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We will identify bed bug infestations, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

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Bed bug control London

Pestcure ltd are experts in bed bug control and offer various bed bug treatment plans such as chemical sprays, heat treatment & steam. As British pest control association members and Chas Gold Certified, you can be confident that you are employing a competent pest control company . We are proud to be part of Check a trade & are regularly awarded 5* Feedback scores on google and other platforms. Whether you opt for a heat treatment or a course of bed bug sprays, we will get rid of your bed bug problem. Bed bug extermination can be very difficult to achieve if done incorrectly; leave it to the pest control professionals as we've got London covered!

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How Would You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in my Property?

STEP 1: Inspection & Planning

Our expert British Pest Control Association (BCPA) certified bed bug exterminator will survey your premises and confirm that your infestation is actually bed bugs. They will examine the extent of the infestation and then tailor the most cost-effective individual control and eradication plan which will be thoroughly explained to you including the use of chemicals and heat treatment. 

STEP 2: First Chemical/Heat Treatment

All furniture and rooms throughout the house would be sprayed with professional strength insecticide. This will kill any bugs that come into contact with the spray but will not kill eggs as the insects inside are protected by their egg shell. Heat is a different chemical-free method; when the insects are heated up to around 45°C or more, their DNA starts to break down, effectively killing any bugs. This only needs 1 treatment unlike the chemical option which requires 3 treatments to break their cycle.

STEP 3: Second Chemical Treatment

Your technician would re-visit your property one week later and repeat the above process to ensure that any hatched bugs are exterminated. Due to the continuous laying of eggs, there will still be some eggs that haven't hatched and matured yet.

STEP 4: Third & Final Chemical Treatment

By the third visit, only young bugs that haven't sexually matured would be present and therefore would not have laid eggs. These young bugs would be eliminated by the third and final spray and your house would now be bedbug free!

Bed Bug infestation

Bed bugs are an extremely common pest and bed bug exterminators have recorded a rise in bed bug extermination enquiries especially heat treatment, since foreign travel became so much cheaper. A bed bug infestation can leave you and your family feeling extremely vulnerable due to the invasive nature of their bites and the knowledge that your blood is a tasty meal for them. Early bed bug treatment is crucial to success and you should always contact a pest control expert.

Bed bugs bite! There are numerous clues to help you determine whether you need bed bug control, the main one being raised, red bites on exposed skin areas. You may also spot small blood splatters on your mattress as it is common to squash them in your sleep when you turn over. A bed bug infestation requires professional pest control in order to reduce bed bug activity quickly. A heat treatment service is the quickest method as bed bugs travel from room to room, however chemical treatment is just as effective when it comes to treating an infested room.

Another common clue of adult bed bugs is the presence of small black spots on your mattress. These spots are basically 'bed bug poo' and can become quite noticeable over time. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation and are in need of pest control, you’re search for a solution is over! At Pestcure we offer reliable, professional and effective bed bug treatments at affordable prices.

Bed bugs spread quickly due to their ability to attach themselves on to unknowing hosts. They cling on to clothing, luggage and hide inside crevices on furniture. This results in the bugs being transported to wherever the host visits. With millions of shared accommodation properties throughout the world, they can easily hitch a ride and invade your home. This is why bed bug removal by experienced pest control technicians is paramount to success.

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How Much Will A Bed Bug Treatment Cost Me?

Inspection only

Inspection Only

(No Treatment)

£75

Two part visit

Two Part Visit

(Dont Offer)

from £***

Three part visit

Three Part Visit

(Recommended)

from £300

we offer flexible payment options allowing you to pay in 3 x installments after each visit to help you spread the cost, Minimum of 3 treatments for bed bugs.

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Bed Bug treatment in London

Pest control services in London are common place but you should always take quality into consideration by hiring an experienced team. Bed bug control services are not all equal as a large number of pest technicians do not hold a level 2 qualification. At Pestcure limited, all of our pest technicians are trained to deliver your bed bug treatment and are competent in dealing with your pest problems whether you require bed bug control in a commercial premises, or a course of bed bug sprays in your home.

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What Happens If Bed bugs Come Back Or The 
Treatment Doesn't Work Fully?

We offer a 3 month guarantee to all of our clients, providing that your 3 part treatment plan is carried out according to the technician's recommendations.

Although very unlikely, if you find signs of a re-infestation within those 3 months, we will return and eradicate the problem at no extra cost.

how could I contribute to bed bug control?

1) If you suspect bed bugs, check your bed frame and mattress every few hours for an obvious pest problem.

2) Hoover/steam rooms in your property thoroughly and dispose of vacuum bag immediately.

3) Purchase some diatomaceous earth to dehydrate bed bug eggs.

4) Do not accept second hand furniture as bed bugs are easily spread from one property to another.

