Pest Control in London & Essex

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Bedbugs Control


Public Awareness

Throughout the UK the scale of Bedbug infestations has become a serious problem (particularly in cities and towns densely populated or may peak for tourism and travel). Their presence is extremely cryptic and manage to stow themselves away on a number of objects mainly being bedding furniture, luggage holdalls and even the clothing of unsuspecting hosts. Although they are not known for spreading disease they are most certainly capable of contaminating anything in the surroundings they occupy and the interchangeable blood consumption of hosts can be considered as unsanitary. Besides a residential premises, hotels, hostels, bedsits and others offering accommodation can become rapidly overran by an infestation which is why professionals like ourselves should be contacted as soon as signs or even suspicion becomes apparent.
Steel Guard Pest Control are experts in Property Inspection, Bedbug Control, Pesticide Treatments, Prevention Methods & Techniques whilst providing knowledgeable advise with recommendations to prevent a reoccurring infestation. We aim to effectively resolve infestations as swiftly and efficiently as possible (which can depend on the circumstances of an infestation).

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Personal Preventative Measures

How to get rid of bedbugs!

The prevention of bedbugs prior an infestation is near impossible giving the fact their behaviour is of a cryptic nature meaning the realisation of an infestation could be well past the early stages, though there are a number of preventative measures that can be carried out by occupants to prevent or reduce their activity if not get rid of them before or whilst bedbug treatment is in progress which are listed below:

  • Whilst abroad Searching Through Your Personal Belongings/Luggage every so often looking for signs or physical sightings of contamination enables you to prevent an infestation after returning home.
  • Upon returning from a vacation, it is recommended that a Hot Wash or Steam Clean to your Clothing be carried out at 60˚C - 90˚C (read clothing label instructions if in doubt). It is also advised to carry out a thorough inspection of suitcases/luggage holdalls upon return and if suspicion is aroused have a professional carry out a further inspection for some form of confirmation.
  • If you have guests coming to stay at your premises from abroad or a homeland city, you may want to Consider Hoovering before, during and after their visit each time discretely checking the contents of the containment section making sure your premises is free of an infestation and yet again contacting a professional if you believe there is.
  • Placing a form of Sticky Surfaced Paper (facing-up) floor level around bedding furniture or using sellotape on suspected areas of the bed frame may help to confirm if not reduce an existing infestation.

And last but not least, the best course of action to take would be to contact Steel Guard Pest Control for a survey and preventative programme to be carried out!

Facts of a Bedbugs Life