Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer22:10 PM, 18th March 2019
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Bed Bug problems are increasing day by day and due to the Olympics hotels and houses in London and the surrounding areas are at more risk than ever. During the Olympics in Sydney, pest controllers announced a very concerning 8000% increase in Bed Bugs. Further to this Pest Controllers are ready for the attack of the Bed Bugs in London this Olympics.
Bed Bugs are like modern day vampires, they sleep during the day and attack at night, when they bite they let off an anaesthetic meaning you are not woken, this antiseptic wears off through the night and you wake up in the morning in a lot of pain – itching all over! When they bite they leave a nasty red rash and an inflamed area.
The bed bugs use you as a host, wherever you go, they go too. With the Olympics for example, people from all walks of life will be travelling to London and bringing their Bed Bugs to London with them. Bed Bugs lay multiple eggs that look like poppy seeds, these then feed and the life-cycle continues.
How do you get rid of the Bed Bugs? This is part you and part professional. You need to wash all clothes and bedding in at least 60 degrees and ideally tumble dry too. If you have stayed in the London area for the Olympics you need to ensure none of your clothes go into the bedroom, but straight in the 60+degree wash to kill the Bed Bugs, then ensure your suitcase is left in a loft or garage as there will be nothing for the bed bugs to eat and they and their off spring will die.
Then bring in a Pest Controller to exterminate and get rid of your mini vampires. They will use chemical and organic treatment, along with special heaters to get rid of the bed bugs. A sniffer dog is also bought in, they can find even small colonies of Bed Bugs a lot quicker, and therefore they can help get rid of your vampire problem quickly.
Good Night, Sleep Tight – Don’t let the Bed Bugs Bite!
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