 

How to get rid of bed bugs

  1. If you live in shared accommodation, or simply have an individual bed beg problem, you should try to secure the rooms by Inspecting any crevices, cracks, and holes and fill them to avoid movement in the wall cavities as this is one of their main hiding places.
  2. You could also install door sweeps to isolate your room and contain the infestation to prevent it spreading to other rooms in the house.
  3. Bed bugs are found hiding in many places, some that you wouldn’t even think of! By reducing the amount of clutter you have present in your home, you will greatly improve your chances of prevention. The bugs will have less hiding places to conceal in and this would make treating them more straight forward if necessary.
  4. If you suspect an early infestation, vacuuming regularly can remove any unwanted hitchhikers. Although vacuuming alone wont solve a bed bug infestation, it will certainly help keep them under control to some degree.
  5. Make sure you dispose of your hoover bag correctly and if your hoover doesn’t contain a bag, you should empty the contents into a plastic bag, tape it shut and dispose of it immediately. Make sure that your vacuum is cleaned after to ensure that no bed bugs remain.
  6. Clothing is a major part of preventing the spread of bedbugs. If you suspect an infestation, you should wash and dry clothing items on the highest possible temperatures but be careful not to damage any items and always read labels carefully.
  7. If you cannot wash them, then a deep freeze for 92 hours will ensure the bugs will not survive. A temperature of -16c is recommended.
  8. You should aim to keep your bedrooms clean and tidy, paying great attention to underneath the bed and in and around that area.
  9. Furthermore, you should also ensure that your pets/pet bedding is clean as bed bugs also feed on pets, rodents and birds.
  10. If you travel frequently, then you need to be extra careful.
  11. Hotels and hostels are prone to bed bugs due to the amount of different people who occupy the rooms. Storing your luggage bag in the garage between trips is highly recommended.
  12. When you arrive at your accommodation, check mattress seams and bed linen for any sightings or signs of bed bugs, if there’s an infestation, you may see tiny blood/black spots or smell a distinctive sweet but sickly smell. Use a torch or flashlight from your phone to help you to do this.
  13. Try to avoid buying or accepting second hand items such as: clothes, house furniture, bags, suitcases, books, clocks, pictures, mattresses and bed frames. If this cannot be avoided, ensure the items aren’t infested! For your safety you should be very vigilant and inspect everything thoroughly.
  14. A bed bug infestation can get out of control very quickly; they can even spread from one house to another, exploiting the walls and floor cavities.
  15. We recommend getting a professional bed bug exterminator to tackle the task as they have expertise and knowledge which highly increases the chances of success.

Bed Bugs in London

London is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It has expanded its population significantly year on year since 1988 and has led sociologists to estimate growth trends. According to population scientists, London is predicted to grow at the following rates:

• 9.20 million in 2021

• 9.54 million in 2026

• 9.84 million in 2031

• 10.11 million in 2036

 

This may be good news in terms of our economy, but these figures are alarming when it comes to controlling the spread of bed bugs. Just like foxes are problematic in urban areas, bed bugs are a huge problem in densely populated London.

Incidents of bed bug infestations have grown dramatically since the late 1990s and the spread of these parasites is partly due to a range of human behaviours that are uniquely linked to London.

Business owners travel to London from the four corners of the globe. Over 80 million passengers a year pass through Heathrow Airport alone and a large percentage of these travellers will stay in accommodation such as hotels.

Hotels are one of the primary modes of transporting bed bugs as they latch onto the occupiers luggage/bags, hitching a ride back to their unsuspecting host's home. Once inside, the female will lay eggs and over a period of 2 weeks the infestation will continually multiply. But what if you do not stay in hotels? Does this mean you are unlikely to get an infestation? Unfortunately not.

Public transport also plays a huge role due to the close and constant proximity of people, as well as the numerous nooks and crannies on trains and buses. You could be sitting on a train, reading a book and a bed bug from the lady's bag next to you could latch onto your coat. You then go home and hang your coat in your wardrobe and bingo, you now have the start of an infestation!

One of the main problems of preventing an infestation is lack of awareness. Due to the social stigma that surrounds bed bugs, people are embarrassed or reluctant to tackle the problem and hope that it will resolve itself.

Due to our busy schedules, less and less people are following basic hygiene steps such as airing bedding and vacuuming behind beds. All of these factors have led to the easy transmission of bed bugs, especially in London, but there are steps you can take to minimise your chances of bringing home an unwanted guest.

Pestcure Ltd are a professional pest control company and will assist in bed bug removal. Extermination can be achieved by chemical treatments and non toxic heat treatment.

 

Bed Bug bites & Harbourage

Bed bugs prefer human blood but will also feed on animals. They inhabit residential properties due to their ability to travel inconspicuously. A bite from a bed bug can cause allergic reactions, discomfort, itching and affect mental wellbeing which is why removing bed bugs promptly is so important.

Bed bug infestations are often, but not always associated with poorer housing where the bugs could be transported on used bedding and furniture. Rental properties, hotels and hostels that are abundant in soft furnishings are more vulnerable due to the volume of people they host.

A bed bugs life cycle consists of numerous life stages. Fully grown, they are about the size of an apple seed and are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale. Bed bugs produce a unique smell from their faeces and scent glands. It's possible they can ingest up to 7 times their body weight in one feed. They can also live up to one year without a blood meal or host in sight.

Thoroughness is needed and it's very important to find and treat their harbourage. Excrement may be seen close to their hiding spots and you may also see spots or smears. This is because the fully fed bed bugs will remove excess water before returning to their hiding spots which tend to be tight crevices. You may also see egg cases or eggs.

Bed bugs hide in bed frames, mattresses, skirting boards, wallpaper, wall switches, piping seams, furniture, clothing, window and door mouldings

cracks and crevices, electrical appliances.

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