Bedbug Eradication Services in Glasgow
For bedbug control in Glasgow and the surrounding areas, get in touch with a member of our team today. We have successfully eliminated this growing problem, with the best forms of bedbug extermination treatments and practices. We acknowledge that an infestation of this nature can be quite distressing to deal with. We promise to handle all of the hard work for you so that you can get back to enjoying your home.
These insects are usually around 5mm in length and are reddish-brown in colour. They are feeding off primarily the blood of humans, although it isn’t uncommon for these parasites to attack animals. Bedbugs transport themselves by crawling throughout our homes. As they cannot fly, they typically will be distributed from one location to another through clothing, pieces of furniture and other small objects.
Bedbug Removal FAQ
The easiest way to successfully eliminate a bedbug infestation is by identifying the problem early. You can do this by keeping a close eye out for the common signs and traces of these insects. This will also educate you on how to prevent a future infestation from establishing and spreading throughout your home. Unfortunately, due to the micro size of these creatures, the traces and signs can be quite tricky to spot. It is generally not easy to distinguish a bedbug bite, as they tend to resemble other insect bites and skin conditions. One of the most recognizable indicators of a bedbug infestation is the brown or red-ish staining on bed sheets, mattresses and clothing. This staining happens as a result of the insects being crushed during sleep. You might also notice dark stains which happen to be Bedbug excrement, along with 1mm eggshells and yellow-ish skins that the insect sheds as they grow.
There is also a chance that you might identify live, active insects. However, they are so small that they generally go unnoticed. If you happen to find bedbugs within your home, you should contact a member of our team immediately.
Many people believe that bedbugs are only present in homes that are untidy and filthy; this, however, is untrue. What disproves this theory is that Bedbugs are not attracted to dirt or decay and can live in any environment where their food source is present. Most cases that we deal with are as a result of people returning home after spending some time away, either on holiday or for business matters. Bedbugs will attempt to hide away in cracks and crevices for most of the day, coming out at night usually before dawn to feed on the blood of their hosts. Ideal hiding places tend to be close to where their hosts sleep, generally within around two-meter proximity, hence why they are commonly found in the bedroom and living room.
Any household is at risk of being invaded by bedbugs, although we always advise maintaining a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping to aid in bedbug control.
While these insects are not known to transmit diseases, due to the nature of their feeding, they can cause severe irritation and skin problems in some of their victims. This results in a lack of energy, sleep deprivation and in some cases, iron deficiencies. The bites are often found running in linear directions across the body and can rise to hard, whitish lumps. Everyone will react differently to a bedbug bite; however, individuals commonly report itchiness and swelling. While these pests are currently not known to carry any diseases, they do pose a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Links have been made between the pests and mental disorders such as anxiety, insomnia and systemic reactions.
When to call a professional?
We always advise that you contact a member of our team as soon as you think that you may be a victim of a bed bug problem. While smaller infestations can be quite tricky to identify, they are easier to treat when compared to a larger established one. Reporting the issue early on prevents further spreading and a higher success rate for eradicating the problem. After contacting one of our expert pest controllers, we will examine and monitor your home carefully for traces of bedbugs. We will construct a treatment plan based on your circumstances and carry out effective methods to control the issue and remove the pests accordingly.
Never attempt to exterminate bedbugs yourself with over the counter pesticides. These products contain harsh toxins and dangerous chemicals that if not used properly, could result in long term physical illnesses along with costly damage to your property. Some of these products are also harmful to pets and other household animals, so you must gain the assistance of a professional expert who is trained in using these treatments.
Following our initial visit, we will re-visit your home to determine whether the removal process has been successful. Once our team is satisfied that your problem has been resolved, we will advise you on how you can prevent a future infestation occurring. We will inform you of the best possible methods of prevention and what to look for if you think that the problem may return. We understand that an infestation of any kind can be quite distressing to our customers. Therefore, we aim to resolve any issues quickly and in a discreet manner to minimize further upset.