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Bed bugs are becoming a significant problem in Brisbane and around the world. They spread easily, breed prolifically, and are difficult to treat.
The key to beating bed bug issues is to raise awareness of what to look for and deal with bed bug infestations promptly and effectively. Bed bugs are hard to find, requiring thorough inspection. Once you have an infestation, only specialised pest control treatment will rid your property of a bed bug problem.
IDENTIFYING BED BUGS
Adult bed bugs are 5mm long. They are flat, oval, and light brown before feeding. They become rounder and darker afterward. Bed bugs usually hide in cracks and crevices in your home in bedrooms during the day. They shelter in the seams of mattresses, in crevices in the bed frame, behind furniture surrounding the bed (especially the headboard) or where the wall meets the floor.
Bed bugs leave their shelters at night in search of warm bodies. They are attracted to the warmth of our bodies and the carbon dioxide we exhale.
An established bed bug infestation will leave dark or black stains on the mattress, the result of bedbug excreta. Such an infestation is also unpleasantly smelly. The smell is caused by alarm pheromones excreted by disturbed bed bugs.
Bed Bug Bites
Bed bugs feed on human blood. Though there is no evidence that these pests cause disease, bed bug bites are painless but very itchy.
Identifying bed bug bites isn’t easy because it is the body’s reaction to the bites that cause skin lesions and irritation. Irritants affect us differently. Bite patterns and timing offer the best insights into what caused them.
Bed bugs bite any area of the skin not covered by clothing, often around the ankles. Unlike flea bites, bed bugs bite have no red spot in the middle.
Treatment will soothe bed bug bites, though multiple bites can cause considerable distress and can lead to an itchy rash or even eczema.
How Bed Bug Infestations Happen
Bed bugs can’t fly, but they are fast movers. They can lay hundreds of eggs over their lifetime. Bed bug eggs are as small as a speck of dust, so it is unlikely you will even recognise them for what they are even if you see them.
Bed bugs travel around as passengers in your baggage clothes or bedding. They can fit into very narrow cracks in mattresses, bags, etc. They usually take up residence around the bed. As the bed bug infestation increases, they will take over other areas of the room or even move into adjacent rooms.
Bed bug infestations are particularly problematic in places that offer overnight accommodation.
Signs of a Bed Bug Problem
If you have a bed bug infestation, there will be evidence of the bed bug problem. Here are some of the signs
- Red, itchy bumps on exposed skin
- Blood stains on the linen
- Bed bug faeces or shed skin in the cracks harbouring the bed bugs
- A musty smell
If you think that you may have a bed bug infestation, you will have to look for further evidence by removing bedding and looking in the mattress seams, headboard, etc. If your suspicions are supported, contact a professional Brisbane bed bug control company trained in the extermination of bed bugs.
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Although bed bugs aren’t drawn to dirty rooms in your home, your bed bug removal starts with a big cleanup. You will have to put all your bedding and clothes in the washing machine. Give your mattress and carpets a thorough vacuum and immediately discard the vacuum bag in a plastic bag. Your bed bug treatments must be thorough and complete to eradicate bed bugs from your home.
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Sadly, washing and vacuuming will seldom completely rid your home of bed bugs. Usually, chemical treatment bed bugs is needed. You can’t use any pest control solution because poisonous bed bug pest control treatments could affect your health.