs London.

Do you need bed bug control London? If so, we are here to help. 

Wherever you live in London or Kent or Essex, we can provide you with bed bug removal treatments and support from start to finish. Our expert bed bug removal treatments will have your home free of bedbugs quickly and most importantly safely. 

If you need affordable London bed bug eradication you are going to not only need an expert bed bugs company but also the correct information on Room Preparation. Preparation is key to an effective treatment. 

We provide bed bug control London to homes, hotels and hostels and these services are available to tenants, landlords, housing associations and letting agents. 

Contact us today if you need bed bug control London or for advice and help. If you are suffering from an infestation of bed bugs it probably isn't as bad as you think it is and often easily eradicated if you deal with the issue fast. Do not try self help d.i.y bed bug treatments as these often make an infestation worse by spreading the bed bugs. Leave it to the professionals. 

Need bed bug control London

We have over 10 years experience of carrying out bed bug control London and this knowledge and having dealt with all levels of infestations is invaluable. When selecting a bed bug control company you should not only focus on cost but experience, reviews, how they are to communicate with and the support on offer from start to total bed bug eradication. To see our reviews follow the contact us link above,

So if you need bed bug control London get in touch today and have the treatment done right first time. We will treat all items in the infested area and our treatments are detailed and in depth, It takes as long as it take per visit to ensure that the bed bugs are removed. No rush jobs, no 15 minute treatments.

Please read the other posts on bed bugs London for more great information and advice on all things bed bugs. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Bed Bug Treatments in 2015

Bed Bug Treatments in 2015

So, Bed bug treatments in 2015, the latest post on the Bed Bugs London blog.
Bed Bugs London - Eggs
A Bed Bug, Eggs and Excrement.

What does this year have in store for me? I have started to see a little increase in calls already for bed bug treatments in 2015 and if last year is anything to go by it will a busy year and probably worse than 2014, as that was of 2013.

As the holiday season gets closer people are planning their holidays, family and friends are making arrangements to travel and visit each other and so bed bugs will once again start their never ending journey around the world!

So if you are one of those people planning a trip somewhere or even having people visit yourself then try to make sure you know the signs of bed bugs so to prevent picking them up. You can find good posts on the signs of bed bugs if your scroll through the blog, what to look for and what not. Also little tips like when you first enter your hotel, turn the heat up full. Bed bugs hate heat, if they are there and you leave the heat up for a while they will crawl.

Remember bed bugs can hold onto pretty much anything, take care with where you put your cases and personal items and check them before leaving, You can see from the picture above how small the eggs are so be thorough,

I should imagine most people reading this Bed Bugs London blog will be in contact with me for advice at some point or perhaps one of my bed bug treatments in 2015 if you are already here. I say to you, do not panic. In all my years of carrying out bed bug control in London I can tell you things are rarely as bad as they seem. Unless you have already tried various d.i.y bed bug treatments such as smoke you buy online, in which case you have probably already made the infestation worse by spreading it and making things that little more challenging for myself!

If you are reading this blog for the first time I will be posting more as the year goes by and I feel there are things that are important for people to know, like changes to how I like people to prepare their rooms for bed bug treatments, or some useful pictures or advice. 

Bed Bugs London

Bed Bugs London

Anything I write I do so to try and assist people whether I hear from you or not. I hope it helps. You may not agree with everything I write but it is what I see, do and have experienced in all my years in bed bug control. I am not a suit sitting behind a desk I am out there carrying out these treatments and coming across all levels of bed bug infestations in London in all property types and dealing with straight forward infestations as well as the most extreme types of infestations. 

If you do need further bed bug advice, or bed bug control in London then feel free to contact me.

Remember, preparation is everything but do not take infested items from one room to another. 

Do not take old items home that you find outside someones house, usually that is a sign of bedbugs.

Do not leave a bed bug issue any longer than needed, they can reproduce and overrun a property quickly.

Please do comment and share the Bed bugs London blog, I do like feedback and feel free to ask any questions if you need help. 

I am also on Twitter, if you follow I will follow back and help you if I can.

