Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and a metropolitan borough, located in West Midlands. Being a major city in the UK, as well as a social, financial, cultural and industrial centre of East and West Midlands, Birmingham has been one of the fastest growing cities for the past 200 years. From a market town in the medieval ages, Birmingham grew into a powerhouse, leading the Midlands Enlightenment, followed later by the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. During the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham has seen significant advances in science, technology and economic development, being recognised as the “first manufacturing town in the world”, setting an example worldwide. With thousands of workshops and manufacturers producing a wide variety of goods and practicing highly skilled trade, the city has led the whole region to exceptional levels of productivity and prosperity, as well as significant innovations and inventions, such as Watt’s steam engine.
Bed Bug Hunters is a company fully accredited by the UK’s pest industry, professionally insured, providing bed bug control and extermination services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are members of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA), Basis PROMPT (UK’s professional pest control register), the European Confederation of Pest Management Associations (CEPA), as well as the CHAS safe contractor scheme in the UK. Our bed bug technicians are BPCA trained and fully qualified, very knowledgeable and experienced in tackling all kinds of domestic and commercial infestations in Birmingham and other major cities in England.
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Before we undertake a treatment against the bed bugs, we always inspect and risk assess the whole situation, in regards to the general risks and specific site risks. This way we can tailor our treatments, improving the safety, as well as the efficiency and success rates. At Bed Bug Hunters we are fully committed to cope in each case with less treatments, less chemical applied and less resources spent overall. Our customers’ health and safety, as well as our pest technicians’, are our top priorities, in addition to the success rates and results after each treatment.
Preparation prior to our visit is essential, in order for us to be more effective and achieve better results after the whole process. As soon as you call one of our customer service and call centre operators, they can explain everything in more detail and advice you on the post-treatment procedures as well. In regards to the preparation, there are few simple steps that you need to follow.
Firstly, you need to make sure that any storage underneath the beds and sofas is carefully inspected and taken away from there. At the early stages of an infestation bed bugs should not be hiding there, although there is a risk that they may have settled there if there are cardboard boxes and paper stuff. In case that you keep sealed plastic boxes under the beds and storage space under sitting furniture, you should not worry at all, as bed bugs cannot get access and hide inside such boxes or properly sealed plastic bags. Air-tight bags and plastic boxes are the best way to keep your personal belongings away from the bed bugs, due to the legislative restriction in treating your personal belongings.
The next step is to strip the beds and wash the bedding. Please note that this does include the pillows and duvet, just the pillow cases, duvet/blanket cover and the sheets. The wash should be executed on 60 degrees Celsius ideally, although sometimes this temperature may damage the fabrics,in which case you may consider dry cleaning or tumble-drying. The final step of the preparations should be a thorough vacuum cleaning of the whole property, trying to focus on the spaces under the beds and the sitting areas. It is very important to seal the vacuum bag after the cleaning and bin it in a safe manner.
As people and professionals, we are fully committed to cope with less treatments and chemicals applied in each bed bugs case, regardless of the level of infestation. Our methods include heat with hot air or dry steam for instant bed bug extermination, followed by residual spray with professional-use-only insecticides, using the most effective active ingredients. The bed bug removal process includes treatment of all the furniture in a single room or in the whole property that has to be treated. We offer heavy discounts for whole properties and businesses, free of charge treatments of hallways, staircases and common areas, once a treatment of the whole property is undertaken. Bed bug control requires patience and perseverance, as this insect is more resistant than most other domestic insects, involving strict post-treatment procedures to be followed, such as no vacuuming or mopping with a wet mop for 3-4 weeks after the treatment and regular 60 degree Celsius wash of the bedding in use. For more information please call our knowledgeable call centre staff. They should be able to answer any question, regarding any stage of the process.