Bed Bug Pest Control

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) are 4-5mm when adult, but will start off as nymphs about the size of a pin head. Yellow/brown in colour turning a mahogany colour after feeding. Wingless, flattened oval bodies, three segmented folding proboscis used for feeding on their host. Bed bugs can survive months without a host to feed from. So, don’t let the Bed Bugs bite.

First ACE would carry out a full survey to establish the size of the infestation and the best course of action depending on your situation a full inspection is vital. we would then direct you to our Pre-treatment advice sheet. This process is the difference between success and failure.

Possible treatments

  • Residual Insecticide
  • ULV/ Fogging
  • Steam (non-toxic)
  • Dusts (non-toxic)
  • Intensive cleaning (non-toxic)
  • Monitoring (proactive and post treatment)
  • Other non-toxic options available call to discuss

How to Identify Bed Bugs

  • Black spotting on bed frame and sheets
  • Eggs (approx. 1mm)
  • Nymph skins (shed skin cases)
  • Bites on host (not always present depending on allergic response) typically in clusters of 3.
  • Blood spots on sheets
  • Almond like smell in heavily infested rooms

Useful Tip / Interesting Fact

In the 1930’s one third of all London homes were infested with bed bugs.

If you suspect you may have bed bugs don’t remove anything from the room as you may spread them.

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