The Bed Bug with their piercing and sucking mouthparts are common throughout the UK and abundant in the south of the England. Although one tends to associate Bed Bug infestations with dirt and squalor nothing could be further from the truth with clean well run establishments and homes suffering as well as the more likely premises.
The Pest Company offers a quick and discreet service to deal with your bed bugs problem in Leatherhead and the surrounding areas.
Hotels and hostels are often at risk as it is thought a proportion of Bed Bugs are brought into the country by travellers. This can lead to a serious loss of business and comfort to customers.
Bed Bugs do not live on the host but in the vicinity of the host lurking in all sorts of hiding places, all parts of the bed, headboard, mattress, buttons, behind peeling wallpaper, cracks and crevices, light fittings, electrical sockets, folds and creases in clothes, carpets and floor joints. As a rule of thumb, if you can slide a piece of paper into a crack then a Bed Bug can get in.
Bed Bugs only feed at night on mammalian blood which includes the blood of humans, dogs, cats and rodents. When hungry they search for their prey detecting body heat attracted to an area of carbon dioxide and thus commonly attack the head, neck and shoulders of a victim. They will also feed on the legs or feet if exposed from beneath the bedclothes. Bites are normally in small clusters. Feeding usually takes around 10 minutes. They can eat up to 7 times their body weight in blood in one meal but can go without a feed for prolonged periods. Adults are highly resistant to starvation and can survive up to a year without feeding. In normal circumstances they will feed every 2 – 7 days.
Bed bugs are difficult to eradicate completely so at the first sign of a bed bug infestation in Leatherhead area you should contact The Pest Company on 0808 155 2770.