Summer Bed Bugs Are Rampant In The UK
As you probably know, summer bed bugs are a serious problem in the UK. In fact, it’s only a matter of time until you have to deal with these pests. But how can you prevent these bugs and what should you do if you’re already dealing with them?
What signs are summer bed bugs leaving?
The biggest misconception people have about bed bugs is that they are a year-round issue. Most people think that bed bugs are unaffected by the seasons. This makes sense. These bugs live indoors, where it is nice and warm, and don’t have to worry about cold weather.
Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Like all pests, summer bed bugs can detect seasonal changes like other summer pests. They know when it is warmer and as a result become more active. The thing to understand here is that if you have bed bugs already, they’re going to become an even greater problem in the summer months because the cold affects pests.
The first step to dealing with this issue is knowing if you actually have summer bed bugs. To do this you, need to watch for their signs. Obviously, the biggest sign is that you’re getting bitten. Along with this there are other, more subtle, signs.
First, look for blood stains on your sheets, duvet or pillowcases. Next look for dark brown spots. These spots are bed bug droppings that have been ground into your bedding. You may also spot actual bed bug droppings. These appear as dark, rust coloured spots, about the size of a grain of sand. You may also see dead bed bugs, shell casings or skin that has been shed. Large numbers of bed bugs also produce a foul, musty smell.
What can you do about summer bed bugs?
Summer bed bugs cause incredible problems for both homeowners and people in the hospitality industry. Their bites can drive you completely insane and also negatively affect your mental health. For hotel owners, they can result in upset guests who complain, cancel bookings or demand compensation. Some guests may even decide to sue you.
The best way to deal with these pests is by keeping an eye out for them. Be vigilant and constantly look out for their signs. Hotel staff should know what to look for and immediately report any issue. This allows you to nip the problem in the bud.
The best way to solve this problem is by employing a pest control company. We can deal with the situation by using heat treatments. This is the best and easiest way to kill these pests. The method basically uses high temperatures to destroy bed bugs. The biggest advantage of this is that no pesticides are used. Remember, you want to deal with these pests as soon as you spot them. This way they do not have time to multiply. If you’re interested in learning about heat treatments, do not hesitate to contact us.