Bed bug exterminators

Professional bed bug removal services

A bed bug infestation in your business or home can cause you to revert to panic stations. A hotel or care facility must react with haste to stop the spread of the infestation, as this can lead to a loss of customers, consumer trust and income.

Abbott Contractors offer both a domestic and commercial bed bug treatment service that can be arranged at a time that suits you, day or night. Although bed bugs do not transmit disease, it is important to know if you have them. Bed bug bites can be incredibly irritating and distressing. In some cases, even becoming sore and itchy. Bites can vary in appearance from person to person, some people have no reaction to bites, whilst others can develop a severe rash with minor itching. These can occur anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the neck, hands, arms and legs. The bites often result in annoyance due to the itchiness and in some cases loss of sleep.

A bed bug infestation can make your premises unsafe, especially if you are handling food. Our bed bug exterminators are fully committed to solving your bed bug problem efficiently, and always adhere to strict health and safety regulations. We’re available to get things sorted, with years of experience in all aspects of pest control and extermination, your business can be running smoothly again in no time.

Identifying a bed bug infestation

Looking out for bed bugs

A few indications suggest bed bugs may be present in your home, but first, you may be wondering what bed bugs look like? Spot the signs early and look for black dirt on flooring and walls. They are round-bodied, reddish-brown to black in colour, roughly about 5mm in length.

Check your mattress

A common sign of a bed bug infestation includes identifying dark marks on your mattress, often accompanied by a sweet, sickly scent. Adult bed bugs produce this odour with their scent glands when they feel disturbed. Small dark blood spots can also be seen, as well as the bed bugs themselves, which are visible to the human eye.

Eggs and exoskeletons

Bed bugs leave behind molted shells in which they have shed. They do this at each of the first five stages of their lives. If you have a bed bug infestation, it is likely that small, white eggs can also be seen where they have been inhabiting.

Most common type of bed bug

Cimex Lectularius

The Cimex Lectularius feeds on human blood. Other species exist, but this one has adapted to human environments. Its preferred habitat is a heated home or property where they can infest beds and sofas.

The species is most active at night, often hiding away during the day, although it is not uncommon to find active bed bugs in the day time. For this reason, they are not exclusively classed as nocturnal.

Preparation for bed bug treatment


Preparing the area 

One of the most important things to do before a bed bug infestation is treated, is to remove any furnishings, bed covers and clothing, placing this in a sealed plastic bag and removing from the room.

Treating the area

Our pest controllers will assess the area and ensure that it is prepared for treatment. We will then effectively treat the area using certified pesticides, making sure your entire property is treated.

Evaluate and prevent

After approximately 8 hours, you will be able to enter your pest treated property. Our experts will ensure you are given the best advice to help you prevent an infestation from occurring in the future.

Other precautions

Bed bugs are mainly spread through travelling. A simple precaution to take when you return from holiday is to make sure that you open your case outside, to ensure there are no bed bugs in your suitcase or bed bugs on clothes. Other ways you can prevent an infestation includes minimising the number of hiding places for bed bugs in your home, or why not ask one of our experts to perform a routine check to treat the home and prevent a bed bug infestation professionally.

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Our procedure

Our operations centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year*, so our customers can always speak to one of our helpful advisers. Our teams work closely together to ensure that the customer receives a prompt, co-ordinated and efficient service. At the time of booking, our expert advisers will select a local engineer to attend the site. The progress of the job is then carefully monitored through to completion, with live updates of estimated arrival times relayed directly to you.

Our procedure

Our work is not only approved by major insurance companies but some of our more regular customers, including several county councils, government offices and facilities management companies, not to mention many established high street retailers. We currently respond to over 150,000 emergency callout situations per year; the majority are dealt with effectively and often to very short time-scales.

Rapid emergency response

In addition to our planned maintenance work, we are proud to provide reactive services for homes and businesses across the UK. Our team work together to provide our customers with an exceptional response rate. We want to be our customers' first point of call and understand that when an emergency strikes, you need the problem to be resolved quickly and professionally by an engineer you can trust. Our fully certified engineers are ready to help you 24 hours a day*, so you can feel safe with Abbott Contractors.

Skilled & equipped engineers

We believe that quality workmanship is essential for achieving professional and operational results. Whatever your maintenance requirements may be, you can rely on us to provide a reliable first-class service at fair prices. Our skilled and experienced engineers' work is of the highest quality and professionalism, and the latest industry standards are always adhered to. You can rely on us to provide quality solutions for your home or business, day or night.

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