Bed Bugs Trafford, Manchester and Cheshire.

April 30, 2013 sarah Uncategorized

One of the most detested and misunderstood pests known to civilisation is the bed bug (Cimex lectularius). How many of us fell asleep to sleep at night as children with the words of our guardians in our ears “sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”?

Bed Bugs most probably started to predate on human beings at around the period when we moved into caves, the bat bugs Cimex pilosellus and C pipistrella mainly fed on bats and it is a fair chance that bat feeding species of bed bus evolved to feed on man when our forebears started living} in bat infested caves.

Up to the production of DDT in the early 20th century bed bugs were common stowaways in most slum quality homes.

The later part of the 20th century saw pest controllers called out to very few bed bug infestations indeed, their presence being largely restricted to cheap holiday camps and student accomadation etc.

Many people confuse dust mites, which cannot be seen by the unaided eye, with bed bugs which most certainly.

Adult bedbugs are reddish brown, about a few milemetres in size and swollen after dining on human blood.

Bed bugs usually feed on human blood every week or so, appearing in the hours before dawn and homing in on their target by detecting the exhaled CO2 from human breath and when nearby their target, body heat.

Lacking a suitable human meal to dine on they can remain dormant for periods of up to 18 months.

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Often the first sign of a bed bug problem are spots of blood on bedding and on the corners of mattresses and a lot of people can react badly to the bites of these bugs.

The early part of the 21st century has seen bed bug numbers multiplying everywhere on the planet, the easy availability of overseas and economic migration have both been given as reasons for the resurgence.

What is known is that that are now making a real fightback not only in poor quality housing but high class hotels, schools and even hospitals.

One London borough reported a doubling of bed bugs problems every year from 1995 to 2001.

One night away in an infested premises is all it requires, they hitch a ride in your suitcases or bags. Stretford Pest control companies are also now reporting cases of transport related bed bug infestations on tubes and buses so a simple trip to work on an infested tube or train can be enough to bring bed bugs to your own home.

They are an expensive pest to eradicate as contrary to popular belief they do not just live in beds. They live in any nook and cranny suitably close to a sleeping person, beds, electrical sockets, televisions, bed side telephones etc and dealing with them is both tricky and time consuming. They have even been revealed found living under the toe-nails of infirm people and in the creases of flesh on flabby people.

They are not a pest that can be eradicated by an amateur and a pest control professional will almost certainly be needed.

Telephone us on 0800 019 8382

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