Bristol Bed Bug Treatment That Really Works!
Bed Bugs (Cimex Lectularius) are small parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood. Bristol Bed Bug infestations have been steadily rising over the last decade and new cases are identified in Bristol on a daily basis. Attempting to eradicate Bed Bugs from your property without professional help is usually futile, and can end up costing you an absolute fortune spending money on products that are not fit for purpose.
We have been successfully identifying and eliminating Bed Bugs infestations in domestic and commercial property in Bristol, and the surrounding areas for over 22 years.
Do Bed Bugs Carry Disease?
Bed Bugs are not known to be vectors of any disease, that does not mean that having a Bed Bug infestation is not dangerous. The bites and resultant reaction that can be caused can be incredibly distressing and persistent scratching can lead to scarred pockmarked skin. Bed Bugs are bloodsucking parasites and In severe infestations, people have been known to become anaemic through loss of blood.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Adult bedbugs are flat and oval-shaped and are up to 5mm in length. Colour can vary but are usually dark red to brown. When first hatched, Bedbugs are minute and translucent, making them very difficult to notice. Bedbugs get larger as they progress through 5 nymphal stages before reaching maturity as adults. The severity of bites and reactions to these bites increase as the Bedbug matures through its developmental stages.
How Do I Know If I have Bed Bugs?
- Seeing a live bed bug in the bed, mattress, head board or on furniture around the bed
- Small white eggs in the cracks and crevices of furniture
- Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases
- Small blood spots on your bedding, mattress or bed slats (faecal spotting) blood deposited as faecal matter after the bed bug has fed
- Waking up with bites that you did not have before going to sleep the previous night
- On occasion of high Bed Bug activity-a musty, almost marzipan type smell (secreted from the Bed Bugs scent glands)
Should I Try And Treat Bed Bugs Myself?
Although there are Bed Bug treatments that you can buy over the counter, these seldom work. These products usually have very little residual activity and are not very strong. They can produce a quick knock down of insects that they come in contact with but are very limited in controlling problems in the long-term. Most products do not give you adequate advice on when and where to treat your property for the maximum affect. Treating a Bedbug infestation in the wrong way can lead to worsening the problem instead of helping to resolve it.
Bed Bug treatment is always best left to the professionals.
See what other people have said about our bed bug treatments:
My partner and I had been experiencing bites since we came home from a holiday abroad. We had seen a couple of small brown bugs on our mattress but had no idea what these were. We called Adam from Advance Pest Control Bristol and he came to see us the same day. He identified the insects as Bed Bugs and explained we probably brought them back in our luggage. Adam carried out a course of 2 insecticidal treatments of our bedroom and thankfully we are now 100% Bed Bug free!Mrs R Peterson