How to kill bed bugs
If you have bed bugs in your property, you’ll want to be rid of them as soon as possible. Once established, bed bug infestations can be hard to eradicate. Because they need to stay close a food source, they are found where people tend to rest and sleep – hence their name. The recent increase in bed bugs biting people in their homes at night is thought to be related to the rise in international travel – bed bugs can travel in luggage or clothing.
Not only do you have the emotional stress of getting rid of the pest but you also have to deal with the irritation their bites cause and the potential for secondary infection from scratching the bites. At Abate Pest Control, we understand how distressing bed bugs can be for both domestic and commercial customers and offer an effective control solution to get rid of these pests from your property.
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Learn about bed bugs
- Adult bed bugs are flat, oval shaped insects which are approximately 5mm long.
- They are reddish brown in colour becoming purple after feeding.
- Although wingless, their legs are so well developed they can crawl up most vertical surfaces.
- Usually transported in clothing, luggage, furniture and other harbourage their eggs are laid in cracks and crevices around the bed.
- Bed bugs feed on blood.
Good housekeeping is essential for preventing bed bugs.
Ensuring you wash your bed sheets regularly and vacuuming round your house regulary will help to control them.
Because if you are bringing in new second hand furniture like a sofa or mattress, then ensure you have thoroughly checked these for any evidence of bed bugs.
In all infestations an attempt should be made to determine the source of the infestation, so that proper control measures can be taken.
The inspection would highlight the extent of the infestation since the measures necessary for control would depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more localised.
Control measures would have to be thorough and directed at all the harbourages.
It is unwise to attempt to try and treat a bed bug infestation yourself.