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Pest Management ServicesControl & Prevention Services

As the choice of many leading brands NBC is one of the UK’s leading pest control experts. Our pest technicians and biologists deliver pest and wildlife control ethically and humanely via our network of nationwide branches. We always consider non-lethal methods of control and deliver our services humanely, responsibly and reliably.

So if you have insects or rodent control problems or a wildlife control problem you can be confident that a call to our technicians will provide an effective and guaranteed service to protect your business or organisation from nature’s pests.

Our technicians understand that different businesses face different risks and require a service appropriate to its needs and compliance requirements. As an NBC customer you will be provided with a tailor made service to ensure that you have the protection you need within your budget requirements. We will:

  • Complete a comprehensive site and risk assessment survey
  • Consider non-lethal methods of control to provide humane and ethical pest control and ensure you conscience is clear
  • Work in partnership with you to ensure you have regular monitoring and risk assessments
  • Provide recommendations at the outset and at every visit to ensure pest are prevented from affecting your day to day activities
  • Ensure you are legally compliant to meet meet health and safety requirements

Ensure your pest control is effective, on budget, legal, humane and ethical talk to the UK’s experts on 0800 169 9646.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) is a parasitic insect that usually feeds on humans but also feeds on any warm blooded animal. Attracted by your body heat signature and carbon dioxide from your breath, they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. There has never been any proven case where bedbugs have been the causative organism in the transmission or spread of a disease, however, recent research has highlighted the possibility that they may be carriers of hepatitis B. Their presence can be upsetting and stressful, so as a responsible agent you should take action straight away to protect your tenants from pest invasion. Contrary to popular myth, bed bug infestations have no link with poor hygiene standards, neither are they more prevalent for any social class, racial or ethnic group. Bed bugs are just plainly opportunistic and they have been found in five star hotels, low-income housing and everything between. Talk to your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a bed bug infestation for discreet, fast and effective treatment.

What do bedbugs look like?

Adult bedbugs are up to 5mm long, oval-shaped, flat and reddish-brown (they become darker and rounder after feeding). Females can lay 200-500 eggs over a two-month period which stick to surfaces and are very difficult to spot. The eggs hatch to form tiny straw-coloured insects that take about six to eight weeks to grow into adults. As they grow, they shed their skin. This looks like mottled brown shells on the mattress. Bed bugs must moult six times before becoming fertile adults and take a blood meal in order to complete each moult. Bedbugs need to feed on blood to be able to mature, but they are very resilient. They will only look for blood donors when they are hungry. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding. Whilst bed bugs can't fly, they crawl or can be passively transported to other properties via luggage, clothing and even infested furniture. Bed bugs can leave a sweet almond-like smell in rooms where they are active. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect a pest problem like bed bugs and our expert technicians will be able to inspect the affected property and provide any advice, recommendations and suitable treatment to eliminate this or any other pest infestation.

How can I tell or spot if I have bed bugs?

It is important to identify bed bugs as quickly as possible because they spread quickly and easily. The infestations are hard to treat and early detection is critical to prevent an infestation taking hold. Skin redness may be the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the bed bug saliva, which is injected in to the bloodstream as the bed bug bites and feeds. Look out for; Itchy, sometimes painful bites appear as red bumps usually on the face, neck, hands and arms Bed bug bites often occur in straight lines (rather than mosquito bites which are more random) Blood spots on the bed sheets or on any bedtime clothing Black spots on the mattress (this could be dried faecal matter or mottled shells from bed bugs) White spots on the mattress (this could be nymph bed bugs or bed bug eggs) With large amounts of bedbugs there is often an offensive almond-like, sickly sweet odour Bedbug bites look similar to mosquito bites but they last longer and they are not always immediately visible. Often bed bug bites will not appear until several days later by which point the bed bug lifecycle and population has exponentially increased. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the itchy bites. If you need any help with pest identification or any advice about bed bug treatments & removal contact your local NBC branch manager to discuss our fast and effective pest treatments.

What should I do if I have a bed bug problem?

It is important to advise your tenants not to remove any material from any room that is infested until the area has been treated. Self-treatment for bedbug problems should never be attempted and we always recommend that any bed bug infestation needs the expertise of trained and qualified pest controllers to eradicate successfully. It is much easier to treat bed bugs in the early stages so timely prevention is critical to eradicating bed bug infestations. To prevent and eliminate the risk of bed bug bites a comprehensive pest management plan will enable you to demonstrate to your landlords or occupants that you have taken all possible action to responsibly safeguard your property portfolio and you can react quickly should one of your landlords or tenants experience any unwanted pest invasions. NBC technicians are highly trained for treating bed bugs and all other types of pest problems. Our specialist knowledge and skills working within your industry are unrivalled – we provide our professional pest management services to 70% of Estate & Letting Agents nationwide. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid, reliable and responsible pest protection and bed bug management planning.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

Rather than you or your tenants attempting any self-treatment for a bed bug infestation, we always recommend using a trained and qualified pest control expert like our NBC technicians, to ensure the bed bug problem is eradicated entirely. Often our technicians are called to situations where the self-treatment has exacerbated the problem because the client hasn’t completely eradicated all the infestation and the bed bug problem has spread throughout the property. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

Where do bedbugs hide?