Thank you for reading Bed Bugs London.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Bed Bug Spray Treatment

Bed Bug Spray Treatment

Welcome to Bed Bugs London, an informative blog aimed at providing useful information on bed bugs, bed bug treatments and room preparation among other things.

This post, Bed Bug Spray Treatment is an insight into having bed bug control in your home by method of a spray treatment.

Done correctly a bed bug spray treatment can be the most effective method of bed bug control in London. There are alternative treatments, such as a bed bug heat treatment that is more common in America but this is more difficult in the UK due to how properties are set out in neighborhoods as opposed to in America where properties tend to me more stand alone homes. There is also cost, the cost of a heat treatment is very expensive.

An effective bed bug spray treatment will include treatment of beds, mattresses, furniture such as bedside units, wardrobes and the such like as well as sofas and floors and so on. With this method a good bed bug technician will request that all furniture be empty so that draws can be removed and sprayed as well as beds lifted and wardrobes pulled out and treated.

Bed bug spray Treatment of furniture

Do not confuse a bed bug spray treatment with bed bug spray you may buy from the internet. I never advise d.i.y treatments as they can actually make a bed bug infestation worse and plus the insecticide you are purchasing would be different from what a professional bed bug technician would use.  

After you have had a bed bug spray treatment there will be a period of time when you cannot re enter the treated rooms, typically for between 3-6 hours and then you will be advised of what cleaning is required.

Bed bugs can infest every area of a property, curtains, sofas, cracks and crevices, furniture, clothing, the back of pictures on a wall or books and personal items. The most important thing is to spend time preparing your property correctly. 

Throughout this blog, Bed Bugs London, you will find posts on many useful things from bed bug control London, room preparation and frequently asked bed bug questions.

Thank you for reading. Should you wish for more information on our bed bug control London, inspections or other services contact me.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Room Preparation

Room Preparation

Welcome to the Bed Bugs London blog. This post will have all the information needed to preapre your room for a bed bug treatment.

If you are about to have a bed bug treatment carried out, then this post, Room Preparation is a guidance for you.

The correct room preparation prior to a bed bug treatment is key to a successful treatment. Any bed bug control treatments being carried out requires certain things to be done beforehand.

Here I will take you through those stages. If for some reason there are certain parts you cannot do then do not worry, it can be worked around or contact me if you have any concerns or require further advice and I will assist further.

1. Room Preparation is Beds:

  • If your bed has draws in the base, please ensure these are empty. Anything in those draws is highly likely to have bed bugs activity on it. If you have any items of material in them, wash them at 60c or bag it then wash it when you can. Either way, the draws must be empty for the treatment.
  • Bedding removed, again, bagged to be washed or straight in the machine at 60c
  • Leave them bed and mattress in place, I will move as I need to.
  • Also, if you curtains overhang your bed they are likely to have bed bug activity in them. These need removing and washing too. Be careful, there may be eggs on them so in a bag before they leave the bedroom.

2. Room Preparation is Furniture:

  • Please have all furniture in the rooms empty. I like to treat all wardrobes, chest of draws, bedside tables. Leave no stone unturned as bed bugs can easily infest furniture. 
  • Clothing, bagged and to be washed at 60c or the highest heat and dried without ruining it. Bags can stay in the room, I can work around the bags. 
  • If you have books in bedside tables we will speak about these, bed bugs love books, dvd cases and things of that sort that they can squeeze into. 
  • Furniture should be moved away from the wall six inches. If this is an issue for you speak to me, it wont be a problem I can do it.
Room Preparation for bed bug treatments Room Preparation, bed bug control London

3. Room Preparation is Floors:

  • Please hoover the floor of the room and ensure that it is free of personal items. Empty Hoover after used in infested room.
4. Room Preparation is Toys/Teddies:

  • Any toys and teddies or kids items cannot be in the vicinity of any bed bug control treatment or insecticide that is to be used. They must be bagged up. Do not move items from the infested room to other rooms without thorough inspection first. 
5. Room Preparation is Electrics

  • Ensure all plug sockets are switched off and all small electrical items are removed, laptops, games. NOTE - Tvs and dvd, pc's, console players can stay in the room on top of their units, just cover them over. 
6. Room Preparation is Pets:

  • No pets can be in the treated areas. Dogs and cats, aquatic species must all be removed.

