Heat Treatments and Canine Detection

This is a highly specialist arm of our ability to treat and control bed bugs in particular, though it should be noted heat treatments can be used to successfully treat a wide range of insect pests. Over the past 15 years the incidence and spread of bed bugs has been increasing at an exponential rate. There are a myriad of reasons for this to include an increase in air travel, known resistance to approved insecticides to name just two but in truth no one really knows. However what is certain is this problem is here to stay for the foreseeable future and the traditional reliance of insecticidal applications as the only form of treatment is unsatisfactory.

We have taken the decision to offer an integrated system which is designed to detect and then eradicate the infestation at its earliest stage thereby minimising our risk of litigation and minimising your liability.

This system which incorporates recent innovations of heat treatments and canine detection is NOT designed to replace insecticidal treatments but rather to be incorporated as a total package.

Heat Treatments

The purpose of this work is to control hidden infestations of bed bugs that are inaccessible to conventional insecticidal treatments. Such treatments are backed up by an extremely detailed Risk Assessment and Method Statement and the essence of the work is to maintain temperatures of 52 C for a critical time period which has the effect of denaturing the proteins and enzymes essential for the survival of the target insect pest.


    Canine Detection

    This extremely interesting innovation is an essential tool in the business of preventing the spread of bed bug infestations. All dogs are trained specifically to the unique scent of live bed bugs and their eggs. They are capable of surveying 300 rooms in one day and are proven to be 90% accurate in detecting infestations.

    Our modern and innovative approach, to a complex and ever increasing problem.



    • With more than 100 years experience in and around London
    • Contracts with corporate, commercial and public sectors
    • We offer a strategic approach to service delivery.
    • Awarded with the quality and environmental accreditations
    • The Company maintains formal Health and Safety systems
    • Holding £10M public liability insurance


    ‘LSH have used CitySpec for 4 years and have always found their service to be head and shoulders above their peers. Every instruction is attended to promptly and accompanied by a detailed survey report with options and costs incorporated. CitySpec have handled a multitude of pest problems for us from preventative monitoring and baiting to addressing problems caused by pigeons, seagulls & more...

    Colin R Mitchell Lambert Smith Hampton

    'Having previously worked with CitySpec, I decided to introduce them to Abokado. We have been working with CitySpec for around a year. No regrets at all. The guys work with us to ensure our shops are maintained at the highest of standards. This is reflective of our ever improving high EHO ratings. A real pleasure to work with these guys.'

    Richard Zivkovic
    Operations Director

    'Cityspec have always proven to be very reliable and give great practical advice whenever needed. They are one of our trusted suppliers and we are very happy with the service they provide and would not hesitate to recommend them to others'

    Elizabeth Bryant, Operations & Finance Support Manager Urban Leisure Group

    'Qube has worked with City Spec, on behalf of our Clients, for a number of years now and have always found them to be responsive and importantly informative about pest control issues. The team members are always quick to respond and friendly and through that we have built an excellent working relationship...'

    Andrew Harding DMS MCMI MIRPM AssocRICS Qube Property Management

    'Cityspec have been exclusively looking after our hotel for over 10 years. It is the longest association that we have had with any supplier to our business in any area of our business for the simple reason that they are extraordinarily good – The level of service, care, costings , response time etc that they have provided are without equal..'

    Mr Bobby Jajbhay Henley House Hotel, London, SW5

    'The pest control business is littered with companies making promises and hidden charges, fortunately Cityspec are not one of those companies. Cityspec are a company that I have great faith in, they are reliable, good at their job and offer great service for an excellent price...'

    Mr Narrinder Parkcrest Properties

    'Cityspec Specialist Pest Management Solutions Ltd are our appointed pest controllers in all the residential properties that this firm manage. Their expertise has proved invaluable and we have found them to be professional, efficient and accommodating to our needs...'

    Esther Norris Residential Lettings
    • About CitySpec

      Our experience teaches us the needs and expectations of each client differs considerably. For this reason we take the utmost care to tailor our services to suit individual requirements. We aim to exceed expectations by concentrating on safe working practises, responsiveness, key performance indicators and partnering with our clients.

      Bringing together a specialist management team with over 100 years experience of providing and managing a total range of services to the corporate, commercial and public sectors throughout the UK.

      Rodent Control, Rodent Proofing, Insect Control and Bird Control covering London and surrounding areas.

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      Marshall House, 124 Middleton Rd, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6RW

      020 8687 4206