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.
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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