Bed bugs are small crawling parasitic insects that have quickly become one of the most persistent pest problems. A combination of being very easily spread yet quite complicated to treat has seen outbreaks take place throughout the UK.
For obvious reasons a bed bug infestation can prove to be a serious issue for any business that receives a consistent flow of visitors to their premises such as B & B’s, hotels and guest houses. Care homes and even public transport systems can also be vulnerable.
The key to getting rid of bed bugs is to raise awareness of the signs to look for and to ensure infestations are dealt with quickly and effectively by a professional pest controller, once discovered.
Potential Harm from Bed Bugs
Due to an attraction to both heat and carbon dioxide and a thirst for human blood, bed bugs are naturally drawn to try and feed on us! Via the use of 2 tubular appendages, 1 is used to pierce the skin and deliver anticoagulants and anaesthetics, while the other extracts blood from the host. This allows feeding to go unnoticed until the anaesthetic wears off and we realise that we have been bitten.
Bed bugs are unsurprisingly a cause of genuine anxiety to many people and it is not surprising when you consider that severe cases of irritation can be extremely uncomfortable, with the potential to lead to secondary infection and even anaemia in some cases.
Apart from being extremely unnerving, the presence of bed bugs also offers a range of unpleasant effects.
- Potential to suffer allergic reactions or secondary infections from scratching the bed bug bites
- Complicated pest to treat
- Once established, bed bugs can swiftly reach an epidemic level if not treated quickly and professionally
The Consequences of Bed Bugs for your business:
As well as the physical consequences of a bed bug infestation, there are also a number of other negative factors which must be taken into account for any business owner which is infected.
- Customer Complaints
- Negative Impact on Brand and Reputation
- Reduced Profitability
- Potential Legal Proceedings
- Unexpected Cost of Treatment
Successful Control of Bed Bugs
Successful control of bed bugs requires planning followed by a extensive and thorough treatment by a professional pest control company. To eradicate this persistant pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has that expertise and years of practical field experience We know exactly which products to use, when to use them and where.
Eradicate Pests With IPM
To eradicate this pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has that expertise and years of practical field experience. We know exactly which product to use, when to use them and where.
If you would like any further information regarding the services available from IPM, or would like to an on-site consultation please give us a call on 01992 763776 or click the ‘Live Help’ button at the top of our website.