Bed bug control Reading

Reading is the county town of Berkshire, located 40 miles of London in the Thames Valley. There is evidence of a settlement named Readingum dating back to the 8th century in the area. Reading is nowadays one of the best places for well-being in the UK and a large commercial centre with involvement in IT and technology. It is home to Reading University and Reading City F.C. as well as the London Irish rugby union team. Reading is also the major regional retail centre and ranked as one of the top economic areas in the UK. The Reading and Wokingham urban area additionally includes Winnersh, Earley and Woodley, that we also cover with our services.

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About us

For the residents and businesses in Reading and Wokingham area we provide a discreet and effective bed bug removal service nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are dedicated to help in each case and stay fully committed to cope with less treatments, although bed bug control is always a matter of chance. Our technicians, knowing the bed bugs’ behaviour so well and being thoroughly trained by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), are equipped with the best products and tools. We manage to completely eradicate a bed bug infestation within 2 treatments, on average. The company guarantees with heavy subsequent discounts and free treatments, our terms and conditions apply.

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The process

When a customer calls in our office, there is nearly no question about the bed bugs that we should not be able to answer or address. We are a team of bed bug technicians and we know that each case is individual, so we usually first investigate the reason for the bed bug introduction. Then, it is easier to assess the situation and advise the customer accordingly on the best possible treatment or approach, as well on prevention in future. The customer is provided with a fixed quote over the phone and also advised on the preparation needed, in case there is an initial agreement to proceed with the booking.

Please note that our bed bug treatments work perfectly well with a wide range of insects, such as carpet beetle and its larvae, cockroaches, fleas, flies and other flying insects, fabric and food moth, spiders, woodworms and furniture beetles, stored product insects (SPIs) and others.

The preparations have to be done prior to our visit and they consist of three basic steps. The first stage is to make sure that any personal belongings and items are away from underneath the beds or the floor level in the bedrooms and sitting areas in the property. Ideally, store these in plastic boxes with lids on top sealed plastic bags. Hot wash on 60 degrees Celsius of the bed sheets and pillow cases follows as the second step of the preparations. Bed bugs cannot go through fabrics, so they cannot be inside the mattress or duvet, for example, unless they are torn or broken in a way that there is access. Vacuum cleaning of the floor, soft and wooden furniture, including the mattress and bed frame is the last bit of the whole procedure. The contents of the hoover have to be sealed before binning.

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Once the property is prepared, one of our pest technicians is able to inspect, risk assess and potentially treat on the same visit, saving time and money. We are very honest people and we always take our time with the customer to go through all possible hideouts of the bed bugs, while showing them all findings and explaining the current situation. The level of bed bug infestation is assessed by the number of live insects found, as well as their nests and eggs. In those cases, where we find many live ones, the instant bed bug extermination with heat followed by residual spray with professional insecticide for long-lasting results is the best approach. We specialise in integrated methods such as the dry steam, which is very cheap and effective, combined with the most advanced active ingredients for maximum effect and results.

Our bed bug treatments and control methods achieve high success rates, as we treat in nearly all cases the whole property with all the furniture there. This is always the best practice with bed bugs, as they are getting slowly poisoned and have a chance to spread, looking for untreated area, where they have a good chance to settle and survive. We do not charge for hallways, sitting/living areas in the property, bathrooms and kitchens, staircases and landings. The bed bug treatments we provide for residents and businesses in the hospitality and transport industries also work really well with nearly all other common crawling and flying insects in the UK.