Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation? Contact your local Prokill expert, call us on 0800 328 9354
Keep your home free of bed bugs and irritating bites with our professional treatment. Getting rid of bed bugs is easy when you contact the experts in local residential. Prokill technicians are experts in treating hotels and other business sectors for bed bugs, we are the first people to call to control and prevent a bed bugs, book your FREE pest control audit.
To ensure you are dealing with your problem with bed bugs quickly and effectively we recommend you contact us as soon as possible, we will guarantee that you receive the following service to deal with your bed bug problem and eradicate the issue.
The common bedbug (Cimex lectularius) is the best adapted to human environments. It is now found throughout the world and lives off the blood of humans. Adult bedbugs are a reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless. A common misconception is that they are not visible to the naked eye. Adults grow to 4-5 mm in length and do not move quickly enough to escape your notice. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in colour and continue to become browner and moult as they reach maturity. Bedbugs are generally active only at dawn, with a peak feeding period about an hour before sunrise. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes.
Low infestations may be difficult to detect, and it is not unusual for the victim not to even realise they have bedbugs early on. Patterns of bites in a row or a cluster are typical as they may be disturbed while feeding. Bites may be found in a variety of places on the body.
In most observed cases a small, hard, swollen, white welt may develop at the site of each bedbug bite. This is often surrounded by a slightly raised red bump and is usually accompanied by severe itching that lasts for several hours to days. Later, however, the welts subside but tend not to disappear like those from mosquitos, and persist for up to several weeks. This usually depends on the person’s skin type, environment and the species of bug.
Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!
The only effective programme of control for these insects is a thorough one. Bed bugs can and will infest adjoining bedrooms and floors below and above as the infestation grows or if a host is not available in the immediate vicinity. In ensuring control is obtained a thorough survey is recommended by a competent pest control company and an Integrated pest management programme put in place. An initial intensive treatment is required followed by at least three follow up treatments to ensure that the infestation is eradicated, anything less may fail to bring this pest under control. The only professional way that a bed bug infestation can be assessed and the cost is through a thorough site survey.
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