100% bedbug eradication guaranteed
PinPoint Environmental provide bed bug control and removal services in a range of locations in London. It's important to hire an expert and experienced exterminator to deal with bed bugs, as they are difficult to get rid of and can quickly spread to other areas of your home. Our team of exterminators are highly trained and will work diligently to rid your home of bed bugs. We also offer a range of preventative treatments to keep bed bugs from returning in the future.
What are bed bugs
Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are often found in bedding, furniture, and other areas where people sleep or rest. Bed bugs are not dangerous, but they can cause a great deal of discomfort and can be difficult to get rid of.
Bedbugs are becoming a widespread issue for households and businesses throughout the U.K. These bugs move around easily by hitching a ride on luggage, furniture and clothing and often end up in people’s homes.
Bed Bugs have an oval body, and are flattened and brown in colour. Adult bed bugs are approximately 4-5mm in length, and nymphs (younger bedbugs) are around 2-3mm. Bedbugs can live for several months without feeding and can go without a blood meal for longer periods if the temperature is cooler.
Due to their small bodies, bed bugs can squeeze into tiny spaces such as bed frames, mattress seams and headboards, making them difficult to spot and treat. Bed bugs are most active at night when they come out to feed on their sleeping human hosts.
Do bed bugs bite?
Yes, bed bugs do bite however they are not dangerous, and their bites are not known to transmit any diseases. Bed bug bites can cause a great deal of itchiness and irritation, and can sometimes lead to secondary infections if they are scratched excessively as well as a range of skin problems.
Bed Bugs generally feed at night when people are asleep. They pierce the skin with their long beak and withdraw blood through a tube-like structure. Bed bugs usually feed for 3-5 minutes before returning to their hiding place. A single bed bug can consume up to 7 times its own weight in blood, which can cause problems for people who are allergic to their saliva. Bed bugs can cause a great deal of itchiness and irritation, and can sometimes lead to secondary infections if they are scratched excessively.
Signs of bed bug bites
If you are noticing bites on your skin and you think they may be from bed bugs, there are a few things you can do to confirm whether or not you have an infestation. Look for small, dark spots on your bed sheets or mattress that may be bed bug excrement. Check the seams and zippers of your mattress, as well as the areas around your bed frame and headboard, for any signs of the bugs themselves.
If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, it is important to call a pest control professional right away. Bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of, and can quickly spread to other areas of your home if not treated properly.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs can come from a variety of places, including furniture, clothing, luggage and bedding. They often enter people's homes through these items and can be difficult to get rid of. Not only is it relatively easy for bed bugs to infect a home, but they breed extremely quickly, too.
After mating, females lay small, white eggs that are about the size of a pinhead. These eggs hatch into nymphs, which mature into adults in just a few weeks. A single bed bug can lay up to 500 eggs in its lifetime, so an infestation can grow very quickly if left untreated.
How to prevent bed bugs
The best way to prevent bed bugs is to be vigilant when travelling and to inspect your belongings carefully when you return home. If you think you may have picked up bed bugs while travelling, it is important to wash all of your clothing in hot water and dry them on high heat. You should also vacuum your luggage and any other items that you brought with you on your trip.
How to get rid of bed bugs
We use a combination of steam and insecticides to provide 100% bedbug eradication. We can also utilise trained bedbug detection dogs to inspect premises and identify even the smallest level of bedbug activity.
Get in touch for more information on how we can help and to arrange a free survey.