Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. They are usually active at night when people are sleeping.

Adult bed bugs have flat, rusty-red-coloured oval bodies, no wings and are about the size of an apple seed. They are big enough to be easily seen but hide in mattresses, box springs, bedding, cracks in furniture, floors or walls. When bed bugs feed they swell and become a brighter red colour. They can live for several months to over a year without feeding. They don’t jump or fly and they crawl and move about the same speed as an ant.

How to tell if you have bed bugs:

  • Small bugs or tiny white eggs in the crevices and joints of your mattress and furniture – use a bright torch to check for these.
  • Bites on your skin.
  • Tiny black spots on your mattress – this could be their dried poo.
  • Mottled bed bug shells – bedbugs shed their skin as they grow.
  • Blood spots on your sheets – these can occur if you squash a bug after it has fed.
  • An unpleasant, musty scent in your bedroom.

​​Day 2 Day Pest Control is fully qualified to undertake such in-depth treatments to eradicate and remove bedbugs from both residential and commercial properties. Our treatments enable us to attack the bed bug in all its life stages. We kill eggs, nymphs and adults capable of breeding. Please call us should you require a professional, Discreet service to eradicate your bed bugs without causing harm to you, your family, your pets or your customers.

Discuss your bed bug problems with one of our experts.


Our bed bug pest control treatment includes the following:

  • Full property spray.
  • Full survey & report on each visit.
  • Two visits to your premises.
  • Two different pesticide sprays to more effectively exterminate your problem (One used on each visit).

Future prevention methods:

  • Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate many hiding spots. The light color of the encasement makes bed bugs easier to see. Be sure to purchase a high-quality encasement that will resist tearing and check the encasement regularly for holes.
  • Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
  • Vacuum frequently to remove any successful hitchhikers.
  • Be vigilant when using shared laundry facilities. Transport items to be washed in plastic bags (if you have an active infestation, use a new bag for the journey home). Remove from dryer directly into bag and fold at home. (A dryer on high heat can kill bed bugs.)
  • Sealing cracks and crevices around baseboards, light sockets, etc., to discourage movement through wall voids.


We also supply an added service which we find very effective for those wanting immediate results in a particularly bad room. We can set off a chemical grenade that works its way into the crevices of the room releasing the bed bug killing pesticides. (This cannot be purchased as an individual treatment)

Require help with a pest problem?


Tel 0800 9750 053

Mobile 07387 752 060


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Day 2 Day Pest Control

1 Repton House, Repton Close

Basildon, ​Essex


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