How to get rid of Bed Bugs

If you think you might have bed bugs, it’s best to act quickly to contain the problem. Read our guide to getting rid of bed bugs

Macro photo of a bed bug

If you have noticed any of the following symptoms then you might have a bed bug infestation. Barricade Pest Control Edinburgh offer advice, monitoring and treatment to get rid of bed bugs from your home or commercial property.

Signs of a bed bug infestation include:

  • Itchy red bites on your body, these often appear in a tight line
  • Bed sheets showing blood stains
  • Dark staining on your mattress from bed bug faeces
  • A sickly sweet unpleasant smell in your bedroom.

If you have noticed any of these, why not give us a call on 0131 659 9752 for free bed bug advice


DIY bed bug treatment

If you have a confirmed bed bug infestation, these steps can reduce the problem. Cleaning bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in very hot water can help to get rid of bed bugs. It is also advisable to vacuum your mattress after scrubbing the seams with a stiff brush.

Although it is possible to to get rid of bed bugs by yourself we highly recommend seeking professional treatment. This is because if you miss any bed bugs or eggs during your cleaning the problem might reoccur. In addition to this, cleaning can disturb ‘safe areas’ where the bed bugs have been living. This might encourage them to spread throughout your home or business.

Professional bed bug eradication

Our Edinburgh pest control team offer a full inspection service for bed bugs. Our team will thoroughly inspect your furniture and carpets, and take a full description of the symptoms you have noticed. To monitor your property we can instal bedbug monitor boards. These are discreet glue boards which can be positioned near your bed to attract and trap bed bugs if they venture towards your bed.

If it turns out that you do have a bed bug infestation, we provide insecticide treatment to quickly kill off all adults and eggs.

Barricade pest control cover all areas of Edinburgh and the Lothians, including the New Town, city centre, Newington, Minto Street, Cowgate, Holyrood, Broughton, Craigentinny, Portobello, Musselburgh, Restalrig, Tollcross, West End, Haymarket, Gorgie, Dalry, Viewforth, Leith, Newhaven etc.

If in doubt call Barricade Pest Control on 0131 659 9752 to get rid of bed bugs