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Our UK guide to treating bed bugs in 2021 provides all the information you need, including average prices and free quotes from local pest controllers.
Professional bed bug treatment options typically consist of a number of visits over a month or two for complete eradication of the pest. Here are some average costs.
|High heat washing (DIY)||£9.80|
|Bed Bug inspection||£58.80|
(Prices taken from multiple sources and averaged)
Prices Checked 19/09/2021
The two broad categories of bed bug treatment methods are heat treatment and fumigation.
Even though bed bug treatment will kill most of the live bugs, it is hard to eliminate them entirely with one treatment. Depending on the infestation level, you should arrange with the pest specialist to know how many treatment rounds will eliminate the problem entirely.
The infested area can vary from a piece of furniture, an entire room, to even a whole house. The greater the infested area is, the more you will spend on the treatment.
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped, red-brown colored insects that live in confined spaces on furniture and beddings. Even if bed bugs are not known to cause any serious health conditions, their bite can be painful and itching.
Bed bugs love to live in cluttered areas such as in clothing, bags and fabrics. Getting bed bugs is therefore very easy, especially if you are used to traveling. You can also get bed bugs through old furniture you bring in your home. Unless you have the proper treatment, eliminating bed bugs is not the most straightforward thing.
If you visit infested areas and facilities during your travels, these notorious bugs can attach to your clothing and backpacks and you may carry them home.When an infestation occurs, DIY removal methods are not effective and you’ll need to hire a professional with all the knowledge and tools to treat and eliminate the bugs from your home.
To know the extent of the problem you are dealing with, look out for these signs:
Professional bed bugs treatment can be done in 3 main approaches- heat treatment, dry steaming and chemical sprays. Let’s explore each of these methods to know what each entails.
|Heat treatment||£519.40||Bed bugs are easily killed by high temperatures, a reason why this method is highly effective. During treatment, hot air is used to raise the room's temperature until the bed bugs are killed. The heat treatment can be in the form of a hot box where affected items are placed and heated to extremely high temperatures that kill the bugs. Despite its high cost, heat treatment is preferred as it is chemical-free and non-toxic.|
|Dry steaming||£284.20||Dry steaming, just like heat treatment, relies on high temperatures to kill the bed bugs but this time using super-heated dry steam. The use of steamers is the best approach to treat large common area infestation or delicate furnishing in your home. Again, if you want to avoid the chemicals treatment route, this is also a viable natural bug treatment strategy to use.|
|Chemical sprays||£254.80||This is the most affordable professional bed bug treatment method and the one you’ll probably use if you handle this task as a DIY. A specialty chemical solution is sprayed on bed bugs hotspots, including mattress joins and seams. Since the chemical's effect is short-term, you can use the treated mattress and bed the same evening. This method is, however, not suitable for a home with pets such as dogs or fish.|
|High heat washing||£9.80||This is the method you can use as a homeowner to eliminate bugs from your home. Washing and drying your beddings at high temperatures frequently can also eliminate any beg bug that is trying to thrive. Note that this alone is not enough to kill all the bed bugs in your home and should only be done to supplement the professional treatment strategies above or as a preventative practice.|
Here are some bed bugs preventative measures that you can practice to ensure that bed bugs do not find their way into your home: