Bed bugs feed on blood of a human host, causing red irritating marks or lumps. Bed bug bites can however survive for up to a year without feeding. Bed bugs do not spread disease but can cause sleep disturbance, skin irritation and distress.

The SCH Better Places team have the technical knowledge and use of specialised products and equipment not available to the general public.

Residential customers in Solihull can call Solihull Council’s Connect service on 0121 704 8000 to book an appointment, commercial customers can fill out an online form or call 0121 779 8900.