Bed Bugs and Fleas




If you have a problem with rats, mice, wasps or any other pest at your property, Sykes Pest Control can resolve it quickly, efficiently and discreetly in our unmarked vehicles. We are available throughout Cleckheaton, Birstall, Bradford, Brighouse, Batley, Dewsbury, Leeds and the surrounding West Yorkshire areas. 

Bed bugs are common throughout the UK

Bed Bugs are small insects that feed on blood from warm blooded mammals including humans There are several species of bed bug, but there is one particular species Cimex Lectulairs, which prefers to feed on human blood and is the most common Bed Bug in urban environments Bed Bugs have an oval body, 6 legs and be either brown or reddish brown in colour. They feed every two to three days, usually at night when people are in their deepest sleep. Bed Bugs can migrate by themselves in search of a host but are usually carried around with luggage, furniture and clothing. As these bugs are tiny and agile they are able to hide well in all manner of belongings They can very easily spread from one room to another and will eventually infest a whole building if left untreated. Due to their very small, flat bodies, bed bugs are able to hide in seams of mattresses, bed frames, head boards, bedroom furniture, in clothing, behind wallpaper, carpeting, laminate and wooden flooring or any other household clutter Due to their ability to infest an area very quickly, bed bug treatment can be very difficult and it is advisable to use a professional pest control company. 
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Signs of bed bugs include dark spotting and staining on the mattress and bed frame or rusty blood spots on the bedding. In most cases these dark spots are actually dried bed bug faeces. Traces of moulted skin, eggs and egg shells may also be found. 

Signs of bed bugs

After mating females lay white oval eggs into cracks and crevices and an individual female can lay 200 to 250 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs hatch in about 6-10 days and the newly hatched nymphs seek out their first bloodmeal. Immature bed bug nymphs moult 5 timesbefore reaching adulthood and need to feed at least oncebefore each moult takes place.Reactions to bed bug bites can vary from a severe allergicreaction to no reaction at all. In most cases the reaction occurs a couple of hours later and people allergic to bed bug bites may notice red swellings around the area that is bitten.

Treating a bed bug infestation requires a professional pest control company At Sykes Pest Control our technicians have the knowledge and access to professional use products that are not available to the general public.

How to get rid of fleas?

Fleas are a parasitic insect that live on the exterior of their host and feed exclusively on the blood of mammals and birds. The most common species is the cat flea which can feed on cats, dogs and humans. Fleas are a wingless insect that travels from one place to another by jumping and can in fact jump as high as 8" vertically. Fleas go through 4 life cycle stages, egg, larvae, pupa and adult Adult fleas must feed on blood before they can become capable of reproduction. An adult female that has consumed a full blood meal will begin to produce between 20 and 30 eggs a day. Underideal conditions it may be possible for her to produce between 2000 and 8000 eggs during her lifetime.

Due to the rapid rate of reproduction flea infestation can occur at a very alarming rate. Fleas feed on the blood of their host by injecting piercing mouth parts through the skin. Fleas are known to bite humans as well as animals and birds and can cause health problems to all that come into contact. Flea bites are itchy, sometimes painful and can lead to infection. Fleas have been known to transmit diseases such as Murine Typhus and carry tapeworm that can be passed to both humans and domestic animals. 
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Spotting a flea problem early makes eradicating them much easier and you may be able to avoid an infestation It is important to treat your home as well as your pets in order to solve the problem completely As long as your pet or home has fleas the cycle will continue. 
At Sykes Pest Control we receive many calls from customers
asking how to get rid of fleas, we have the knowledge and experience with dealing with flea infestations. Our technicians are fully trained with access to professional use insecticides that are not available to the general public.
How to get rid of fleas? Call us on 
01274 753 170, 07796 615 260 or 01133 229 078 for affordable and effective rat removal, flea control and wasps nest removal across Cleckheaton and surrounding areas
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