Bed bug & Flea Removal Services

We provide expert flea and bed bug removal services in Bradford, Leeds & surrounding West Yorkshire areas. Effectively treating and removing an infestation of bed bugs or fleas requires a professional pest control company. At Sykes Pest Control our technicians have all the knowledge, experience and access to professional products that are not available to the general public.

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 are 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.

As bed bugs have the 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.

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 blood meal.
Immature bed bug nymphs moult 5 times before reaching adulthood and need to feed at least once before each moult takes place.

Reactions to bed bug bites can vary from a severe allergic reaction 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.

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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. Under ideal 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. 

Areas Covered

We provide pest control services in Cleckheaton and anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Leeds

Bradford

Wakefield

Huddersfield

Dewsbury

Cleckheaton

Birstall

Brighouse

Batley

Surrounding West Yorkshire areas

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Bradford: 01274 753 170 - Leeds: 01133 229 078 - Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Call us on
Bradford: 01274 753 170
Leeds: 01133 229 078
Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

What Our Clients Say

At Sykes Pest Control, we offer quality pest removal services. You can rely on us to remove rats, bees and more. Check our customer reviews below to see what our customers have to say about us.

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Paulette Calvert
Paulette Calvert
08:08 27 Aug 20
Fantastic service Danny was a great guy he rang next day to make sure I was happy highly recommend
Rob Beange
Rob Beange
13:30 17 Aug 20
Really good service at short notice. No extra charge for Sunday appointment which I think is great. Will definitely use... again.read more
Neil Morritt
Neil Morritt
09:43 15 Aug 20
A wasps nest in porch void and cladding. Having used Daniel before contacted again. We arranged for the following... afternoon. A quick blast of powder and problem solved. Great communication before and follow up. Would recommendedread more
Philip Jarvis
Philip Jarvis
19:40 07 Aug 20
We had a wasps nest which was being accessed underneath some UPCV cladding above the back door. The wasps initially... didn’t pose a problem but suddenly increased in number and started to dive bomb and attack whenever we went out.Danny Sykes visited us the same day I called. 5 minutes and a good blast of dry powder later, job done. No more wasps!It’s great to be able to walk outside without ducking down in an attempt to avoid angry wasps. Money well spent.read more
Craig Crosswell
Craig Crosswell
17:05 04 Aug 20
Rang Sykes after reading reviews and they came within a few hours. Had some scrating in a stud wall. They confirmed it... was rodents. They offered me all the options and advised what needed to be done for each.The work was completed very fast and with little mess. They then checked all around my property to make sure no other problems. The price was very good for the work done. I asked about a couple of other things (ants & slugs) & instead of taking more money from me, gave me good advice instead.Overall great honest, professional work. Highly recommend. 5 star serviceread more
Catherine Glover
Catherine Glover
19:16 03 Aug 20
Daniel was brilliant. Any issues you are having please call this company.Nothing is too much trouble for him.... Professional Prompt and very reasonable rates.Many thanks Daniel.read more
shaidattari1
shaidattari1
12:30 30 Jul 20
Had a wasp problem. Giving 1 hour waiting time. The guy came and did what he had to do and the problem was sorted.... Within 2 hours we were wasp free again. Brilliant job and very competitive rate. You won't find many that are better or cheaper than Sykes pest control. Many thanks again guys.read more
Kate Mccann
Kate Mccann
18:44 27 Jul 20
Absolutely fantastic service, was out immediately after I informed them about a wasps nest in my cavity. Cavity was... treated and left clean and tidy. Couldn't recommend them enoughread more
Cookie s
Cookie s
10:11 23 Jul 20
Hired to get rid of a wasps nest. Came, had a look, got right to it and problem sorted quickly. No messing about. Also... really competitive rates too! Would definitely hire again for any future pest issuesread more
Any Name
Any Name
20:12 16 Jul 20
Got our wasp problem sorted same day. Good job too because my husband started thinking he could do it himself. They... came and sorted it quick enough that the hubby didn't have chance to make it worse lolread more
Nick Torrano Harling
Nick Torrano Harling
18:21 06 Jul 20
Danny of Sykes Pest Control is the man you need to ring if you have pest problems. He is very professional,... knowledgeable, and honest. You'll get a lot better service from him than the big commercial pest control companies. I have no problem in recommending him to anybody.read more
June Burton
June Burton
15:34 30 Jun 20
