We know how to get rid of Bed Bugs and our Bed Bug Control methods have been proven to be very effective.
Bed Bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. They are easily moved from room to room on infested objects. Bed Bugs cannot easily climb metal or polished surfaces and cannot fly or jump.
Adult Bed bugs can be as long as 10 mm. They have an oval, broad, flat body and a short, broad head. Adult bedbugs are brown, but darken to a blood red colour after feeding. Young bedbugs are shaped like adults, but are smaller (1.5 mm long) and lighter in colour. They also darken after feeding.
Bedbug eggs are white, about one millimetre long, and are almost impossible to see on most surfaces. The female bedbug lays at least 200 eggs in her lifetime, at a rate of about two to four each day. The eggs have a sticky coating and are laid in cracks and crevices, behind woodwork and other hidden locations. They usually hatch in 6 to 17 days.
How they feed and live
Bedbugs come out at night to feed, attracted by the carbon dioxide we exhale. They will feed on both people and pets. Bedbug bites may not be noticed right away because bedbugs typically feed at night when people are asleep.
Bedbugs prefer locations where they can hide easily and feed regularly, like sleeping areas. Their flattened bodies allow bedbugs to hide in extremely small locations: under wallpaper, behind picture frames, in electrical outlets, inside box springs, in mattress pads, and in night tables.
Newly hatched bedbugs feed as soon as the food is available. Bedbugs can live for several weeks to up to 4-6 months with regular feeding. Older bedbugs can go even longer without feeding.
Adults usually live for around 10 months, but can live for a year or more in a home where the environment is good for reproduction (with temperatures ranging between 21°C and 28°C).
In order to successfully eliminate bed bugs from your home, we will do the following.
Inspect your premises and confirm bed bug infestation
Provide a course of treatment ensuring that bed bugs at all stages of growth are dealt with. Heat is required to destroy bed bug eggs and the use of chemicals alone will not achieve this.
Inform you which furniture items are affected and how to remedy the problems of furniture infestations ie. beds can be covered in a mattress encasement, eliminating the cost of replacing beds.
Provide you with a preparation sheet as to what needs to be done in the home before treatment.
Carry the prescribed treatment
Communicate post-treatment Follow up visits to ensure the elimination of bed bugs and to ensure that you are satisfied with our service.