Don’t doze off just yet, an army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night. In Australia, there has been an increase in the number of bed bug infestation by 5000% since the year 1999.
BED BUG CONTROL MELBOURNE, BED BUGS EXTERMINATION
WHAT BED BUGS DO
Although bed bugs can harbour diseases in their bodies, transmission to humans is considered highly unlikely. For this reason, they are not considered dangerous unless a person is allergic to them. However, their presence can be distressing and their bites can be highly irritating.
PAINLESS BUT ITCHY BITE
Bed bugs have highly developed mouthparts that can pierce the skin. Their bite is painless but becomes itchy and swells into a reddened wheal. Unlike the random pattern of bites made by mosquitoes, bed bugs tend to leave orderly rows.
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects found all over the world. They are nocturnal parasites, which means they rest during the day and are active at night. They feed on the blood of humans. Bed bugs prefer to hide in bedding and on mattresses where they have ready access to a source of food.
SOLVING THE PROBLEM
A Pest Police Australia technician can determine the extent of the infestation, then use registered insecticides to kill the bed bugs. Repeat visits may be necessary to ensure all bed bugs at various stages of the lifecycle have been eradicated.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Good hygiene practices, such as frequent house cleaning, should help to prevent any further infestations. However, vacuuming immediately after treatment should be avoided to ensure that the residual insecticide is not removed. For more information, we’re just a phone call away.