Enviroguard have experienced first hand the increase in bed bug acytivity in the UK, with an increase in enquiries to hotels and guest houses in Cumbria and Lancashire, that are experiencing active and sometimes quite large infestations of bed bugs.

Bed bugs are insects that commonly hide in mattresses, carpets and in the crevices of furniture.
They are a reddish-brown, oval-shaped insect that can grow to a quarter of an inch long, take a look at Enviroguards pest identifier bed bug page.
They cannot fly and survive by sucking blood from a host animal, mainly at night.
Bed bugs spread on clothes, bags and in furniture when it is moved.
They do not choose a dirty home over a clean one – all they are interested in is your blood.
  • Bed bugs are not known to carry diseases, but many people develop an itchy swelling when bitten
  • Check bed and furniture for black dots, which are bed bug faeces
  • Check sheets for blood, as feeding bugs can be rolled on and squashed

If exposed, anyone can bring them home and quickly have a problem, as they breed at a phenomenal rate.”

It is thought that one of the reasons for the rise is increased travelling.

If you are suffering from Bed Bugs in Cumbria or Lancashire, contact Enviroguard to book a survey.