Bed Bugs are an ever growing problem within the UK, particularly in major cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. A constantly moving society and dense population areas help Bed Bugs thrive in these environments.
Suffering at the hands of Bed Bugs is not related to hygiene, it is purely bad luck. We know discovering bugs in your home is never a nice feeling; however do not be alarmed.
We can offer guidance and expertise on eradicating Bed Bugs safely and quickly.
Please read our quick and simple step by step process below on how to eradicate Bed Bugs:
Step 1 - wash bedding
Our first piece of advice is to wash effected bedding and clothes on a hot wash. Bugs of all forms cannot survive the intensity of a hot water wash at 45°C this process will also remove any eggs from bedding and bed sheets.
Step 2 - wash clothes
Empty all drawers of clothing and wash these on a hot wash. Pests are well known to hide within clothing.
Step 3 - clean affected rooms
Another simple step – vacuum effected rooms. This will pick up any loose eggs and bugs hiding on surfaces. This will not kill the eggs, so please ensure you empty the vacuum outside the property, and clean the vacuum thoroughly.
Step 4 - fumigate
The next step is to light a smoke bomb such as the Xterminate Fumer to get to the Bed Bug's favorite hiding places, such as cracks and crevices in walls, inside plug sockets and behind picture frames.
Close all windows and doors securely and please leave the room for 2-3 hours.
Remember – the smoke bomb is entirely safe around Children and Pets after the 2-3 hour period has passed.
The smoke bombs release a smoke toxic and deadly to bedbugs, providing rapid knockdown effects in minutes.
Step 5 - apply insect killing spray
The next and penultimate step is to spray completely around the effected room with a residual insecticide spray such as Protector C.
Areas to spray includes the mattress (with the bed sheets removed), bed frame, inside drawers, the bottom of any wardrobes and on carpets and any soft furnishings.
How much spray is necessary? Apply 10 to 20ml (1 firm spray) of product per square metre, slightly wetting the surfaces to be protected
Once the spray is dry and active, it will protect these surfaces, providing a long term protective barrier against Bed Bugs and any other nasty pest that currently reside in the room.
Step 6 - apply insect killing powder
Where spray cannot be applied, such as near cables at the back of the TV, or near plug sockets, Residex P Surface powders, can be used as a substitute.
The powder will act in much the same way as the spray - killing bugs whilst protecting you from re infestation!
The Powder sticks to the bugs and is ingested, dehydrating and killing the bugs!
The room treated is now safe to sleep in. Do not remove items from affected rooms as this runs the risk of spreading the problem to other rooms in the home.
Step 7 – Finally….
Once 7 days has passed, repeat the above steps using the exact amounts of spray, smoke bombs and powders as the initial treatment.
This re-treatment is essential, as eggs can be left behind from pests and these hatch after 7 days. Re-treating and finishing the process will kill any recently hatched pests and break the cycle completely thus completing your successful treatment, removal and extermination of Bed Bugs in the home.
Step 8 - sleep tight!
Rest easy knowing your bed bugs have now been exterminated.
Buy bed bug extermination kits from HSD online
We have created a series of kits which contain everything you need to get rid of bed bugs from your home, depending on how many rooms you need to treat. Kits are designed for small to average rooms so if you have larger rooms then you should buy the next largest kit. And don't forget about the importance of re-treatment!
Bed bug 3 bedroom kit
Bed bug 4 bedroom kit
Bed bug 5 bedroom kit
More bed bug kits are available.