Tuesday, 17 May 2016
eradicating bed bugs
Welcome to the Bed Bugs London blog and eradicating bed bugs is no easy task. Not for professionals and certainly not by d.i.y methods you may try.
A female bed bug can lay upto 300 eggs in the right conditions. 300 eggs. Small, about 1mm in size and white. Now imagine those spread out across a wall or up a curtain or even in cracks and crevices. Bedbugs are survivors.
If you have had bedbugs for a long period of time you are likely to have a bad infestation. This is going to require several visits and a lot of preparation. Like most things in life, you will get what you pay for. Please bare this in mind when booking a treatment. If I had a pound for every treatment I do that I am told they have already paid someone to do it and they still have bedbugs id not be writing this blog but sitting by a pool somewhere. If the price sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
Eradicating bed bugs is going to require treatment of not only the beds but areas around the beds. Bedbugs will climb curtains, get in personal items under or close to the bed, will get inside furniture, down the side or carpets, the back of picture frames, I could go on. This is why many d.i.y methods fail. Simply putting a bed bug smoke treatment in the middle of the room and walking out is only going to spread the bed bugs away from the room and make the infestation worse.
Another post on the Bed Bugs London blog, Room Preparation will assist you and together with some good advice if the room is prepared in the right way that is a good start. Be under no illusions, the preparation can be tough, especially if you have a family with children and have a families worth of stuff to move and wash. Do it right first time however and only have to do it once.
At EPB Pest Control we carry out several treatments a week and eradicating bed bugs is something we do well. If you would like further information on eradicating bed bugs from us then get in touch.
If you are attempting to do it yourself. Think twice and consider the money you will spend on products only to probably have to employ someone after anyway. Eradicating bed bugs is best left to the professionals.