Before your bed bug treatment is carried out you will be informed of what is to be done but this rough guide will help you prepare the rooms. You will be informed of what cleaning is required at the time of the initial contact and at the time of the treatment. 

For more information contact me directly or if you would like to know more about our bed bug control in London why not take a read through some of the other posts of visit our website


07940 592 497

Friday, 27 June 2014

Bed Bug Control London

Bed Bug Control London

Welcome to the Bed bugs London blog and this post, Bed bug control London ams some more information on the excellent bed bug pest control services we provide across London to homes and hotels in keeping properties free of this nasty pests.

Hopefully this blog will be of use to you in learning about bed bugs, bed bug treatments in London we offer and other useful posts like room preparation before a bedbug treatment.

Do you require bed bug control London, UK?  Then let me tell you a little more about what you can expect from us and our bed bug treatments in London.

Bed bug control London
Our London bed bug services, such as inspections or Bed bug control London always start with a discussion. We like to see if it is clear as to how you got bed bugs and speak to you about your property and preparation.

Maybe you have been on holiday, travelling or maybe you have stayed in a hotel or even had people stay over at your home and now you have found bedbugs or have bed bug bites.

There are many ways you can end up with bed bugs into your home and if we can find the cause it is always helpful especially when looking for eggs. Perhaps you recently obtained a new item of furniture and that is the cause.

EPB Control would inspect all items in an infested area for bed bug eggs as standard but any information we can get at the start is always useful to help us eradicate bed bugs quickly from the home.

If you need 24 hour bed bug control London the first thing you have more than likely noticed is that there are many companies offering this service. We like to think that we are supportive, informative and leave no stone unturned when carrying out bed bug removal in homes. We provide advice from start until completion.

Our bed bug treatments in London are available to all parts of London. They are also available to homes, hostels and hotels.

Before any London bed bug treatment can be carried out there will be a certain amount of preparation you are required to carry out. Things such as clothing, furniture and the condition that the room if required to be in for us to carry out an effective bed bug treatment.

The time required to complete the treatment will vary on the size of the property. It is not a process we rush however. I have heard stories from clients that had used other people beforehand that tell me the technician was done in 10-15 minutes. That I can assure you is not the case. It takes as long as it takes to treat all areas and items correctly. 

Noticed the first signs of bed bugs? Require bed bug control London? Contact Bed Bug Control today!

Bed Bug Control London

  • Treatment of beds and mattresses. 
  • Furniture, wardrobes, chest of draws, bedside units.
  • Floors, cracks, crevices.
  • Inspection of all areas, curtains, shelves, pictures, cupboards in rooms.
Bed bug control London
Discreet Bed bug control London

Once a bedbug treatment has been carried out you will then need to stay out of the property for a certain amount of time. Upon returning there will be cleaning to do which will be explained to you and written on your report. 

Bed bug infestations often feel worse than they are and can cause stress and anxiety. We see all levels of bed bug infestations and if you act as soon as you notice signs of bed bugs then it can be prevented from becoming a heavy infestation by allowing them time in your home to breed. I would also advise against trying d.i.y treatments such a bed bug bombs or aerosols as these can actually make the issue worse.

If you would like more information then feel free to contact me directly regarding bedbugs.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the latest post from EPB Control - Bed Bugs London. This post, frequently asked questions, may answer some of the questions you have about bed bugs or help you understand bed bugs and treatments better.

As I have said in many previous posts understanding bed bugs and knowledge of bed bugs will not only assist in the control of them but help you ensure you know the signs to limit the risk of future bed bug infestations in your home.

Frequently asked questions, bed bugs London.
A female bed bug can lay up to 300 eggs in her life time in the right conditions.
Small, 1 mm, white and sticky, bed bug eggs can be difficult to spot to the untrained eye and can be one of the difficulties in eradicating bed bugs from your home due to the places these eggs can be laid and how far they will spread them.

