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Will you be at NPTA’s Pest Tech? We are :)




Come along to NPTA’s annual Pest tech event at the National Motorbike Museum in Birmingham on Wednesday the 4th of November. The doors open at 9am and close at 4pm.

We will be holding a raffle on our stand (43), which will be drawn at 3.30pm, so come and see us to see what you can win. We will post the winner on our social media pages and on our blog too.

Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with all the day’s activities.

Peter Rigby will be holding a talk at 2.30pm, with Alfie our bed bug sniffer dog carrying out a demonstration after Peters Talk.

So if you would like to see our sniffer dogs in action come along and see us 🙂

“I’m renting a room and have bed bugs. I’m also moving in a week and want to make sure I don’t take them with me. HELP!

Surprisingly we come across this situation a lot. A chemical treatment will always take a minimum of five weeks to kill all the bed bugs in your property and most people are not willing to wait this long.

But if you are moving and discover a bed bug problem or you have a bed bug problem and decide to move, what are the best things to do to avoid infesting your new place.

Now anyone reading this with a bed bug problem or anyone who has had bed bugs in the past will know just how irritating these bugs can be. You think you’ve found the thing that is biting you in your bed or on your sofa so as we all would do, you squish it. Only to be bitten again that very night.

The problem is with bed bugs is once you find one, you know there is more. You also know that those bugs have laid eggs and with eggs taking 18 days to hatch you could be moving some into your new home without even realising.

So what do we do to help?

We can arrange to collect the items that you are moving and heat them at our premises. We have a fully insulated room that we heat to between 55-60 degrees Celsius. The treatment takes between five and six hours to complete, in this time your belongings are removed from their suitcases and boxes to allow for good air circulation.  We then deliver your bed bug free items to your new home.


Bed bug dog has his passport!









Dexter our bed bug sniffer dog has received his passport. He will be holidaying in France for the next week, after his long earned rest he will be sniffing our bed bugs across the UK.

But now he can also sniff out bed bugs around the world. Dexter is perfect for low level infestations or possible large scale problems. He allows us to help you find out the extent of your bed bug problem. He can also determine whether those pesky bites you’re receiving are bed bugs.

Once he has determined the size of the infestation or if it is bed bugs you have we can then go ahead and successfully kill the bed bugs using our Dry air heat system.

This system allows us to successfully eradicate your bed bug problem by taking rooms up to 55-60 degrees Celsius. A bed bugs thermal death point is 46 degrees Celsius so by going up to those higher temperatures we can penetrate all the cracks and crevices in your home, hotel or care home.

Give us a call today to discuss or bed bug service or our heat treatment.


Bed bugs & electronics

Recently I had a quick Google regarding bed bugs (being a bed bug expert it tends to be a habit you pick up) and I came across quite a few questions regarding bed bugs and where they live.

A gentleman on Yahoo asked a very good question. He asked if bed bugs lived in electronics. He had a TV and laptop and was concerned as he would be moving soon. As explained they was not items he could leave behind, he could not spray them with chemicals and he couldn’t well… put them in the tumble dryer either.

There were a fair few responses but the answers were, for me, rather surprising. A lot of people are adamant that bed bugs live in your bed and nowhere else. Well rightly so. It’s all in a name right? They are called bed bugs after all.

Wrong! Bed bugs will live anywhere there is a food source (which is us) and they will track us by our carbon dioxide.

So what are you meant to do if you suspect bed bugs in your electronics?

The best thing to do is to have a professional heat treatment and there are different options for this.

Say if you were moving and like the gentlemen above you know they are in your belongings the easiest way to make sure you do not take the infestation with you is to heat your items before moving into the new place. This would be a mobile heat treatment. You would bring your items to our premises and we would heat them at our facility so when you take them home, you know that it is bed bug free.

Claire Williams