Maidenhead Pest Control - professional bed bug control in Wokingham
Maidenhead Pest Control for professional control of bed bugs. We use a combination of steam and chemicals to eradicate these bloodsucking insects
Effective bed bug treatments from a local company
We see a rise in demand for bed bug treatments following the summer break; people have travelled from Wokingham to all corners of the earth and its no wonder that some pick up an unexpected souvenir on the way. When we see egg cases and bed bug nymphs we know that this is a growing and active infestation.
Bed bugs lay their eggs near the harbourage site and these are small white objects that will found in clumps, when the eggs hatch we will see the baby bed bugs or nymphs.
The nymphs will have five growth stages called 'instars' and as they grow through the stages they discard their old outer shell called a moult, as they age the bed bugs slowly darken from a pale almost white colour to a mahogany brown shade similar to an apple pip.
Bed bug control in Wokingham using heat
The most effective way to kill any insect is to take its past its thermal death point or the highest temperature that they can survive, we are lucky that insects aren't good as regulating body temperature and we can exterminate bed bugs at temperatures of 45 degrees centigrade and up.
We use a high temperature device that emits steam at 180 degrees centigrade; this kills the bed bugs instantly but it won't find them in their hiding place. So we search for the bed bugs, taking beds apart and treating any cracks and crevices with the steam.
To ensure that we have a wider coverage we then follow up the steam treatment with a chemical spray using bespoke pesticides that have a long residual life to mop up any bed bugs that have been hiding.
Maidenhead Pest Control for bed bug extermination the tell tale signs to look out for:
Bed bugs are insects that will congregate together somewhere like in a bolt socket in a wooden frame bed - as this picture shows.
In these cracks and crevices the insects mate and female bed bugs will lay their eggs and you may see egg cases which are smooth oblong shapes and a milky white in colour.
Another sign of a congregation are the feaces: bed bugs only want the protein part of the blood so they excrete the water or liquid part and you can see this as lots of black spots staining wood, cloth and sometimes wallpaper.
There is also a smell associated with bed bugs and this is likened to a rotting fruit mixed with a musty smell a bit like a damp towel.
As infestations grow in numbers you will eventually see the insects either at night if you turn a light on or first thing in the morning. Bed bugs are a dark brown almost mahogany colour and oval in shape, they are very quick runners and disappear instantly.
Bed bugs will feed every three to four days leaving you with itchy red lumps; its easy to confuse these with mosquito bites however they will often appear in lines. Where the skin is available bed bugs will stop and feed in a line across the junction of clothing and skin - neck, shoulders and arms are usually bitten.
Total bed bug control in Wokingham from Maidenhead Pest Control
Call Maidenhead Pest Control for a professional solution to your bed bug problem.
Maidenhead Pest Control provides a free telephone consultation if you think you have bed bugs - don't leave it as things will quickly get worse, over the counter chemicals are not as effective as our professional ones and a purely chemical approach may fail.
To let us solve your pest problem, call us today on 01628 30 20 48.