Page last updated at 13:08 GMT, Tuesday, January 27 2015
The Council provides a Pest Control Treatment Service operated
by the Environmental Health Service for domestic and commercial
customers. In the majority of cases there is a charge for
the service. However in certain circumstances the
treatment for bedbugs is provided free or at a reduced rate.
If the officer visits and the problem turns out not to be bed
bugs, a call out charge of £23 will be applicable
Useful information about bedbugs:-
- The most common sign of a bedbug infestation are bites.
These will most often be seen on the torso or any part of the body
exposed whilst sleeping. The other common sign that you have
bedbugs will be very tiny specks of blood on the bedding.
- If you think you have bedbugs you should ideally have your home
- Bedbugs are normally brought into the home on second hand
furniture or clothing or in suitcases.
- Bedbugs do not spread disease.
- Our officers use insecticide to treat bedbugs, which is sprayed
in all the rooms in your home. The insecticide has a residual
effect, ie - remains active for a period of time to enable
continued contact with the bedbugs.
- You can sleep in the room(s) that have been treated once the
mattress is dry.
Before we attend to carry out a treatment you must:-
- Strip all the beds, hot wash and tumble dry all the bedding as
well as clothing in the room(s)
- Do not remove any furniture from the room(s). If our
officers decide that furniture cannot be treated you will be
advised to remove it and in some cases have it disposed
- If there are drawers/wardrobes in the room(s) these need to be
emptied and cleaned before treatment is carried out.
PLEASE NOTE - if the above has not been done when the officer
attends at the first appointment he may not be able to carry out a
treatment and another appointment will have to be made, which will
delay the treatment process.
For further information please contact us
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