Bed Bug Control Liverpool

Bed Bug Control Services in Liverpool

Bed bugs are unique pests with their own set of troubles. Here, we’ll discuss their biology, detection methods, control, and prevention. This discussion aims to make you understand bed bugs better. 

You will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones from these little monsters when you know how to detect them. Pest Control Liverpool offers bed bugs treatment and control services. Feel free to ring us on this number, 0151 541 6856, if you have bed bugs issues.

All About Bedbugs

Bed bugs are usually between 4mm to 5mm in length. They don’t have wings. Their colours are mahogany brown, but they turn purple after a blood meal. Their body structure favours their feeding style of piercing and sucking. They can walk and cling to their host. Their antennae are prominent, and feeding tubes are well developed for piercing their host’s skin.

Bed bugs feed by forcing their feeding tubes into a bare patch of their host’s skin. They then inject their anticoagulant saliva into their host to prevent their blood from clotting before they can take their meal. 

They are found in beds, furniture, wardrobes, and lounge areas. They’re nocturnal, and this makes it easy for them to feed as their hosts are sleeping when the biting is being done. You won’t easily find them around. They’re very great hiders and thus difficult to detect. 

They stay invisible by hiding in cracks, under carpets, in bed headboards, wardrobes, and armrests. They are found behind picture frames and any other habitable areas. These animals lay their eggs on surfaces to aid smooth transfer to other areas. Not being able to fly, their favorite mode of transport is hitchhiking. This means they can stick on people and move around with them or in bags, purses, and suitcases. 

Their breeding is relatively slow when compared with the breeding speed of other pests. A female bed bug lays only one egg in a day, and this can take another ten days to hatch. Then the hatched bug will not develop into an adult until another four to six weeks.  

Note that these pests are generally nocturnal, but sometimes, they can show up during the day to get a blood meal. If they get hungry, that is. They can attack anywhere from on the couch, to the sofa, to the bed, and so on. Also, they’d prefer to hike on your suitcases and backpacks than on your body because they’re not exactly fans of heat. They like their weather cool.

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How do bed bugs come into the house?

These tiny vampires mostly get in by taking those hitchhikes we talked about. Bedbugs can ride back with you when you have lodged into an infested hotel. 

They can find their way into your backpacks and follow you all the way back to your home, even if it’s in another state. They can survive many months without feeding and so, don’t have to come out to feed until it’s safe to.

Taking second-hand furniture into your home is another way by which bedbugs can enter a house. You run a risk of transferring pests when you buy furniture that has been used. When moving from one home to another, carrying furniture with bed bugs into a new house can cause an infestation.

Bed Bugs thrive in dirty environments. But even the cleanest houses can get bed bugs if only one is allowed to come in.

Bed Bugs Detection

Detecting that you have bed bugs can be the most horrifying thing. But the earlier you find them, the better. There are a number of signs that you can use to find out if you have an infestation on your hands.

  • The bugs themselves

Have you seen one bed bug or two in your house? Then don’t underestimate the truth that there could be thousands of them living in your home. In other words, you’re paying rent on behalf of thousands of bed bugs. You shouldn’t! Call for help immediately.

  • Their droppings

Bed bugs droppings appear as tightly bunched black dots. You can find these on clothes, surfaces, bedsheets and so on. This is an essential sign of infestation.

  • Their eggs

Their eggs are white in color and oval in shape. Check crevices and cracks to see if you’ll find anything that fits that description. If you do, you have to take immediate action.

  • Bite signs

Have you been bitten? Bed bug bites cause irritating rash and itchiness. If you notice these on your skin, you must get suspicious and hunt down what’s after you.

  • Traps

If you want to be even surer about their presence in your home, set a trap for them. Use sticky tapes (double-sided) around your bed. They’ll have to pass over the tapes to get to you, but you know what, they won’t! The tape will hold them down and trap them. 

  • Tracks

Are you noticing trails and smears around surfaces in your home? You may have a bed bug problem.

  • Blood spots

If you often find blood spots on your nightwear, bedsheets, and other clothes, some little vampires are most likely in your abode.

  • Holes in mattresses

This is a sign you can watch out for even when you visit hotels and guest houses. Holes in mattresses are a sign that you’re not sleeping alone.

One or more of these signs point to the presence of bed bugs, and if this is your situation right now, it’s time to get some bed bugs control experts to help you out.

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What are the Dangers of Having Bed bugs?

Certain dangers come with being bitten by bed bugs. Although they’re not known to transmit any disease to humans, bed bugs are a bunch of blood-sucking pests that can gross the life out of you. Here are a few dangers of living with them.

  • Infection of a bite wound

Because the bite of bed bugs can be very itchy, it’s usually hard to resist scratching and causing more severe wounds. The wound can get infected and cause bigger problems.

  • Irritating itch and discomfort

Their bites are less than convenient. You’ll irresistibly scratch all over and feel irritated all day long.

  • Listlessness

Bed bugs bites have been found to cause listlessness and forgetfulness.

