Bed bugs are insects from the genus Cimex that feed on human blood, usually at night. Their bites can result in a number of health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Bed bug bites may lead to skin changes ranging from invisible to small areas of redness to prominent blisters. Symptoms may take between minutes to days to appear and itchiness is generally present. Some individuals may feel tired or have a fever. Typically, uncovered areas of the body are affected and often three bites occur in a row. Bed bugs bites are not known to transmit any infectious disease. Complications may rarely include areas of dead skin or vasculitis.
How does City Pest Control deal with Bed Bugs?
We start by having a detailed look around the area the bed bugs. Bed bugs go everywhere and an expert needs to find them. After our Expert technicians have observed and made their decision a chemical will be applied to the area of contamination. The chemicals we place will be safe and ensure best contact for eradication. Unfortunately, it can take a couple of visits to ensure all bugs are removed. This can be expensive, but most clients are satisfied with the end result and it’s cheaper than buying a new mattress.
Are Bed Bugs dangerous?
Technically, bed bugs are not dangerous in the sense of transmitting diseases or in terms of direct fatalities or hospitalisations. However, they are pretty disgusting and will destroy your quality of life. Bed bugs feed on your blood at night and can actually go without food for several months. With a tiny length between 1mm – 7mm, they truly are little vampires!
How do Bed Bugs travel?
Bed bugs have been found in 5 star hotels across the world, so cleaning your room does not keep them away on its own. Scary as it sounds, and unlike other pests, bed bugs are attracted to you alone. They often live within 8 feet of where people sleep. They hide during the day and eat at night, when people are asleep and unable to protest. Bed bugs tend to travel with people from place to place, and are experts at hiding. They are commonly found in urban centres but are actually found everywhere due to their ability to travel with their unwitting human companions.
What tips can City Pest Control offer for preventing Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs prefer wood and carpet, where they live. Tiles and concrete are not hospitable to them. So you could leave your luggage in the bathroom before travelling. Wash all of your clothes before leaving and vacuum pack them. Remember to wash and dry at extremely high temperatures. Bed bugs can survive in temperatures up to 122 Fahrenheit. Vacuuming the room and the entire house is a great way to remove eggs of many pests. However, professional services are needed to get rid of them completely. Call City Pest Control for complete eradication of your bed bug issues. If a single bed bug is left alive, it will reproduce rapidly.
What are the symptoms of a Bed Bug infestation?
When a bed bug bites, they release both an anticoagulant and a form of anesthetic so the person does not know they have been bitten. You won’t know until a red mark appears on your arm 1 – 7 days later. You may also notice an odour in your bed or red spots on your mattress from their fecal material.
How intelligent are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are smart, methodical, and strong. They can live for several months without feeding and can survive in both freezing and sweltering conditions. They stay out of sight during the day time and come out to feast at night when they know humans are asleep due to their breathing pattern. They release an anesthetic when they feed so the human does not know he or she is being bitten. After feeding, they hide for 6 – 10 days before returning. Because they are so intelligent, you need smart treatment. Call us for the best bed bugs treatment in Canberra & Queanbeyan.
How does City Pest Control treat bed bugs?
The best way to treat bed bugs is with a typical insecticide. These bugs are not as serious as termites or rodents (they cannot collapse a building and they don’t transmit diseases). But they can really disrupt sleep and can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. They are also dirty in general. We provide a complete treatment for all of the relevant areas so your home is free from this particular pest.
For best bed bugs treatment in Canberra & Queanbeyan, call us now on 0407 909 118.
Quotes are free and your bed bug infestation will be quickly removed so you can get a good night’s rest.