Bed Bug Infestation and Treatment Case Study – Wandsworth, South West London.

It has been eight weeks since you arrived home to your Wandsworth flat in South West London, after a holiday in New York. Within weeks of arriving home you had started to get the odd bite on your body. Nothing major, you thought at the time, putting it down to being late summer and probably mosquitos. Some days there were no new bites, so you didn’t think much more of it, getting on with your busy life in Wandsworth.

Over time the frequency of the bites increased, always appearing in the morning. You started to notice spots of blood on the bed sheets as well. It is now that alarm bells start to ring in your head. Am I allergic to something? Am I sick? Being a sensible person you visit your local GP surgery in Wandsworth. The GP after establishing you don’t have a dog or cat, rules out fleas. The verdict, suspected case of Bed Bugs.

“I’m a clean person” you say to yourself. I wash my sheets, vacuum and clean my flat regularly. How has my Wandsworth flat become infested with Bed Bugs? After doing some research on the internet (Wandsworth council pest control bed bugs) you are reassured to learn cleanliness has nothing to do with getting Bed Bugs. They probably hitched a ride in your suitcase from the hotel you stayed in recently.

Frantically you pull the sheets off your bed. With a picture of a Bed Bug on your phone, you hunt for the the nasty biting culprit. It does not take you long to find a couple of Bed Bugs, hiding out in the seam of the mattress. Almond shaped insects about 5 to 6mm long clinging to the mattress. Disgusted by the sight of them, you leave the room in a hurry.

What next? You consider ordering some DIY products from the internet, but remember what happened when you tried to fix the sink. Does my local taxes, paid to the local council Wandsworth, provide a free service for Bed Bugs? Unfortunately not. Not wanting to make the Bed Bug situation worse, you opt for getting the professionals in. After talking to one of your Wandsworth neighbours. Indigo Pest Control is recommended to eradicate the Bed Bug infestation. So you phone them up and book an appointment to have your bedroom treated. The person on the phone reassures you, the problem Bed Bugs can be removed. A list of preparation instructions is provided. This includes removing bedding, clothing and sealing them in thick plastic bags. Practical advice is given not to move objects from the bedroom to other rooms, without sealing them in thick plastic. This is to stop the infestation spreading throughout the flat.

The day of the treatment arrives. You have to be out of the property for six hours after which time the flat is completely safe to return to. The Technician from Indigo Pest Control is very professional, positively identifying the Bed Bugs. You show him the one you had been asked to stick to some sticky tape as evidence.

A risk assessment is carried out, which includes checking there are no fishtanks or pets in the property. The Pest Control Technician explains which product he is going use in the property. These included an insecticide to quickly kill the biting pests, an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) to stop any Bed Bug Eggs or Bed Bug Nymphs from developing into adult Bed Bugs and finally a long lasting insecticide. It is these professional use only products that give the pest controller the edge over the Bed Bug compared to DIY products available in Wandsworth shops. These DIY products often have poor quality ingredients, that don’t last long enough. A resident often kills a few Bed Bugs with DIY sprays and powders but is unable to deal with the hidden eggs and nymphs and within days or weeks the infestation has returned. This is where the knowledge and professional use only products, the trained pest controller has at his disposal, help to win the war on Bed Bugs in Wandsworth.

The pest controller will return to your Wandsworth home in 14 days to inspect and carry out the second treatment. A huge weight is taken off you mind, to know the situation is being resolved. In the meantime you have been advised to carry on as normal, sleeping in the affected bedroom and washing the bedding regularly. Vacating the room after the treatment, to sleep in another room, could make the situation worse be spreading the Bed Bugs to other rooms or making them less active which could prolong the process of eradication.

The next morning after the pest controller did his stuff, NO MORE BITES. In the following days you may find the odd dead or dying Bed Bug. By the time the Pest Control Technician revisits there is no live bed bugs to be found. On the follow up visit the pest control technician explains the need to apply a further long lasting insecticide.

Several weeks have passed since the last visit from the pest controller in Wandsworth and not a Bed Bug or bite in sight.

What our customers say...

