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Heat Treat Bed Bugs

Heat Treat Bed Bugs

Latin Name
Cimex Lectularius L.

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal.

Behavior, Diet & Habits
Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep. Found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases.

Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, they can live for more than 300 days.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
There are many possible signs of bed bug activity. The first would be seeing the bugs. Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed. A second sign would be case skins. As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence. After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide. They eventually defecate in these areas, which appears as black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces. Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.

More Information
Bed Bugs are a rising problem in the UK and Destrodent Pest Control Ltd fight this problem on a daily basis. We have treated for Bed Bugs in many places including Houses, Flats, Hotels, Hostels, Care Homes, Restaurants and Pubs.

Each Bed Bug infestation is unique and needs to be dealt with via a partnership between ourselves and our customer. Because of this we're always looking for new and innovative ways to improve services to our clients so we've taken a huge leap and purchased the latest state of the art heat treating equipment all the way from Germany. This equipment will enable us to eradicate bed bugs, moths, fleas (and many more bugs) in one treatment.

We offer the best Technical advice via our time served Bed Bug treatment technicians so if you think you may have a bed bug infestation please call us and we will be happy to give you free advice on how to check for the infestation.

How to Treat Bed Bugs
Destrodent Pest Control technicians use a 4 part treatment (harvest, heat, spray and dust).
This method is proven and is the only way to kill the eggs.

Our new kit acts like a giant convector oven, allowing rugs, curtains mattresses, beds, bedding, clothing and soft furnishings to be placed inside the treatment area. We use a computer which automatically operates and regulates the precise amount of heat required. Before we start the heat treatment, an insecticidal spray is thoroughly applied to the walls and floors to help prevent a reinfestation.

Why Use a Heat Treatment
• 100% Eradication in one visit
• The use of heat with conventional techniques eradicates insects in one visit
• No need to dispose of your furniture or personal belongings
• The only way to kill eggs, larvae, pupae and adults
• Reduced health and safety risks.
• No shutdown or exclusion of staff required which saves time
• Once treated the area is usable the same day
• Our bed bug treatment includes harvesting, dust, spray, heat and a follow up inspection at 10 weeks.


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