Bedbugs are small insects that are most commonly found harbouring inside mattresses, bedding and furniture. These tiny creatures survive by feeding off of the blood of humans and animals. It is essential that as soon as you detect a bed bug within your home, you contact a professional exterminator. Catching the problem early results in a better outcome compared to targeting an established infestation. Our team carry out the best quality Bed Bug Removal in Edinburgh, and today we are sharing with you, our top tips on how to eliminate and prevent you from having to share your home with Bed Bugs.
Are Bed Bugs dangerous?
While the initial bite from a Bed Bug is usually painless and goes unnoticed, the consequences affect each person differently. Side effects range from as little as minor irritation around the area where the bite is present, to a severe allergic reaction. While these bites are not generally considered to be dangerous, in some cases multiple bites will require medical attention. Bed Bugs are considered more of a nuisance, rather than a deadly threat and they are not known to transmit any diseases or serious health problems. That being said, you still don’t want to share your home with them.
Can Bed Bugs go away on their own?
Unfortunately, thinking the problem away is not going to stop the infestation in its tracks. Bed bugs will not simply disappear by themselves. You have to take consistent action to eradicate the pests from your property. If left untreated, a bed bug invasion can become quite established, making it more challenging to treat. Proper steps should be taken to remove the bugs from your home. If not done so, the infestation could start all over again.
How to remove Bed Bugs?
The best way to remove a bed bug invasion is through the assistance of a licenced pest controller. The eradication of these insects requires the use of strong chemicals and insecticide treatments, which can take up to 2-3 treatments. It is unlikely that a single application will solve the entire bed bug problem. Your professional pest controller will advise you on the different techniques, insecticides and methods that can be carried out within your home to remove the bed bugs.
Preventing a Re-infestation
The most important step following any extermination is prevention. You can reduce the risk and prevent a bed bug infestation from re-occurring by taking the following precautions:
- Regularly washing bedding and curtains
- Wash and dry all clothing and fabrics, including cushion covers and rugs on the highest heat settings whenever possible.
- Vacuum your bed and surrounding areas frequently, at least once a day, especially if you have pets.
- Repair property damages such as cracked walls and doors to prevent bed bugs from gaining entry. Peeling wallpaper is a common area for bed bugs to thrive, so stick down any damaged areas.
- De-clutter as much as possible. Remember, if there is room for dust to gather, then there is room for bed bugs to fester.