Don’t let the Bed Bugs bite
Bedbugs are parasitic insects that prefer to feed on human blood. The name ‘Bedbug’ comes from the pests preferred and most common habitats, places with beds and other areas where people may sleep. They are mainly active at night, when the suitable host is sleeping and immobile.
Where are Bed Bugs found?
Bedbug infestations have become very common in Sydney in recent times and are often picked up and transported to new places via travel activities. They have become major pests of hotels, motels, hostels, planes, trains, boats, private homes and apartments. They have also been found in restaurants, cinemas, buses, camper-vans and even private cars. With people travelling the world and Australia everyday in large numbers, Bed bugs are very easily transported around in personal belongings undetected until they start feeding on their next victim.
What are the health issues with Bed Bugs
Their bites cause irritation and even allergic reactions. They are not known to be vectors for disease even though they are known to carry disease organisms.
How can Bed Bugs be controlled?
In pest control, Bed bugs are one of the hardest pests to effectively treat and control. Bed bugs are very elusive and usually nocturnal. They have a very fast reproductive capability, allowing their populations to grow very quickly and can survive for long periods without feeding. Adults grow to about 4-5mm and lodge themselves into dark cracks and crevices often going unnoticed in their hiding places such which typically include folds of mattresses, coils of springs, upholstery of chairs, cracks in furniture and other many other similar items which may be stored close to a host. They lodge their tiny eggs into similar hiding places making them also very hard to detect.
How do I know if I have Bed Bugs in my home?
When inspecting for a potential bed bug infestation, our highly trained Bed bug Management Technicians are looking for several tell tale signs. These will include live Bed bugs, eggs, faecal spotting, blood smears on linen and furnishings, moults and bite symptoms on a victim. These indicators can be very hard to identify to the untrained eye, which is why if you suspect you have a Bed bug infestation at your residence, don’t try to diagnose and treat it yourself. This will often be near impossible to do effectively. We have a vast understanding of this pest and will develop an integrated pest management strategy which will effectively manage your problem.
How are Bed Bugs treated?
When treating a Bedbug infestation, it is essential to identify every hiding place in the residence that the Bed bugs are using. Such an inspection will take some time to complete. If all hiding places aren’t found, it is very unlikely that the treatment will be successful. Once all these locations are identified and the full extent of the infestation is known, the treatment plan can be put together. More often than not, more than one treatment will be required to control this pest using a combination of both chemical and non-chemical methods.
If you suspect you have a problem with Bed bugs or wish to seek further information on these nasty little pests, call Amalgamated Pest Control Sydney and speak with one of our Technical Supervisors.