Successful bed bug control involves knowledge about the insect’s biology & behaviour, following all the best practices, as well as other key factors associated with an infestation.
Our Team have eradicated bed bugs on a daily basis for many years now, having gathered profound knowledge in the different patterns of their activity.
From experience we know that there are too many case scenarios when it comes to an infestation, although there are some patterns about bed bugs’ behaviour that do not change. Using these patterns and our experience with this pest, we will try to answer some of the most common questions. If you are reading online and still cannot find the information you need, we will answer pretty much any question through the contact forms.
Here are some of the most interesting and frequently asked questions, answered by our most experienced and knowledgeable bed bug technicians.
They cannot hide inside the mattress, unless it has holes or it is torn.
They can travel at 4ft per minute and could potentially crawl everywhere. Bed bugs prefer to settle close to their next feed, which is where you will be sleeping or resting.
All gaps between floorboards, allowing bed bugs to go underneath the floor, or cracks along the skirting should be sealed, ideally.
Our technician will closely monitor the property during the treatment process.
The pre treat risk assessment will aim to identify any items that could be susceptible to heat. Once these are removed it is completely safe.
They like cracks and crevices in wood where they can harbour ready for their next feed. They also like paper and cardboard boxes, as well as other natural insulation materials.
Thats why library books can harbour bed bugs!
Potentially but most likely not. Even though we often introduce bed bugs this way, in nearly all of those cases they crawl out of the luggage or the piece of clothing.
To survive they need to feed.
Most likely not. They do not tend to nest in our clothes and they cannot go through the fabrics of clothes or bedding, for example.
Most probably both have been bitten, but one may not react to the bites. About 20% off all people do not have a single reaction to bed bug bites.
In case that you react to the bites, 3 weeks with no bites after the initial 2 weeks period waiting time after the treatment is a very good indication that the bed bugs are completely exterminated.
Best solution is constant monitoring and bed bug interceptors/traps under the bed’s legs, or sticky tape all along the base of the bed if it does not have legs, as well as a professional inspection 5-6 weeks after the treatment.
Better Still let Milo our Bed Bug Canine detective check for you.
Our Heat treatments take 6 to 10 hours to ensure that we can achieve a minimum total heat soak of 3 hours above 50 Degrees C.
The property size will be matched by the heaters and equipment that we use.