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Bed Bugs:

Bed Bug Information

The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has long been a pest – feeding on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts. The environmental protection agencies and all governmental health departments consider bed bugs a public health pest problem. However, unlike most public health pests, bed bugs are not known to transmit or spread disease.

They can, however, cause other public health problems, so it’s important to pay close attention to preventing and controlling bed bugs.

Experts believe the recent increase in bed bugs in the United Kingdom may be due to more travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices.

The good news is that there are ways to control bed bugs. Getting good, solid information is the first step in both prevention and control. While there is no chemical quick fix, there are effective strategies to control bed bugs involving both non-chemical and chemical methods.

What are bed bugs?

Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small, crawling parasitic insects. All bedbug species feed on warm blooded animals. Cimex lectularius is the bedbug that feeds on blood from humans, resulting in painful bed bug bites. The adult bedbugs are small (usually 4-5mm long), flat oval in shape and reddish-brown in colour. They stay close to a food source, so are found in areas where people tend to rest and sleep, hence the name bed bug.
Image of a Bedbug (Cimex lectularius )| Rentokil Pest Control UK

They are becoming an increasing problem in this country and around the world. The current resurgence in bedbugs may well be related to the increase in international travel, with bedbugs traveling in peoples luggage or clothing and what seems to be a possible increase in the bedbugs resistance to certain pesticides. There is also a general lack of awareness of what signs to look for with bedbugs.

Bedbugs spread easily and are complicated to treat resulting in a rapid growth in the number of outbreaks around the world.

Where do they live?

Any place with a high turnover of people spending the night, i.e:hostels, hotels near airports, and resorts—are most at risk. But the list continues… apartments, buses, cabins, churches, community centers, cruise ships, dormitories, dressing rooms, health clubs, homes, hospitals, jets, laundromats, motels, motor homes, moving vans, nursing homes, office buildings, resorts, restaurants, schools, subways, theaters, trains, used furniture outlets…. Bed bugs don’t prefer locations based on sanitation or people’s hygiene. If there’s blood, they’re happy.

Bed bugs and their relatives occur worldwide. They became relatively scarce during the latter part of the 20th century, but their populations have resurged in recent years, particularly throughout most parts of the United Kingdom, in particular the north west of England including Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.

What about in your home? Most stay near where people sleep, hiding near the bed, a couch (sofa)or armchair (if that’s where you snooze)—even cribs and playpens. Their flat bodies allow them to hide in cracks and crevices around the room and in furniture joints. Hiding sites include mattress seams, bed frames, nearby furniture, or baseboards. Clutter offers more places to hide and makes it harder to get rid of them. Bed bugs can be found alone but more often congregate in groups. They’re not social insects, though, and don’t build nests.

How infestations spread through a home or within an apartment building differs from case to case. Inspect all adjacent rooms. Bed bugs travel easily along pipes and wires and the insides of walls can harbor them.

Before treating, you need to confirm that you have bed bugs. The only way to do that is to find a bug and get it identified.

Look in the most likely places first. We tell you how. If you find one, freeze it for identification or put it in a sealed jar with a 1 tsp. of rubbing alcohol. Then stop looking—you don’t want to disrupt the bugs—and call a professional.

Can I get them treated?

Yes, treatment can also be carried out professionally by Pest Control technicians, contact us and an appointment can be made. Please note charges may apply.

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We do not use sign written vehicles and will be discreet at all times when dealing with your pest problem. All pest control work is guaranteed, Treatments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays. We will also advise on any pest proofing issues and how to avoid pest problems in the future. We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose! We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose!

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People and companies think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets with a poor percentage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money. Identify Bed Bugs & Pest Control provides an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.

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Manchester Pest covers Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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