Bed Bug Control South Woodham

KAT Pest Control South Woodham specialise in the control and treatment of bed bugs, so if you find bed bugs contact KAT Pest Control South Woodham and we can provide a free bed bug treatment quotation and advise on the best way to deter bed bugs in the future.

The Bed Bug
Bed Bugs South Woodham

Adult bed bugs are 4 - 5 mm in length, wingless and uniformly mahogany brown in colour. They have long well-developed walking legs with efficient tarsal claws for clinging on to the host during feeding. Prominent antennae project from the head adjacent to the compound eyes.

Female bed bugs lay eggs throughout their life, an unusual feature in insects. They generally produce around 2 to 3 per day and since they can live for many weeks, indeed months, each female could produce around 400 - 500 eggs during her lifetime. The eggs are deposited all around the environment in which the bed bug is living and are small and white or whitish/yellow about 1 mm long. The nymph which emerges from the eggs after about ten days is a small version of the adult feeding also on the blood of vertebrates. The length of time spent in the five nymphal stages is greatly dependant on the food resources available, temperature and relative humidity. Bedbugs have well defined resting sites in which many individuals from all the different life stages are found. This harbourage is an essential part of the life cycle of the insect since it is in this area that the young bed bugs pick up the internal gut microorganisms which are essential to there survival.

The close association of bed bugs with human beings means that they cause substantial nuisance through their blood-feeding habit. They feed at night on their human hosts as they are sleeping. If the infestation is high there can be a risk of anaemia being suffered by the human hosts, although this is rare. The nuisance and itching caused by the bites and the possibility of secondary infection is more common. Bats, chicken and other domesticated animals may also be attacked.

Bed Bug Treatment

A thorough inspection should be made to determine the extent and source of the infestation, Bed bugs may, for instance, have been introduced in second-hand furniture, where bugs may remain undetected for considerable periods until a suitable host appears. All harborages should be treated with a residual insecticide. A very thorough treatment is needed, as harborages are diverse and difficult to detect.

KAT Pest Control provide Bed Bug Control services in the following areas of Essex

Ashingdon, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Grays, Highwood, Hockley, Leigh on Sea, Maldon, Rayleigh, Rochford, South Woodham, Southend, Stanford Le Hope, Thurrock, Westcliffe on Sea and Wickford.

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