Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite…..
Who has heard that before and never really given it that much thought? Well, Plymouth bedbugs are an unpleasant business and unfortunately a reality for many homes across the city.
The most obvious sign that you have bedbugs in your Plymouth home are bites. Bedbugs are parasites and feed at night, sucking on the blood of exposed skin. You can actually see them if you shine a torch into the crevices and cracks around your bed or mattress. As they only like wood and fabric it is a good idea to check around the head of your mattress.
Other obvious signs include tiny black spots on the mattress, this is dried bedbug poo. If you squash a bug that has recently eaten then you will see blood. The room may also have a musty smell.
While bedbugs are tricky to treat yourself a professional will be able to confirm if you have a problem and treat it accordingly using a number of methods. Once treated you should wash bedding etc. at 60 degrees and consider new pillows, quilt etc.
Plymouth bedbugs are not attracted to dirt but they do like places to hide so it is best to keep clutter to a minimum in your bedroom. Keep the room clean and tidy and wash bedding regularly at 60 degrees. Vacuuming the bed and the cracks and crevices around will also help. If you do think you have bedbugs then call in the professionals. At Falcon, we are experienced in all types of Plymouth pest control and we will be able to advise you as to whether you have an infestation and treat it accordingly. We can also offer advice on how to keep the problem at bay.
If you think you have bedbugs or indeed any other pest problem, do not hesitate to contact us.