Reported a wasps nest on Sunday, Monday he attended solved the problem in one visit. Would highly recommend, nice man,... knowledgeable, polite, value for money and on time what more can you ask.read more
Mehnaz Nasreen
Mehnaz Nasreen
13:32 30 Jun 20
Fantastic guy and excellent service. Very competitive price. Came back third time to see if the problem was sorted... without any extra charge. I would highly recommend.read more
Terry
Terry
10:09 28 Jun 20
Expert, efficient and prompt. First class service recommend to anyone
fatema gardee
fatema gardee
14:55 17 Jun 20
Absolutely fantastic. We had a tree bee problem up on the guttering. Received various quotes averaging £110. This one... was by far the cheapest at £65, so naturally, we were a bit dubious wondering whether Sykes would do the job properly with them being half the price of others. However, the chap was fantastic. Came promptly and was very honest, he actually said the bee problem would go away itself in around 4 weeks if we wanted to save our money. We contemplated leaving them alone but decided 4 weeks is a long time as the kids refuse to go out in the garden with bees swarming over. After the pest controller sprayed some stuff, sods law, it started pouring down and the rain didn't stop for 4/5 days! We were worried the chemicals that he had sprayed would get washed away but we've had a few days of dry weather now and haven't seen any bees so it appears whatever he sprayed worked.Lovely, lovely chap. Honest, reliable and very knowledgeable. I hope we never need the service again! But if we do, would definitely use Sykes. Thank you.read more
Christopher Worsley
Christopher Worsley
14:30 12 Jun 20
Sykes pest control came on time to discuss my squirrel problems, he then came on a daily basis to remove the pest(s)... until satisfied that all was caught. He was very knowledgeable, would have no qualms in using sykes again and without hesitation would recommend. Thank you.read more
Thomas Patrick Mary O'Donovan
Thomas Patrick Mary O'Donovan
16:40 31 May 20
Excellent service from Daniel, very knowledgable, reassuring and professional. I think this guy could tackle any pest... problem. I highly recommend.read more
Shadwell Tandoori
Shadwell Tandoori
14:29 22 May 20
Excellent service. Came and sorted my squirrel infestation out promptly. Amazing value compared to other quotes I... received. Highly recommendedread more
George Norris
George Norris
14:29 14 May 20
Rang on the Monday morning and came Tuesday morning. Very knowledgable and could see the problem straight away. Dealt... with our problem straight and even came the following week to follow up. Fast, efficient and very effective. Would highly recommend, thanks again!read more
Ali Kilner
Ali Kilner
12:38 11 May 20
Danny was really quick to respond to my enquiry online and able to attend to our bee problem the next day. On arriving... was quick to get straight on with the job at hand helpfully taking away most of the bees and dealing the last remaining stubborn few who didn’t want to leave. Overall a great professional service and if I had another pest problem I’d not hesitate to call on him again. Thanks Danny.read more
anita pullan
anita pullan
11:40 04 May 20
Sykes Pest Control have done a great job to get rid of the squirrels in our loft.After many nights of not getting much... sleep due to banging noises in our loft,Danny came to rescue. He’s punctual, very professional and gives the right advice on what needs to be done.Not only has he got rid of the squirrels and saved us lots of damage being done to the loft, he has also fixed the hole they were using to get in. His work is great and too of a very high standard. Would definitely recommend him .Thank you so much Danny!read more
Naomi Delashley
Naomi Delashley
17:51 29 Apr 20
Rang up over a week ago as I had rats in my shed and around it danny came out that same day and treated the issue was... so happy with the service and how friendly Danny is... came back to check I wouldn’t come across any dead as I’ve been a frantic mess especially with having kiddies and just generally gone above and beyond! Highly recommend and will use again if I ever need to thank you 🙂read more
Ahmed
Ahmed
20:16 27 Jan 20
Great service by Danny. Very Competitive price and great professionalism throughout.Thank you for your help
Gotyasize Fighting Fit
Gotyasize Fighting Fit
22:08 07 Jan 20
This man is brave 👏🏻👍🏽Fast response, great service all round. Danny came to my house, identified rat... problem and put poison down. Came back a week later to block all the entrances and routes for rats. Very professional and well experienced. Strongly recommend using Danny for any pest issues.read more
amir mushtaq
amir mushtaq
16:12 10 Dec 19
Fantastic guy. Found a rat in my house. Danny came round found where the rat got in placed some rat poison. Haven't... seen the rat since. He came back 14 days later to seal entry point for rat. Lovely guy. Knows what he's talking about and has 26 years experience. Would highly recommend.read more
Keith Naylor
Keith Naylor
08:27 02 Oct 19
Fast effective treatment of wasps nest at very reasonable price. Would highly recommend Sykes Pest Control.Don't... struggle like I did for days trying to do the job yourself. Call Danny at Sykes Pest Control for fast expert treatment and quick peace of mind.read more
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