How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Bed bugs are a difficult pest to get rid of. Although we have heard of cases where people have got rid of them on their own, without professional help, it certainly isn’t easy or quick.

Our recommendation is to have a professional treatment to eradicate your bed bug problem. There are a number of treatments available and and these are listed further below.

What to look for when choosing a bed bug treatment suitable for you:
*What needs to be done before the treatment. Preparations such as emptying draws and wardrobes, hoovering, de cluttering.

*How long you will need to leave the property for. Does it fit in to your time schedule?

*Knowledge of bed bugs.

*The price. Make sure you can afford it and that the treatment does everything you feel you want it to.

*A guarantee. Having a guarantee weather it be 3,6 or 12 months will provide peace of mind that if you do have a large infestation, a lot of eggs or a reoccurring problem, that the pest controller you use will come back to either solve the problem or locate the source.

*How often the treatments will be done. This is dependent on your feelings before you book the treatment in and how hectic your life style is. Would it be more ideal for you to have one spray with a long life chemical or 2-3 sprays in 6 week time frame with a shorter life chemical?

Types of treatment

-Chemical sprays:
Pros: Long lasting, effective when sprayed in the right places, convenient and cost effective.
Cons: Can take a while to kill all bugs as bed bug eggs take up to 18 days to hatch.

-Heat treatment:
Pros: Fast killing, very effective when teamed with a barrier spray.
Cons: Expensive and treatments can take between 6-24 hours

-Steaming:
Pros: Can target specific areas of high infestation, fast knock down.
Cons: Can push bugs further into the building as the air around the steamer gets cooler.

-Freezing:
Pros: Good for individual items that can be put on the freezer.
Cons: Cannot freeze whole rooms.

If you do have a possible bed bug infestation please do contact us for free and friendly advice.