Bed Bug control
Lady Mole Catcher is also qualified to deal with bed bugs. As a professional wildlife management specialist, she has the knowledge and skills to deal with infestations as well as having access to specific insecticides which are not available to the general public.
About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs (Cimex Lectularius) are around 4 to 5mm long, red or brown in colour, oval in shape and do not have wings. Usually found in bedrooms, bed bugs feed on our blood through our skin. They are also attracted to our body heat and carbon dioxide from our breath. Their habit is to travel via clothes, luggage or furniture and easily move through properties using wall or floor cavities. Bed bug bites cause red, irritating marks on our skin and some people can experience severe allergic reactions. They can also cause sleep disturbance and damage to business reputations, especially for hotels and other accommodation providers.
How do you know if you have Bed Bugs on your property?
If you notice dark or black stains on a bed mattress, linen or surrounding area, these could be bed bug excrement. There may be an unpleasant sweet smell, small dark blood spots (‘faecal pellets’) or you may even see actual live bugs. Although individual bed bug bites may not be very noticeable to begin with, they can continue to occur in rows along the skin as the insects travel along blood vessels to feed.
Why control Bed Bugs?
There are a few issues to consider if you discover an infestation:
- Although bed bugs may not spread disease they can cause irritation and distress to children and adults
- The presence of bed bugs does not reflect well on a business and may cause reputation damage alongside financial costs
- If you live in a flat or terraced house, bed bugs can easily spread into your neighbours’ living areas so it’s important to take action fast
- Bed bugs can also hide in furniture as well as mattresses and bed linen – the whole bedroom area should be thoroughly checked (including walls and floors)
- If you buy second hand furniture, this should also be checked before you take it home
- If you have stayed in an infested room, immediately check your luggage and clothing for bugs when you return home (infested clothes and linen will need to be dry cleaned or washed at a very hot temperature)
- For accommodation providers, a professional can monitor and evaluate property for early signs of bed bug infestation before the problem spreads
- Self-treatment of a bed bug infestation doesn’t usually work. A trained professional has the skills and knowledge to deal with the correct species, using the most appropriate insecticides
Louise Chapman BA (Hons) PGCE
Norfolk’s very own Lady Mole Catcher®
Who I work with
- Householders in their gardens
- Farmers and Land Agents
- Outdoor Leisure Facilities
- Restaurants and Pubs
- Local Authorities
If Bed Bugs are causing problems for you, get in touch with Louise to arrange for a site visit and no-obligation quote for treatment of the infestation. Call 01603 25 99 45 or 07876 14 11 53 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd like to thank Louise for solving a Bed Bug problem swiftly. My daughter had arrived home after a school trip and brought with her some unwelcome guests - Bed Bugs! My daughter was bitten and the Doctor confirmed Bed Bugs, which he said probably hitched a ride in my daughter's luggage. Louise came the very day I 'phoned her and took control of the situation. Thank you Louise, what a relief!!