Also people moving items from the bedroom that have eggs on them spreads the problem to other parts of the house which doesn't become apparent until they hatch.

Never move items from under the bed to another room. These items are high risk to contain bed bug eggs

Some more frequently asked questions:

  • Can you see bed bugs? Yes, in fact an adult bed bug is similar in size to an apple pip and easily seen.
  • Will steam kill bed bugs? Yes it will, but you would need to treat many items accurately to ensure all bugs are eliminated and steam can pose its own challenges and risks. 
  • Do bed bugs fly? No bedbugs do not fly.
  • Do bed bugs transmit any disease? No, but you could get an infection from scratching bedbug bites and breaking the skin as they do itch so apply cream.
  • Do bed bugs only live on the bed? No definitely not. Bed bugs can be found anywhere you spend a prolonged period of time, bed bugs, sofas, chairs. They can also be found down the side of carpets close to the bed, top of curtains, book shelves, rear of pictures, inside furniture, on items under the bed, tops of walls, rear of bedroom doors, in books and cases, boxes. Basically, anywhere in the room they could be found.
  • How long can bed bugs survive without feeding? Tricky one, and best answered up to a year. Bed bugs are cold blooded and in cooler conditions their metabolism will slow down enabling them to live longer. In room temperature, 3-5 months would be more realistic. 
  • Do bed bugs prefer dirty houses? No. This is a myth. People say it wont happen to me my house is clean. Bed bugs can be found in the cleanest homes or hotels, hostels. A bed bug does not care about the condition of a property.
  • Do bed bugs like heat? No they dislike heat. Bed bugs do not even like the heat of our bodies, only sticking around long enough for their feed then moving away once it gets to hot. This is why bedbugs bite in different places and you see tracks. Heat is also a good but expensive method of bed bug control and removal. Its a more common bed bug treatment in the U.S.A
  • How are bed bugs spread? Bed bugs are spread on items such as clothing, bags and luggage if you have stayed somewhere that has bed bugs or by someone visiting you that has bed bugs. Also, bed bug infested furniture being brought into a property, beds, sofas, pictures. Holiday and travelling. I have seen cases of people taking items home they found on the street and then becoming infested with bed bugs and even people buying items from internet auction sites that were infested therefore becoming infested themselves.
  • How much are bed bug treatments? That will depend on the bed bug company you use, the amount of bedrooms to be treated, the type of treatment among other things. Every company has it's own pricing and way it carries out bed bug control treatments. 
  • How do you prepare for a bed bug treatment? Again, a good bed bug control company will take you through preparation requirements in advance, but here is some information from myself on this subject - How to prepare for a bed bug treatment
  • Do I need to stay out of the house during the treatment? Depending on what treatment is done, what that companies procedure is, then possibly yes, you would not be able to re enter treated areas for between 3 - 6 hours at the advice of the pest control or bed bug control company. You will also be instructed on cleaning and what to do/not to do.
If you would like further information on bed bug control or you have other questions please do contact me. I am more than happy to answer any questions and give advice or point you in the right direction for any additional information you may need. 

Bed bugs can cause severe stress and anxiety. There is help available.

Darren Groves
Bed Bugs London blog
EPB Pest Control 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Dealing With Bed Bugs

Dealing With Bed Bugs

In this post on Bed Bugs London, we will talk about Dealing With Bed Bugs. I hope to get some feedback in the form of comments from people that have suffered with bed bugs in the UK or throughout the world. Having bed bugs in not a reflection on you or your home, they infest any type of property. 

Id like to hear about how you felt at finding you had bed bugs, at getting the information you needed, did you find it easy finding bed bug control in London, perhaps at experiences you had dealing with bed bug companies or from having a bed bug treatment or even some comments from other bed bug professionals giving advice to people who may be dealing with bed bugs. 