Reviews left by our customers on google.co.uk

Very good service. They know what they are doing and they do it well. For us it was dealing with wasps. I would definitely use them again if we had a similar problem.
Nigel Marsh
Nigel Marsh
1721295863
I discovered a wasp nest on Friday evening, contacted Indigo at the weekend - received a prompt reply and by Tuesday afternoon (my choice of slot) everything had been sorted. The technician was on time, polite, friendly, informative and extremely efficient. He made sure that we (and our cat) were safe and left the site tidier than it was when he arrived.Extremely impressed and will definitely use Indigo again.
Pippa Holloway
Pippa Holloway
1721228439
I had a rodent in the house for 5 days. I called a pest control company, they said they would attend the property, I waited the entire day to be let down at the last minute. When I called indigo they were very professional, arrived when they said they would. The technician Christian was so professional and efficient. By the end of the day that he attended the property the problem was solved. Thank you so much Christian and indigo. I highly recommend
Maria Ines
Maria Ines
1706548803
Had a rat fall into my enclosed basement garden and get trapped. Phoned them up after googling, the call handler explained the process and quoted a fair price. The guy turned up an hour and a half later and removed the rat efficiently and quickly. Very professional, friendly, honest and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Andrew
Andrew
1701383766
Excellent, friendly professional company. Christian surveyed the problem, organised his equipment and the nasty little wasp nest was history. If it’s a wasp nest you need removing then these are the guys to contact!
Gordon Phillips
Gordon Phillips
1688061422
Imagine my horror when I found mouse droppings in my kitchen. I am so glad I used Indigo as they are wonderful. This simply super young man called Luke visited. He knew exactly what to do, laid poison and three visits later the mice have gone. He was able to work out where they were coming in and blocked up their entrance. Luke was fantastic and his mother should be very proud of him. A lovely person and in my eyes his employer should be glad to have him representing his company. I can not recommend this company more highly.
Belinda Stone
Belinda Stone
1670423644
Great service from Alex. He was on time, quick and efficient and was able to get rid of the wasp nest in one visit. He was also very informative and explained the process step by step - would highly recommend.
Emma Everid
Emma Everid
1656483727
Had mice in my kitchen, office was very helpful in booking me in quickly.The guy that turned up was very knowledgeable and helped solve the problem of where they were getting in. Also followed all covid precautions.100% reccomendPROBLEM SOLVED
J Wells
J Wells
1645574030
I would highly recommend this company! From Vanessa, whom I initially dealt with on the phone, to Louis who came to the house and banished all traces of the wasps; I was so impressed with their professionalism, their willingness to explain their processes and their knowledge of all things wasp! Delighted I found and used this company and will definitely turn to them again if I need any pests removed.
Kirsty O'Shea
Kirsty O'Shea
1631042104
We’ve been using indigo pest control for mice problems last 5,6 years. Because our house is old, a mouse strayed into home sometimes.when I called Alex and his team quickly turned up and do the fantastic job!I highly recommend indigo pest control for good honest service!
yoko halkes
yoko halkes
1629258011
Been to my place on several occasions for different pest issues. Always professional and do a great job. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.
Louis from Indigo pest came to remove a wasps nest from the loft of my flat. He was quick, professional and put my mind at ease about the whole process. Would definitely recommend.
Tom Roe
Tom Roe
1628705482
Indigo were very helpful, respectful and genuinely wanted to help solve the rat problem I had. I felt they were really trustworthy. Thanks so much for your help.
Cathy Potter
Cathy Potter
1612463665
Alex is incredibly helpful on all matters pest - he has offered useful information over the phone without pushing unnecessary services or suggesting anything that isn't required. Alex is my go to for any pest control issues.
I requested a quote for fumigation of our rental property at the end of our lease. Alex responded almost immediately and informed me of a change in the law, making it illegal for landlords to request fumigation without evidence of infestation. We very much appreciated the information and his advice. Alex arranged for a visual inspection to be carried out, which confirmed no infestation - thereby saving us time and money. I highly recommend the company for their great communication and quick response.
Jane Vardy
Jane Vardy
1604313293
We had a problem with rodents tunnelling in the front garden, so we contacted Indigo because they were local, members of a trade association and had fantastic reviews. An appointment for inspection was made speedily and Christian the pest technician turned up within the given time window. He was very friendly and efficient and in a very short time discovered how the rodents were gaining access and quickly found a solution. Simple preventative measures were put in place the same day which was a huge relief. The charges were also reasonable and the whole experience was so reassuring. Thank you
P Benny
P Benny
1604251937
Had a problem with bed bugs coming in from the house next door. Indigo were very professional and knowledgeable over this type of issue. Would highly recommend their service.
Calum B
Calum B
1602949821
Well organised and easy to be in touch with Indigo on the phone. Easy to access high gutter and roof eaves above from the outside with a long pole. 2nd day and Wasp nest seems quiet now . Thanks. Charlotte
Thank you, Indigo, for your fast and effective response and action in regards to the wasp nest that has materialised in our front garden. Informative and pleasant exterminator. Learnt a lot about wasps!
Zsolt Karpati
Zsolt Karpati
1596217768
Alex and the team have been absolutely fantastic throughout. They have been reliable, reasonable incredibly thorough. They are highly professional in their practice. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
Indigo dealt with a wasp nest in our garden very swiftly and efficiently. And they were very good value. I would use them again every time. In fact, I volunteered my dog for any squirrel-related jobs they might have.
Alex and Luke dealt quickly with our problem which was (unfortunately) squirrels in our loft. They came within a day and resolved the problem after three visits, on the last one the hole allowing access into the loft was sealed. Thanks to them for their courteous and professional service.
Ian Hancock
Ian Hancock
1590329516
Very professional and knowledgable, and really helpful even after they had left the property. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and definitely recommend.
Lena Vartoukian
Lena Vartoukian
1581086625
Very professional and effective company. I have called them out on two separate occasions and both times they got results. They are extremely knowledgable and thorough whilst being very personable. Highly recommend
JENNIFER MARTIN
JENNIFER MARTIN
1575901726
They are very professional and quick!I call them they identify the nest under my roof, they fixed me and give me advice.Well done, I will call them again in case.
Federica C
Federica C
1570960396
Would I recommend Indigo Pest Control?YES 100% without hesitation. Alex and LukeAre both amazing and very professional. I had rats in my garden and now rat free thanks to them.Well done guys.
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