Biting Insect Control Glasgow
Although all pest problems need to be dealt with as quickly as possible, we find that biting insects cause particular distress. While other pests are either uninterested in humans or actively flee, biting insects rely on human blood for food.
If you are dealing with an infestation of fleas or bed bugs, look no further than our biting insect control Glasgow team.
Fleas and Bed Bugs
Many insects across the globe can bite. However, luckily for us, very few in the UK do. Our biting insect control Glasgow team deal with only two:
Fleas – This small insect has no wings and relies on two strong legs for movement, allowing them to leap distances of many times their own body length. They are external parasites and rely on blood, often human, to survive.
When going through the pupal stage of their lifecycle, fleas are particularly difficult to eradicate without the help of our biting insect control Glasgow team. Not only are they hidden in discreet locations, but they are protected from incredibly harsh environments including intense heat and dryness.
Since these pupae can survive for so long without favourable conditions and food, empty buildings can suddenly become home to an infestation as soon as a suitable enters. Our biting insect control Glasgow experts have informed us this is because they can sense the CO2 we breath out.
Bed Bugs – These insects feed on human blood between the hours of 1-3am, meaning they typically bite us while we are asleep in bed. Because of this, they are perhaps the most distressing infestation that our biting insect control technicians deal with on a regular basis.
Although bed bugs are usually around the size of an apple seed, their shape and colour depend on how recently they have eaten. If they are not full of blood, they will be elongated, oval-shaped, and distinctly brown.
After consuming blood, bed bugs will become larger and more rounded in shape. Because their bodies are slightly transparent, they will appear slightly red due to the red liquid within them.
Exterminating Biting Insects
Trying to deal with fleas and bed bugs yourself is futile. It requires expertise and knowledge of pest behaviour. Our biting insect control Glasgow specialists will carry out a multi-visit programme in order to ensure that the infestation has been comprehensively dealt with. Otherwise, the bed bugs may quickly resurface.
By using effective residual insecticide and applying it in key areas throughout your home, our biting insect control Glasgow technicians will be able to exterminate not only the insects themselves but also, critically, the eggs which they have laid. Again, if even a few of these eggs are allowed to survive, the infestation will just start anew.
You can help the process by doing everything in your power to stop the insects from spreading. If you know that they are taking shelter in a couch, for example, make sure that you do not dispose of this piece of furniture – especially if you live in a block of flats.
Additionally, try not to change your sleeping pattern or location. Although sleeping in a bed where you may be bitten is distressing, the insects will spread around the home if you begin sleeping on the sofa, for example. This just means our biting insect control team will have to treat two areas rather than one.
Biting Insects and Disease
Although it is commonly repeated, our biting insect control Glasgow experts have highlighted there are no known cases of bed bugs or fleas passing a bloodborne disease between humans. Nonetheless, the bits are problematic.
Firstly, many people are embarrassed by the blemishes that bites leave behind. Although bed bugs will typically feed from your torso, fleas tend to bite exposed flesh such as your ankles or wrist.
People reach different to flea and bed bug bites. While most people will suffer a relatively harmless but uncomfortable itchy red blemish, others will react strongly. This can lead to a large rash and multiple bumps and marks.
This reaction occurs because of the chemicals the insects will inject into your body. They have cleverly evolved methods of disguising their bite so as not to alert you to their presence. Not only will they inject anticoagulant so that the blood remains liquid while they consume it, but they also inject an anaesthetic, so you do not feel it.
Your body will defend itself against this foreign liquid by producing histamine. As this chemical begins combatting the anticoagulant and anaesthetic, the bite will become swollen and irritated. However, try not to scratch it, as an infection can follow.
Local and Effective Service
Killing individual fleas and bed bugs is tricky enough on your own, but dealing with the entire infestation is impossible. Not only do you require the correct insecticide, but an understanding of pest behaviour is vital to it being applied effectively.
Our biting insect control Glasgow technicians are trained to the highest standard and have plenty of practical experience in dealing with these robust pests. Because they are locally-based, you can rely on our company for a fast and conclusive response.
All of our personnel will do everything it takes to ensure absolute customer satisfaction. This requires coming up with a bespoke plan which accommodates your particular circumstances and pest situation; using the same strategy for every job will never deliver a comprehensive result.
While our biting insect control Glasgow technicians employ an insecticide which makes quick work of fleas and bed bugs, you will not be affected by remaining nearby. You can safely stay in your home while we carry out our treatments, and disruption will be kept to a minimum.
Our company is BPCA approved, compliant with all relevant pest control legislation, and environmentally safe and responsible.
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