Bed Bug Hunters provides quality bed bug removal and control services for the residents and business owners of Hastings 7 days a week, nearly 24 hours a day. We guarantee heavy subsequent discounts and free treatments, in the more difficult cases. On average, we cope with 1-2 treatments, which is considered by our association – the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), as high success rate. The benchmark of the industry is minimum 3 full chemical treatments for a single case of bed bugs. Our commitment is always to try and cope with less treatments, which is much better for our customers, technicians and the environment.
Our pest technicians are available 24/7
Following our advice diligently, in terms of preparations and post-treatment procedures, increases greatly our overall chances for successful outcome with less treatments.
The first step of any preparation is to inspect and remove any personal belongings or storage from under the beds, the floor level, as well as empty out drawers in the bed frame. Hanging clothes, higher drawers and shelves should be completely safe, in nearly all cases. The next preparation procedure is the hot wash/drying on minimum 60 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes in the washing machine or a tumble drier. Dry cleaning is also an option, any more delicate clothes could be visually inspected and shaken outside the window, for example, as bed bugs do not tend to hide there at all. Bed bugs cannot go through fabric, so they cannot be inside a mattress, unless it is torn or has holes granting access inside.
The last step is a thorough vacuum cleaning of the floor, bed frame and mattress and soft furniture. Do not worry about removing signs of bed bugs, as their droppings stick to the surface and cannot be vacuumed up. The hoover bag or the contents have to be sealed before binning. As soon as the property is prepared, we send out one of our knowledgeable bed bug hunters to inspect, risk assess and possibly treat on the same visit.
The most requested bed bug treatment is our targeted dry steam and residual spray bed bug treatment. We treat all the furniture in all rooms, including hallways, sitting and living areas, landings and stairs, without charging anything for those common areas in the property. In more difficult cases, where we more treatments may be required by the customer, we always provide heavy subsequent discount and free treatments, which is subject to our T&C.