Infestations frequently occur in hotels, hostels, motels, B&B’s, public transport, university/college dormitories and anywhere else where there is a high population density and turnover of occupants. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove as they find the smallest of crevices or cracks, preferring to hide between layers of fabric or wood over plastic and metal. They often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. However, bed bugs are sometimes found further away from the bed as they attempt to hide along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms, re-appearing at night to select their next victim and they can crawl back to the bed even when several feet away. Other common hiding places for bed bugs are; mattress piping bed bases door or window architraves behind light and plug plates in old books and papers behind wallpaper dresser drawers behind curtains and drapes any crack and crevice in floors or walls wallpaper joints upholstered furniture pictures duvet covers or sheets and bedspreads. Our expert pest control technicians at NBC can identify and treat all the places the bedbugs like to hide and will be able to eliminate any infestation. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you wish to discuss a bed bug prevention plan and our pest control experts will provide advice and recommendations for eliminating the risk of pest infestations.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs can spread easily from room to room. They do not fly or jump, but can crawl quickly. They can soon spread within a building by getting through holes in walls or pipes, and can potentially invade blocks of flats, hotels or hospitals very rapidly. The bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next. This makes it easy for tourists and commuters to unknowingly spread bedbugs. Contact your local NBC branch manager if you suspect you or your tenants may have a bed bug problem and our pest control experts can provide a discreet, fast and effective treatment.

How common are bedbugs in the UK?

Bed bug infestations are definitely on a sharp increase again at the moment due mostly to the rise in travel as bed bugs stow away in luggage and clothes. Accurate statistics for how common bed bugs are in the UK would be difficult to accumulate because of the reluctance of landlords, tenants, hoteliers and anyone else affected to report bed bug problems for fear of embarrassment and any impact upon reputation, but it is recognised across the pest control industry that there is a growing number of bed bug infestations requiring treatment. Any pest problems which occur that are not dealt with swiftly and expertly could result in costly fines from litigation too, for contravening health & safety obligations. Pest problems are an inevitable part of the property business but with NBC, the solution for all your pest protection requirements is close at hand, so you and your clients need not put up with the inconvenience, irritation or loss of revenue. Want to know more about our pest prevention services? Talk to your local branch manager to discuss your requirements for rapid and effective treatments, advice and recommendations.

 

 

1. Regular Monitoring

The best method to prevent the likelihood of pest problems is to ensure a regular pest monitoring programme is in place. Early detection provides the opportunity for a swift and effective treatment, reducing the likelihood of infestations spreading and becoming more costly and timely to eliminate. Our expert NBC technicians will not only provide you with preventative solutions, but they can also carry out a comprehensive risk assessment which will identify and detail the critical monitoring points where you are most likely to at risk of pest attack. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss your pest prevention plan requirements.

2. Litter Control

At many of the premises we are called out to visit, the business already has a pest problem that requires treatment. Often, our technicians find that bad housekeeping is the source of many pest infestations as it is an attractant to rodents, insects and other pests such as nuisance birds (gulls, pigeons etc). Litter bins are often a good source of food for hungry, scavenging gulls and pigeons. NBC are the UK’s leading experts in bird control services and we can help you to put together a comprehensive pest management programme for identification and prevention of these and other sources of pest infestations as early detection is the key to eradicating a problem quickly, cost-effectively and hassle-free with minimal impact upon your reputation. Laundry, uniform and textiles cleaning contractors often provide an invaluable service, but they may sometimes provide you with unwanted and unexpected pest problems too as they can be a prevalent source of pest infestations such as cockroaches, fleas or bed bugs from cross-contamination between their clean and dirty laundry whilst in storage or transit. Our expert NBC technicians will not only provide you with preventative solutions and insightful good housekeeping advice, but they can also carry out a comprehensive risk assessment which will detail how to remove various pests or prevent infestations. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to discuss how to improve your housekeeping and deter or prevent pest hazards or to arrange a comprehensive (and free!) risk assessment.

3. Non-toxic baiting

Responsible, ethical and professional pest control is much more than placing bait, traps or fumigation to destroy unwanted infestations. Rodenticide usage is becoming more strictly controlled and best practice guidelines ensure a maximum anti-coagulant rodenticide usage of 35 days, during which period any size of pest problem should be successfully resolved. Whilst we occasionally use chemicals or rodenticides as part of our treatments, we act responsibly for the amounts of baits we use so that they eradicate the pest problem, but not enough to create secondary poisoning to other wildlife. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to ensure your business acts responsibly; the pest treatments are carried out ethically; your conscience is clear and environmental policies intact.

4. Premises maintenance

Keeping up with repairs and maintenance on your property isn’t just good commercial sense to avoid more costly problems in the future, but the investment is also worthwhile to prevent pest problems taking hold too. Many insects, rodents or even nuisance birds like gulls or pigeons like to find cracks in walls, floor crevices or within roofing structures to hide or nest. NBC are experts in identifying and proofing the places where pests like to live and can provide a free risk assessment for your premises to reduce or prevent the likelihood of pest infestation. We can carry out a full HACCP assessment to determine the critical monitoring points at your premises to develop and agree a pest control strategy and prevent these areas from pest attack. Talk to your local NBC branch manager to safeguard your premises against pest problems and to arrange your comprehensive (and free!) risk assessment.

5. Regular staff training for pest awareness

Whilst early intervention is a critical part of being able to control a pest infestation once it has taken hold, good staff awareness training can identify potential locations where pest attack is more likely and prevent pest problems from occurring. This ensures your business can avoid any costly litigation or repairs and maintenance to premises, whilst maintaining the health & safety standards for your staff and customers and ensuring your legal compliance in order to achieve successful H&S audits and inspections. To understand and discuss the common causes and symptoms, please talk to your local NBC branch manager for advice on pest awareness and identification training requirements.