Having bed bugs can be extremely stressful for people. I have seen just how bad it can affect people. Much of this stems from the lack of public knowledge of bed bugs and peoples perceptions towards them. It can make people feel dirty, unhygienic or that it is a reflection on their home. None of those are the case.

There is also the lack of sleep, the worry and anxiety and also potentially trying to find the money to pay for bed bug treatments or even trying to find a company you feel are going to provide you with the service you need. Added to all that the stress of preparation, dealing with items that may be infested with bed bugs and it can quickly push people to the point when dealing with bed bugs feels like the worst situation they have ever experienced.

Dealing with bed bugs in your home.
What I really want to see is people given advice to others. Any tips that you can share with someone who is dealing with bed bugs, something you wish someone had told you, something maybe not to do, such as trying d.i.y treatments with fogging and aerosols? As I mentioned earlier the lack of public knowledge is a main factor in why bed bugs thrive, so, comment and share with others anything you think is worth knowing.  

Dealing with bed bugs need not be as stressful as you may think. With the right advice, the right bed bug treatment and the correct preparation of the infested areas then your home can soon be bed bug free again. The main thing I would advise is to do lots of research before you hire a company for bed bug removal, ask questions of them so you fully understand the process and the costs.

I have been providing bed bug control in London for many many years and over this time and having various discussions with clients the one thing that always struck me and is what people do not know about bed bugs. I have had people tell me they thought they were invisible, they fly, that they are due to cats and have also been told by people that once you have them you need to move house! Thankfully none of that is true but only goes to show the lack of knowledge about bed bugs and bed bug control.

Lets have your comments. Have you had bed bugs? How long until you were free of them? What advice can you give to others dealing with bed bugs?

If you have any bed bug pictures you can email them to me if you likes, maybe bed bug bites of bed bugs on walls or beds, always interesting to see different levels of infestations. 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bed Bugs Pictures UK

Bed Bugs Pictures UK

Welcome to my latest Bed Bugs London post, Bed Bugs Pictures UK.

Whatever the reason you are here, be it you are concerned you may have noticed the early signs of a bed bug infestation or you are simply here for some bed bug education, which is great if that is the case by the way, the aim is the same, to provide detailed, informative posts on things that I think you should know regarding bed bugs UK.

In this post, Bed Bugs Pictures UK, I am going to share with you pictures I have taken myself for educational purposes. I am a firm believer that better public education of bed bugs will lead to greater understanding of them and prevention leading to total elimination of bed bugs.

Unfortunately there is plenty of misinformation to be found regarding bed bugs and plenty of bad advice. In

Thursday, 8 May 2014

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

How to get rid of bed bugs

If you have been unfortunate enough to find yourself with bed bugs, you more than likely want to know how to get rid of bed bugs.

Although I would always advise that you seek the help of a professional bed bug technician who can inspect, advise and treat your home correctly, you may wish to try and control the problem yourself first. 

Firstly, having bed bugs isn't a reflection on personal hygiene or how clean your home is, so drop that thought if you have it. Understanding bed bugs is part of the key to successfully eliminating them. If this is

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

bed bugs treatment and advice EPB Pest Control

Bed bugs treatment & advice EPB Pest Control

bed bugs treatment advice EPB Pest ControlWelcome to our Bed Bugs London blog.

In this, EPB Pest Controls newest bedbugs post we are really just going to go over a few things that should be of use to if you have bedbugs or wish to just learn about them and to give you some information, facts or guidance, bed bugs treatment advice EPB Pest Control.

To quote Sun Tzu "To know your enemy, you must become your enemy" Okay, I don't expect you all to try and morph into a bedbug, but what I mean is by understanding bed bugs as much as you can will help you not only locate and eradicate the bedbugs from your home but go a long way to preventing you ever getting them again.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Bed Bug Removal London

Bed Bug Removal London

In this post by Bed Bugs London we will be talking about discreet bed bug removal in London and 24 hour bed bug treatments. I am going to cover what sort of service you can expect from EPB Control for bed bug removal London. This follows on from our previous post, Bed Bug Inspections - How To

A guide to helping people locate and identify bed bugs in the home if you think you have been bitten or have bedbugs which are in the early stages and hard to locate.

Now I am sure many of my regular visitors know that we provide more than just information and advice on bedbugs but for those that are new to the bed bugs London blog, yes, EPB Control also provide pest control and bed bug removal London, Essex and Kent and we do this 7 days a week to suit your needs.

If you do need a 24 hour bed bug treatment in London then please feel free to contact me for further information and to speak about treatments and costs to eradicate bed bugs from your home.

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Bed Bug Removal London

So if you are looking for bed bug removal London, read on, if you are only here for the informative side of things you may find this is not what you want to read but there are plenty of other great posts on the bed bugs London blog that cover just about every question you may have about bed bugs and bed bug treatments as well as how to prepare for a bed bug treatment in the home.

Bed Bug Removal London - EPB Control

EPB Pest Control are requested to carry out dozens of bed bug removal treatments in London per week, even more so over the warmer months when it is pretty much all day everyday. As the reviews will show on our website we are not only effective at this, but friendly, affordable and informative. We take our reputation very seriously and because of this our level of service is second to none.

Our 24 hour bed bug removal London services will always start with an inspection. I like to see the level of infestation, the areas infested, if a previous pest controller has been in and made a mess of things, maybe used an incorrect product and made the problem worse, or perhaps you were mislead by an internet seller and tried a D.I.Y treatment like a bed bug smoke bomb, the wrongly marketed miracle cure (if you believe everything you read). 

My point is, first, I need to ensure that the property is inspected to not only enable effective and safe treatment but to ensure the correct advice is given to you to ensure you understand the preparation needs. 

This is a vital component of an effective bed bug removal treatment in London. Many landlords request we carry out property inspections after they have a change of tenants to ensure their property is free of pests such as bedbugs, Fleas and so on.

Preparation for bedbug treatment

Prepare for a bed bug removal treatment will include things like, removing bedding, bagging it to be washed at 60c, possibly removing clothing from wardrobes, chest of draws, moving furniture away from the walls, NOT moving items between rooms, ensuring the room to be treated is tidy, removal of pets/ aquatic species, unplugging of electrical appliances, possible removal of curtains as it is common for bed bugs to nest in the top gathering of curtains that overhang a bed and there are other requirements.


It is not necessary to remove and replace furniture in your home but there are exceptions like when the condition of a particular item of furniture is extremely poor and in need or replacement or where you just cannot bear to keep it. Whatever the reason, IF you are determined to remove furniture you have an obligation to dispose of it correctly. This would include it being sealed/wrapped and labelled. Not left on the street for someone to come along and take it and then the bed bugs infest someone else's home.

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 Bed Bug Removal London - Treatment

The process of the bed bug treatment in London shall not be given away in to much detail here but you can contact me for more information on that via my Google + page or here EPB Control but what I will say is that you will not be able to re enter the rooms for 3 hours after treatment and you will also be given details concerning what to do when you do return in the form of a report and advice sheet. I don't like to discuss the use of insecticides to freely in a public environment such as this as I can say, and I sure many other bed bug technicians will agree, I have seen some awful attempts at bed bug eradication by amateurs and I do not want to encourage that. 

EPB Control will treat all areas of an infested property such as beds, bed frames, furniture, cracks and crevices, sofas and other key areas. Treatment times depend on the property size. Insecticides used will be discussed prior to the treatment giving information on them. The correct insecticides is another key element of a bed bug removal treatment. Any experienced London bed bug technician will agree, some can actually drive away bed bugs from the area spreading the problem. This make eradication more difficult.

Alternative Treatments

I would also like to point out there are other types of bed bug removal treatments available. Obviously cost will vary between them all. Alternatives such as heat treatments, non toxic and natural methods are also available. One thing I will say is that you should always do your homework on who you are going to employ for any treatment, ask questions, seek out reviews and ensure you fully understand what they plan to do in your home, are there any side effects from the treatment process, are there guarantees, what sort of experience does a company have, do they specialise in bed bugs. I'm sure you get my point. 

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