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Bed bug control in Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor
What are bed bugs I thought these had died out years ago?
Entomologists think that bed bugs originally evolved from an insect that lived on bats: bat bugs. Its thought that when our early ancestors shared caves with these bugs they adapted to feed on humans. The earliest recorded evidence of a bed bug infestation comes from an archaeological site in Egypt which dates back to 1300BC, the hot dry climate air dried the remains of bed bugs found in sleeping chambers.
Bed bugs are usually nocturnal insects that feed on fresh circulating human blood and they share our beds and bedrooms throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor.
The females store male sperm for weeks, meaning that a lone adult female can laying five egg's each week will soon kickstart another infestation.
Bed bugs are insect hitchhikers' and get transported from overseas in luggage and within the folds of clothing, they can also get picked up from upholstery on public transport.
Bed bugs first appear in literature in England back in the 14th Century having arrived from Europe; the name "bug" may have originated from the celtic word for bogey.
Bed bugs can survive for up to 12 months without feeding and prefer human blood to pets.
Bed bugs infesting a building may mean that its classified as being verminous under the Public Health Act 1936 and subject to Local Authority action.
Bed bugs are extremely slim when unfed so, as a rule if you can slide a piece of paper into a crack; then a bed bug can access this harbourage.
Signs of a bed bug infestation are peppery like flecks left on the sheets or mattress which is bed bug scat.
Rows of bites will be on the upper arms and shoulders; the juncture where the skin meets the sheets. Bed bugs line up and feed 'like pigs in a trough'.
Bed bug bites cause severe irritation which results in loss of sleep, a lack of energy and general listlessness.
To see if you have a bed bug infestation, look for blood spots along mattress seams and under mattress buttons, look in gaps like around the headboard for adults and more blood spots, which give off a lingering distinctive almond-like smell.
Recommended pre-treatment for bed bugs before professional control.
What do I need to do before the technician comes to treat the property?
Bed bugs can be difficult to treat and some preparation must be done prior to the technicians arrival to allow for the professional treatment to work correctly.
All bedding and curtains must be removed and hot washed at 60*C for 30 minutes.
Thoroughly vacuum the affected areas, disposing of the dust bag immediately outside of the building as bedbug nymphs and eggs will be present. No bag? Ensure that you wash any plastic dust containers with hot water and disinfectant.
Empty drawers and cupboards and re-introduce only when those items have been washed at 60*C or tumble dried for at least 30 minutes.
Some items can be placed in bags and put into the freezer to achieve the same effect as the hot wash to a temperature of -17*C for at least two hours.
Bed bug eradication for Maidenhead
Guaranteed treatments from Maidenhead Pest Control
Maidenhead Pest Control provides a free telephone consultation if you think you have a bed bug infestation and we will advise you on the best course of treatment. We use innovative treatments using the latest chemicals as well as heat to insure all bed bugs infestations are dealt with, giving you peace of mind and a sound nights sleep. All our technicians are trained and certified to provide the best quality pest control solution for you.
Heat treatment for bed bugs - chemical free and guaranteed
What does the heat treatment entail and is it better than a chemical treatment?
We also offer heat treatment for bed bugs in Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor where we bring electric warm air heaters into your home and raise the internal temperature to around 60*C. This temperature is fatal all bed bugs: eggs, nymphs and adults which will die above 45*C; we need the additional heat to penetrate into soft furnishings. We can avoid the use of chemicals and as long as you follow our guidelines regarding what property is removed, no damage will occur and the heat treatment is guaranteed to achieve success.