Called out today to a house in Wallasey, Wirral. The customer found bugs in her bedroom. She naturally thought of bedbugs and called us out.
When we got on site we were happy to tell the customer that the bugs weren’t the horrific bedbugs of all our nightmares but biscuit beetle.
Biscuit beetle are a small beetle that are associated with grain and sometimes with birds nests. An inspection of the roof space revelled old pigeon nests which not only had the biscuit beetle eating away at them but also white shouldered house moth (another pest species).
After removing the nests and spraying the roof space the customer will be able to sleep easy again.
If you require us to carry out an inspection to ascertain what type of bug you have please call us on 0800 206 1905.
This poor guy had bedbugs in his bed base. He threw away the mattress and bed to get rid of the problem.
Unfortunately not all of the bugs were in his bed when it was thrown away. A proportion of the bedbug population will live in furniture around the bed. In this instance the bedside draws.
The photo shows bloodspots around the draw runners. The spots are actually blood eaten, digested and excreted by the bedbugs.
When you find bedbugs in a property it is important to get the property treated professionally to ensure all the bugs are killed.
For information on our bedbug treatments click here.
Bedbug control is a complex procedure. We treat bedbugs throughout Liverpool, Wirral, Chester and Warrington. A bedbug treatment yesterday gave me the opportunity to take a few more snap shots.
This photo shows how much work has to go into treating all areas of the room. The bed has to be stripped. The mattress treated with insecticide that is specific for soft furnishings and mattresses. The bed base turned over so between the slats can be treated. The carpet and skirting boards treated with residual insecticide. All furniture in the room treated thoroughly. The paper backs behind the mirror have been treated with insecticidal dust.
For more information on bedbug control click here.