  • Allergic reactions 

People with very sensitive skin can produce varying allergic reactions to bed bug bites.

Bed Bugs Control Services and Treatment

There are a few steps necessary in the treatment and control of bed bugs. However, these are best done by experts on the subject. Bed bugs are evasive, and only thorough actions can truly take them out when they have taken over a place. Here are the steps that we follow to control bed bug infestation.

  • Inspection

First, we carry out a thorough inspection of your property to determine the severity of the infestation. This will help us decide which treatment methods are best and how much it’ll cost you. We explain.everything to you clearly and let you know what you need to do to prepare for the treatment date. We always keep our prices transparent here as it’s important to us that you’re satisfied with our services.

  • Dual Insecticide Treatment

Once we have established the severity and agreed on treatment methods, we’ll fix the time. You’ll be required to leave your property for some hours, but you can return after three to four hours. Also, your pets must be taken with you to prevent any harm from coming to them. We’ll administer this treatment once and return for the next stage in a few days.

  • Repeat Treatment

The repeated treatment is often done twice within two weeks to clear out the infestation completely. The purpose is also to check and make sure there are no returning bed bugs.

  • Preventive Follow up 

Finally, we’ll give you a detailed report on the situation we had to treat and let you know how to prevent a similar future occurrence. We’ll always stay in touch to ensure that all is well.

Bed Bugs Control Cost

The cost of controlling bed bugs varies and depends on some factors.

  • The size of the property

The size of the area you need to treat is going to determine your final costs. Whether it’s a small room or a large building, the size of your property is essential.

  • The extent of the infestation

How bad is the infestation? That is also a factor we’re going to consider.

The kind of treatment you require

The sort of treatment you’ll require, whether chemical or heat treatment, will also determine your costs.

Other things that determine how much you’ll spend are emergency calls or weekend call outs. Those may attract a small additional fee.

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Bed Bugs FAQs

We know you have many questions about bed bugs. We’ve answered some of them below.

Why are bed bugs more in some areas than others?

Bed bugs can breed more conveniently in some places than in others because of the inability to pay for the required control services. It’s a myth that bed bugs prefer dirty areas to clean ones. They can thrive in both but do better where there’s a denser population. Because you know, that means more food for them.

Are bed bugs a health threat?

Bed bugs aren’t known to spread any diseases to humans, but their bites can cause severe irritation and itchiness. They can also cause allergic reactions that vary from mild to severe.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment is usually completed within two weeks. This includes a thorough inspection and dual insecticide treatment.

How do I detect bed bugs?

Bedbugs are easily detected by their droppings. Holes in mattresses are also a sign of bed bugs. Bloodstains, smears, bites on your skin, and eggs are signs. To be even surer, you can look for the bed bugs themselves, either they’re alive or dead.

Who is at risk of getting bed bugs?

Anyone can get bed bugs, and it doesn’t matter how high your level of hygiene is. When you travel to an infected area, you risk taking them back home with you. Bed bugs don’t have a preference for which host they choose, as long as there’s blood to supply them.

How do I prevent bed bugs?

Prevention of bed bugs is possible. Ensure that you don’t bring in secondhand furniture into your home. If you must, check to ensure it doesn’t have bed bugs. Also, wash your clothes when you return from a trip that required your sleeping in a bed that isn’t yours.

How do I treat a bed bug bite?

Bed bugs’ bite can be very itchy. Resist the urge to scratch. If the bite wound seems infected, see a doctor or pharmacist. You must do the same if the bite results in an allergy.

Are bed bugs only in beds?

Nope! They’re also found in couches, wardrobes, clothes, backpacks, purses, and so on. They can stay anywhere, as long as it’s coop and cozy.

Why are bed bugs more common in summer?

In summer, bed bugs are more common due to an increase in people’s travels. Travelling often means a higher risk of returning with bed bugs and infecting your home.

How do bed bugs travel from one place to another?

Their major means of transportation is hitchhiking. They can take a ride on your belongings and follow you from one place to another one.

How can I prevent bed bugs as a traveller?

If you travel a lot, you can prevent bedbugs by ensuring you lodge in a hotel without bugs. Also, instead of placing your bags or suitcases on the floor, wrap them in protective plastic bags and let them stay on the shelf while you’re there. You should also wash the clothes that you returned with.

Phone Us Today

If you have bed bugs, there’s no need to be distressed. We’re at your service 24/7. Whether it’s a mild or severe infestation, we’ll round up those little vampires and return your home to you. Pest Control Liverpool is ever ready to assist you through it all.

Ready to book our services? Call our bed bugs control company on 

0151 541 6856

 

You deserve to live in peace, and we’re going to make sure of that! Phone us today. Protect yourself and your loved ones from irritating mornings once and for all.

Contact Us:

Pest Control Liverpool Services
Lisburn Lane,
Clubmoor

L13 9DE

t: 0151 541 6856
e: info@pestcontrolliverpool.org.uk