If you think you have Bed Bugs in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham or Rye call us today on 01424 559494.
Bed Bugs are small and elusive insects. They tend to come out at night, and will feed on any living creature. How can you protect your living environment? With our skills and knowledge, you can take preventative measures and avoid them altogether. If you have an existing problem already, please call us for treatment.
The bed bug eradication service uses a mixture of chemical and non-chemical treatments. However, for this to work properly, you must follow our instructions. If you fail to complete these tasks, then our treatment may fail.
If you think you have bedbugs
If you think you have bed bugs, getting them treated quickly is essential. We have put together a 5 step plan of what we recommend you do:
1- Look for the bugs, or the signs of them. Look on mattresses for either the tell-tale red dots that is bed bug pooh, or the bugs themselves. If you lift a corner of the mattress, you may see them running away. Look around bed side cabinets, plug outlets and cracks in the wall. Are there many small red dots?
2- Take a picture or video of them. Try and get it as clear as you can, to make identification easier.
3- If you’re in our service area, send the images / videos to us. We can then look at them, and confirm if they are bed bugs. If they aren’t, we can offer you help and advice as to what they are.
The best way to send the pictures and videos is via WhatsApp. You can see all our details on the Contact Us page.
4- We can book you in for a survey visit, so we can see the extent of the infestation. We will then provide help and advice, before then booking in the treatment visits. Typically, we can do the first visit with 48 hours, and start the treatment a day or two after. We have this delay between survey and treatment as there are things that we need you to do in the property, before we treat.
5- Follow our advice through to the end, and you’ll be in a better position to eliminate the bugs.
Identifying Bed Bugs
If you have noticed what you think might be bed bugs, below is some information to help determine if in fact you do have a bed bug issue.
Hidden in crevices during the day, bed bugs typically emerge at night, to feed on human blood. Bed bugs don’t have to live in beds. They can travel up to 100 feet for their meal.
You may find bed bugs in beds and surrounding areas like headboards and bed side tables. Female bed bugs may lay 1-5 eggs every day. You will find eggs in clusters, stuck to the surface by a clear sticky substance in cracks and crevices. As they grow, they require blood feedings and will usually feed every 5 to 10 days.
Bed bugs are primarily attracted to:
- Body Warmth
- Carbon Dioxide from your breath
- Human beings and animals
Bed bugs can be identified by seeing the bug itself, seeing its eggs, or blood spots and pepper like faecal matter on bedsheets.
Bed bugs can move from room to room in a property. They can do this themselves, and also be carried by people.