The UK is experiencing a large influx of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) and early detection is the key to rapid eradication. Bedbugs are attracted by exhaled carbon dioxide and body heat and they feed on blood. At Tactical Environmental Services, our Pest Control technicians understand the nature and habits of bedbugs and offer a full range of treatments to deal with this pest fast and effectively whilst maintaining a high level of safety and hygiene.
The bedbug is a reddish-brown, wingless insect that feeds solely on blood and does not grow much more than half a centimetre in length. Bedbugs inject an anticoagulant to keep your blood flowing as they suck, along with anaesthetic agent to keep you from feeling them while they feed. The main feeding time takes place at night whilst you’re sleeping.