Pest Control

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Bedbug Control

What to look for?

Bed bugs are very small but visible to the naked eye, with adults measuring up to 7mm in length. These insects lay dormant for most of the day but become active to feed which usually occurs at night. When unfed, they are pale yellow or brownish in colour, but after a full blood meal, they take a darker uniform ‘mahogany’ brown colour. Identifying recent signs of bed bugs include:

Specks of blood Cluster of eggs Husk shells
Live bed bugs Faecal spotting Bug bites

If you spot any of the signs, contact a professional pest solutions service as soon as possible.


Where do they hide?

Without stating the obvious, they are most found in and around beds. But it’s the soft furnishing material that they are most attracted to, so chairssofascushionsrugs, and carpets are also hot spots for bed bug infestations.

Hospitality businesses and transportation are at the highest risk of bed bug infestations, due to the volume of traffic coming in and out on a daily basis. Hotels and B&B’s are in particular.


Identifying Bed Bugs


Eliminate Bed Bugs in 3 Simple Steps

Bedbug numbers in the UK have dramatically increased in recent years and with the rise of mobile apps people can report sightings of bedbugs at hotels they visit to forewarn other travellers and travel advice website frequently identify hotels with bedbug issues. It is therefore essential that if you are responsible for a hotel or other rental property that you have a treatment and prevention plan in place to deal with bedbugs – your reputation depends upon it. Nurture Pest Control can provide detailed confidential advice and training for you and your team.

1. Survey

Contact our pest control teams at the first sight of infestion. Our trained and qualified technicians will:

  • Conduct a full inspection of the affected areas.
  • Investigate other potential hotspot locations.
  • Provide you with a cost-effective solution tailored to your situation.

2. Treatment and Control Measures

  • Heat Treatment of rooms and the furniture within to a temperature of at least 54°C – destroying eggs, nymphs, and adults.
  • Use of super-heated steam.
  • Residual Insecticidal Treatment (using an Insect Growth Regulator).
  • Use of diatomaceous earth where appropriate.
  • Use of bed bug detection swabs to check surrounding rooms.
  • Trained Sniffer Dogs

3. Aftercare

Bed bugs infestations can be detrimental to any business, so provide the best possible result for our customers.

  • We are confident in our abilities, giving you reassurance and peace of mind.
  • Detailed advice and guidance on how to reduce the risk of future bed bug reinfestations.
  • Recommendations for training your staff.

Bedbug Removal Procedures

Bedbug treatment procedures have been created based on advice from leading experts and our in-house technical team. Our treatment regime utilises a range of the most effective insecticides combined with products that make the cracks and crevices favoured by these insects inhospitable. We continually review the products we use to ensure that they are the safest and most effective available. 

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