Bed bugs are everyone’s worst nightmare! These tiny insects are almost too small to be seen by the human eye, but they can cause major issues.
Bed bugs feed on human blood, so they can cause severe skin irritation and discomfort. They spread easily and can be incredibly difficult to get rid of once they make your house their home.
For businesses, particularly those in the hospitality industry, bed bugs can ruin your reputation.
If a customer finds evidence of a bed bug infestation at your hotel, holiday home or restaurant, this could irreparably damage your reputation and lead to investigations by your local authority’s health department.
Thankfully, Pest In Peace is here to help. Our qualified technicians have extensive experience eradicating bed bugs from homes and businesses throughout Cheshire.
We can remove bed bugs from even the smallest of hiding places and get rid of your pest problem for good.
Common Sources Of Bed Bugs
While you might think that bed bug infestations only occur in dirty homes, the fact is they’re attracted to sources of food and warmth, not dirt or dust.
Since they enjoy warm, comfortable spaces, bed bugs often live and lay their eggs in fabrics and soft furnishings, including mattresses, clothing, and even carpets, skirting boards or behind loose wallpaper.
So, if you stay in a hotel or home with bed bugs, you might find they transfer from the beds there onto your clothing. These pests can then reproduce and quickly spread throughout each room in your home. You can also get them from buying secondhand furniture or even sitting on infected public transport seats.
Because bed bugs have well-developed legs, they can crawl up most vertical surfaces, including table legs and cupboards. As such, they can easily navigate your home and spread to other members of your family. They may also infect visitors by crawling into their clothing.
Although humans are the preferred host for bed bugs, they will feed on any warm-blooded animal, so they can attach themselves to pets and other animals in rare cases. Usually, pets tend to bring in fleas, which look similar to bed bugs, but are oval-shaped with long front legs.
Bed bugs, on the other hand, are round and flat, although both insects can be difficult to see with the naked eye.
Signs Of Bed Bugs
As mentioned, bed bugs are incredibly small, so they can be difficult to spot. Also, bed bugs hide in soft furniture and other small crevices, meaning they can be hard to see without looking for them. Common signs of bed bugs include:
- Bed Bug Bites: One of the most common signs of a bed bug infestation is itchy skin and small, round, red bite marks on your skin.
- Blood On Your Mattress: Bed bugs like to burrow into mattresses, so if you see blood spots or dark faecal matter on your bedding, then this could be a sign of bed bugs.
- Bed Bug Eggs: Bed bugs lay small, white eggs that look like 1mm long grains of rice, which can be found on furniture or fabrics.
- An Odd Smell: Bed bugs often cause a sweet smell, similar to coriander, which is highly unpleasant.
- Live Bed Bugs: Adult bed bugs are only around 4-5mm in length when fully grown, but you might see these small, reddish-brown insects, and this is a definitive sign that you have a bed bug problem.
If you spot any of these signs of bed bugs, then you need to work with an experienced team like Pest In Peace. Call 07980 597423 today to learn more about our pest control services.
Get Professional Bed Bug Removal Cheshire
While there are plenty of DIY bed bug control products on the market, these solutions don’t always work and, in some cases, can make the infestation worse by allowing the bed bugs to spread even further throughout your home.
If you don’t use these products correctly, then you might leave residual insecticide on your property, which can be toxic to adults, children and pets. That’s why it pays to work with a dedicated pest control company like Pest In Peace to control bed bugs.
As RSPH level 2 certified pest controllers, we can use insecticide products that aren’t available to the public, which will kill bed bugs quickly and efficiently. Our team knows how to use these products correctly to completely eradicate the bugs from your entire property.
If you notice signs of a bed bug infestation at your home, then you need to act quickly. Bed bug infestations can be difficult to get rid of and require expert treatment.
Pest In Peace covers the entire Cheshire area, including Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Stockport, Prestbury and more.
To book your bed bug removal today, contact us, and a member of our team will visit as soon as possible to treat the issue.