Southampton is one of the largest cities and a county borough in Hampshire, South East England and a major port, located 70 miles south-west of London. There is evidence of inhabitants in the area since the Stone Age and later on the Roman invasion in AD 43, followed by the conquering of the local Britons in AD 70 when the fortress settlement and trading port of Clausentum was established. The Anglo-Saxons later on formed a bigger settlement and named it Hamwic, which changed into Hamtun and then Hampton. The county of Hampshire is named after the town of Hampton, which evolved into Southampton eventually. The city is ranked as being one of the lowest carbon-emitting cities in the UK and the only city with a thermal power station, due to the fact that the city is located above a hot water aquifer, providing geothermal power.
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In all areas of Southampton, as well as all the surroundings, we provide custom tailored bed bug treatments, achieving high success rates of complete bed bug extermination with less treatments. We are fully committed to cope with less visits, although each case is individual and the resistance of the bed bug also varies from one infestation to another. Our company offers heavily discounted subsequent treatments and also free treatments in some cases, where the level of infestation may be higher or the case is more complex. For businesses in the transport and hospitality industries, as well for all businesses in general, we provide commercial rates, which are based on our initial risk assessments.
The first bit of the process is the preparation that we require the customer to carry out prior to the inspection and potential treatment. Any storage on the floor level under the beds and also around the sitting areas has to be sealed in plastic boxes or bags, ideally inspected by the customer before sealing it. The bed bugs do not tend to hide in our personal items, although they do like cardboard, paper and sometimes natural textiles. Bed drawers as well as bottom drawers next to the beds could be emptied out, so that we can potentially treat them as a precaution.
The hot wash on 60C Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes is sufficient and applies to the bed sheets, pillow cases and covers. Bed bugs cannot go through fabrics, so they cannot be inside mattresses, pillows and duvets, unless those are broken or have holes allowing access. It is important to continue with the hot wash of the bedding post-treatment, as bed bugs are attracted to the clean sheets, once poisoned. Delicate fabrics could be inspected and shaken through the window, tumble dried or dry cleaned.
Vacuum cleaning thoroughly the whole floor in the property is the final step of the preparation procedures. Ideally, all the soft and wooden furniture has to be vacuumed and the vacuum contents disposed of in a safe manner, sealed in the vacuum bag. Our bed bug technician knows the behaviour of this pest really well and usually need a few minutes to find traces of the bed bugs. The show the customer all findings, risk assess the property and the situation, so that he can issue advice on recommendations or any improvements that could be done.
The bed bug removal and control that we provide for the residents and businesses in Southampton and all the surrounding areas are custom-tailored. The main methods are the heat with hot air and the targeted heat with dry steam, as instant eradication methods. We combine those with professional-use-only active ingredients, which we lay down treating thoroughly all the furniture in the whole property. This is our most successful and cost-effective bed bug treatment, achieving complete eradication with 1-2 visits on average. There are few post-treatment procedures that the customer has to follow for about 20 days after each insecticide spray for maximum results. The property is usually safe within 3-5 hours from the time of the booking and it works with most crawling pest insects such as fleas, moths and carpet beetle larvae, even cockroaches and spiders.