One pest you don’t want in your house or worse still in your bed is Bedbugs. The scary thing about these parasitic pests is that the thing that usually gives them away. That is the irritation that they cause to sleepers. Their bites cause irritation and can even cause allergic reactions.
Bedbugs are often picked up and transported to new places as a result travel activities.They are a major pests of hotels, motels, hostels, planes, trains, boats and private homes and apartments. With people travelling the world and country every day in large numbers Bedbugs are very easily transported around in personal belongings undetected until they start feeding on their next victim.
At present, we are treating these pests almost every day and are finding that they are definitely on the increase in domestic properties. A bad infestation was treated by one of our technicians in Surrey Hills last week. The owner of the home had been overseas and must have brought them back in her luggage. It’s unclear where exactly she picked them up. Could have been any of the hotels she stayed while overseas, she even could have picked them up from the plane. When luggage is stored together, this could and often is the case. She didn’t notice them until around a week or two after she returned to Australia.
The picture below shows the bedbugs hiding, as they do, under the bed ensemble. The fact that they spend most of their time hiding makes them an extremely hard pest to find and treat. There are dozens of bugs in this corner alone of all different life cycle stages. The thing with these pests is that they have to feed to grow. That means a blood meal. Not such an appealing insect when they are living in and around your bed.
How do you get rid of bedbugs?
In pest control, Bedbugs can be one of the hardest pests to effectively treat and control. Bedbugs 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. Bedbugs lodge themselves into dark cracks and crevices often going unnoticed in their hiding places such as the 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 very hard to detect also. When inspecting for a potential bed bug infestation, our highly trained Bedbug Management Technicians are looking for several tell-tale signs, live Bedbugs, eggs, faecal spotting, blood smears on linen and furnishings, moults, and bite symptoms. These indicators can be very hard to identify to the untrained eye, which is why if you suspect you have a Bedbug infestation at your residence, don’t try to treat it yourself, this will often be near impossible to do so effectively, call in the experts. We have a vast understanding of this pest and will develop an integrated pest management strategy which will effectively manage your problem.
Where do bedbugs live?
When treating a Bedbug infestation, it is essential to identify every hiding place in the residence that the Bedbugs 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. At Amalgamated Pest Control we physically remove as many eggs, young and adult bedbugs as possible using specialised vacuum technology then carefully, and effectively, apply treatment directly into the harbourages of these pests. These methods ensure both your safety and the bedbug infestation is controlled extremely effectively. In most cases we will offer a service warranty which helps you rest easy knowing that if the bedbugs come back, so will we.
If you suspect you have a problem with Bedbugs, call Amalgamated Pest Control Sydney and let us provide you with a guaranteed gone solution.