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Bed Bugs Control Services

Ashman Pest Control Services have been ridding the North East of pests for 10 years. We work across Newcastle, Sunderland and County Durham. Experts in our field, we are specialists in bee & wasp nest removal, rodent control, rats & mice, flea, ant & insect control. We provide a professional, discreet and complete service that will remove all of those unwanted tenants.

Why are Bed Bugs Pests?

Bedbugs (or Bed Bugs)

Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are nocturnal and are normally found hidden in areas such as floor cracks, skirting boards, behind wallpaper, under carpets or behind pictures. All areas of the bed are also a good shelter point for bedbugs.

Signs of infestation

Evidence of faecal marks near cracks and crevices, bed linen and bed frames are normally found as signs of infestation. A serious infestation will have an unpleasant almond smell.

Also, live sightings are an obvious sign of bedbugs. Bedbugs are about as big as an apple pip and the same colour when mature.

What do they eat?

They live exclusively on blood every 2-3 days. Human blood is the preferred food of bedbugs but they can live on rodents (rats and mice), rabbits, dogs and cats. They can survive extreme starvation for up to 12 months.

Bedbugs are not known as disease carriers but their bites may cause a severe allergic reaction. The bedbug is often associated with poor housing but this is not always the case. They may be carried on luggage, bedding and second hand furniture.


The female attaches small numbers of eggs (4 or 5 per day) to structures of up to 200. The temperature must be above 10-13 centigrade for the eggs to hatch. 4 or 5 moults occur to reach full maturity. This can take from a few weeks to several months. The nymphs resemble adult insects and feed on mammalian blood.

Bedbug control

Thoroughness in their control is required. All suspected areas of shelter should be treated including bedding, furniture and building structures using a dust or spray residual insecticide.


1. How have I got bedbugs?
Due to people travelling it is easy to pick up bedbugs on luggage or at hotels, hostels etc.

2. How do I get rid of bedbugs?
Bedbug control is best carried out by treating all adjoining rooms and not just the one you think is infected as bedbugs will migrate to other areas. A residual spray or dust insecticide should be used.