The UK is facing an exponential increase in bedbug infestation due to the warm summer weather. Bedbugs cause no physical symptoms, so an infestation can be hard to detect. However, certain odours in a bedroom may indicate that you’re infested. These bugs inject a chemical that acts as anaesthesia, so if you smell a particular odour in your bedroom, you’re probably infested.
A lack of awareness is one of the biggest factors behind this growing problem. Many people no longer air their bedding regularly, which was once an effective pest control method. This means that bedbug populations have grown and could be worth $1 billion in five years. Insecticides used to be effective, but now they’re becoming increasingly resistant.
Bedbugs are also able to move from one area to another. This means that they can live in carpets, mattresses, and clothing. Even in a multi-unit building, they can spread from room to room, so it’s important to inspect the entire room before deciding how to deal with them.
If you notice a bedbug infestation, you should contact a pest control professional. Experts recommend limiting clutter and keeping the space free of objects that can attract bugs. It’s important to note that bedbugs do not transmit any diseases, but they are known to enter your home undetected.