How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
In this video, Graham Selleck from Sabre Environmental Pest Control Services talks about removing bed bugs and pest control.
Hello, my name is Graham Selleck. I'm the proprietor of Sabre Environmental Pest Control Services. We are pest controllers based in Watford.
We are there for all your pest control needs. People have heard the old rhyme, "Night night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite". Bed bugs were very common in England and Great Britain in general, back in the 1920's and 1930's when this rhyme came about.
What does it mean? Well. "Good night, sleep tight". What does that mean? People used to go to sleep wrapped in clothing to avoid being bitten by bed bugs.
That was how bad the problem was. And now, in the 21st century, we have a resurgence of bed bugs. They've made a big comeback on every continent in the world, except for Antarctica.
What is the reason for it? One reason may be the major of DDT insecticides, increase in air travel, large scale immigration and migration, and multiple occupancy housing. Bed bugs feed on human blood. They may crawl up to 50 meters to find a human host to feed on.
Most occurrences of bed bugs happen through travel. People traveling places, bed bugs are getting into their luggage, they bring them home, and you have an infestation in your property. Female bed bugs will lay between 3-5 eggs per day, and so you quickly cause large problems in your property.
Bed bugs are probably the hardest insects to treat, by an amateur, but we'll have a go until we can help you with the problem. Do you have bed bugs? How do you know? You need our trusty friend, torch. We examine minutely the bed for bed bugs themselves, eggs, shed skins, bed bugs grow by shedding their skin, and also blood spotting.
When the bed bugs excrete surplus amounts of blood from its body after it's fed, it'll hide in a dark trap. So we found you have bed bugs, how do we treat it? First thing to do is minutely examine and remove every bed bug that we find. Second thing to do is to vacuum clean thoroughly the bedroom, we need to dismantle, examine the bedside furniture, the head bulb needs to come down from the wall if it's fixed, and check behind.
We spray with residual spray, anywhere we believe the bed bugs may be hiding; any nook, crevice, is treated with residual spray.