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Bed Bugs Removal

There are several ways to identify a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are around 6mm in size and reddish-brown in colour, and often hide in cracks and crevices. You might also find clusters of white eggs about 1mm long cemented in these hidden places. Bed bugs are easier to spot when they have fed, as they swell in size and turn bright red or purple. They commonly smell like rotten raspberries, if you recognize this scent. Their presence may be given away by spots of blood and faecal matter or finding exoskeletons (empty bed bug shells) on your bedding, clothes, or carpet.

The bites of other insects are sometimes mistaken for bed bug bites. Some people may not have a reaction to bed bug bites at all. If anyone experiences a bite in conjunction with any of the signs above, it’s time to call in Premier Pest Control. Check areas such as bed frames, the mattress, and any creases and folds in fabrics or furniture to confirm the infestation. Clutter and infrequent cleaning make it easier for them to hide. Poor hygiene can make bed bug control significantly harder, even though it is not the reason why bed bugs appear in the first place.

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Why bed bugs are a problem

Bed bugs in Liverpool can be a cause of pain, discomfort, and irritation for many people. The city is located in one of the regions with the most insect complaints in the country. Bed bugs reproduce quickly and can travel in clothing or luggage. This means that bed bug infestations can spread very easily. As soon as you realize there is a possibility of an infestation, you should contact Premier Pest Control to carry out professional bed bug control.

These small insects are a real pest in the home. Bed bugs are parasites which feed on human blood. They will nest in areas known as harbourages close to their source of food – which is you! Therefore, they are commonly found in or near beds and couches, even sometimes in wallpaper or electrical sockets. They can be difficult to spot and even more difficult to remove completely, especially if you are only using common over-the-counter products.

Health Risks from Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are definitely pests, but in general, they are not particularly dangerous. Bed bugs do not spread blood-borne pathogens the way mosquitos and ticks do. However, when they suck blood through the skin, bed bugs can cause skin irritation and itchiness. Bites can cause a rash or raised red bumps on the skin. In very rare cases, they could cause a severe allergic reaction. If a person goes into anaphylactic shock as a result of a bed bug bite, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Bed bugs feed at night, and the itchiness can often keep victims awake. This can lead to insomnia and more serious symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and irritability. Sleep deprivation can also weaken your immune system. This is not ideal, as scratching bed bug bites can introduce germs into the wound and cause an infection. Social isolation is another unpleasant side effect. People will not want to be around you if you have bed bugs. The only solution is bed bug control and extermination.

Bed Bug Control Methods

The first step in the process of bed bug control is to remove soft furnishings for cleaning. Put these and any affected items of clothing into a sealed bag to transport them. Bed bugs can’t survive high temperatures, so washing or steaming them should kill them. Make sure the room which requires treatment is free of clutter. If beds are damaged or bed bugs are actually living inside the mattress, these should ideally be destroyed by burning them.

Otherwise, after removing all other people from the area, Premier Pest Control will implement our bed bug treatment. We will use an appropriate insecticidal spray containing a juvenile hormone regulator. We will apply this spray to the mattresses and beds, especially where there are seams, buttons, and crevices. Then we will apply a general insecticide to the entire carpet. All surrounding areas which could harbour infestation should also be treated.

Bed Bug Control Guidelines

Bed Bug FAQ’s

Bed bugs are very small insects that can commonly be found on bedding or furniture. They are often able to enter your home without detection, meaning you may not know they’re there until you are bitten.

Bed bugs feed off blood and female bed bugs are capable of laying hundreds of eggs across their short lifespan.

Bed bugs will typically leave a bite mark after they have fed. These bites will most likely appear on the face, neck, arms or legs.

Bed bug bites are not dangerous to humans but may cause itchiness and skin irritation. Those dealing with a bed bug infestation may also suffer the effects of a lack of sleep. Bed bugs feed at night, putting you at risk of irritability or insomnia.

Although these consequences are minor, the possibility of an allergic reaction requires that bed bug infestations be handled immediately.

The first sign of a bed bug infestation is bite marks. Often confused with mosquito bites, bed bugs will leave swollen areas of skin that may materialise across the body.

Once you suspect you have bed bugs, it’s crucial to examine your bedroom. This includes your bed sheets, mattress cover and pillow case. Bed bugs often hide in areas where light cannot reach them, meaning they could live within the seams of your mattress.

Bed bugs can range in colour, from white, tan, brown, or bright red when they have just finished feeding. At a range of 5mm long, they may be difficult to spot individually.

In this case, look for a cluster of eggs. They resemble poppy seeds and, if spotted, are a certain indicator of bed bug infestation.

Yes, bed bugs will feed on common household pets as well as humans. Similar to ticks or fleas, they are capable of living in your pet’s fur, bedding or toys.

If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation and have pets in the home, check for bites on their body. Bed bugs do not carry diseases like mosquitos, but are still capable of causing discomfort for your animal.

If you suspect you’re suffering from a bed bug infestation, please contact us via email at, or give us a call on 0151 426 1604.

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