What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common problem throughout our Sussex. They are nocturnal parasites that feed off of human blood. They are oval-shaped, dark reddish-brown in colour and are usually about 5mm long and 3mm wide.
They are generally found in beds, but they live anywhere where there is little to no light, behind skirting boards, paintings on the wall or even plug sockets.
Bed bug infestation is a problem of growing concern in East Sussex. This type of infestation is incredibly complex to deal with effectively as bed bugs are nocturnal parasitic insects which feed on human blood at night. Although their flat, oval shape and dark reddish colour make them easy to identify, the fact that they hide in small and dark places during the day means that they are difficult to spot.
Bed Bug Detection Dog
Meet Banksy our springer spaniel puppy she is the newest member of the team, cute she may be, but she will soon be entering into a vigorous and intensive 6-month training programme to detect the presence of bed bugs in homes and businesses across the UK. We are looking forward to adding her services to our ever-growing tactical fight to beat the bed bug problem and to help pinpoint the areas affected and the early detection for fast and more effective results.
What Are Fleas?
Fleas are a common parasitic insect pest found all over the world. However, they are increasingly become a problem in East Sussex, as there is a lack of awareness about the issues. Although fleas have no wings, they can jump great distances, which means that infestations can spread through the property quickly.
Having fleas at your property can severely damage the reputation of your establishment if you are a business owner, or lower the value of your home if you own the residence. At San-tech we use a variety of extermination techniques to get rid of your flea problem quickly and effectively, either through heat treatments, fogging or natural chemical treatments.
These parasitic insects feed on human blood. They are generally 2-3 mm long and reddish-brown in colour. Fleas don’t usually carry diseases, however, the risk still remains. Fleas were responsible for approximately 25 million peoples dying. they can inflict painful bites and cause an allergic reaction, due to the mild anaesthetic they produce when piercing through the skin.
Fleas are a common problem throughout Sussex as they can be brought into your home or office through pets, birds, and in rare cases, by humans. The infestation can spread quickly, as from room to room, as breed quickly and jump quite far.
How Do Bed Bugs and Fleas Affect My Health and Property?
Both bed bugs and fleas leave itchy welts on one’s body when they bite. These can be extremely unpleasant and unsightly. As the insect population grows, the incidence of bites will also increase.
Having bed bug or flea infestation will mean that your family and loved ones will be victimised nightly by these blood parasites, leaving them with irritated and inflamed skin. If you own a hotel, bed and breakfast or guest house, bed bugs and fleas infestations can seriously damage your reputation as a professional business. Left untreated, the infestation might result in bad reviews and loss of income.
Why are Bed Bugs and Fleas so Difficult to Eradicate?
This kind of small insect infestation is difficult to remove on your own, since eggs are very small and usually located deep within skirting boards and carpets. A simple vacuum of the space, simply won’t eliminate the infestation entirely.
Once hatched, the eggs will renew the insect population and the infestation will continue to grow. Leaving this infestation untreated for a long period of time, usually results in much higher expenses to exterminate these pests.
Bed Bug & Flea Control Methods
The fastest and most effective method to get rid of bed bugs and fleas is via targeted heat treatment. The reason heat treatment is so effective is that it kills bugs at any point during their lifecycle, whereas other methods, such as chemical treatments, target only a specific stage during the insect’s lifecycle. Heat treatments are able to kill bugs living throughout the property, by raising the temperature to a lethal degree. This method is also environmentally friendly.
San-Tech Pest Control also offers a natural insecticide solution to help you get rid of bed bugs and fleas throughout your property. Natural oils, found in plants such as basil, lavender and lemongrass, act as botanical pesticides. These oils are extracted from the plants and sprayed throughout the premise to repel unwanted insects. This is the most environmentally friendly way to control bed bug and flea infestations, and if you do not want to damage any plants located in or near the premises.
San-Tech pest control experts will be able to advise you on the best method to eradicate your problem, based on the severity and nature of the infestation as well as your budget.
Get rid of your bed bug and flea infestation today by giving us a call on 01424 259839 or 075 0299 5557. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are based in Bexhill-on-Sea and work throughout East Sussex.