Bed Bugs | Facts | Symptoms | Treatments

Bed bugs Sydney has all the information you need to know about bed bugs, bed bug control,bed bug pest control,the history of bed bugs, bed bug bites, bed bug symptoms and D.I.Y bedbug pest control treatment by Gerard Dallow from Micropest  pest control Sydney.

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Its now the September and spring is finally here and like always this time of year there is an increase of bed bug infestations. Its the the beginning of the holiday season and some unfortunate folks bring back some unwanted guests in their luggage. The biggest tell tale sign you have bed bugs is rather large bites the same size as a mosquito bites that itch like hell for seven to nine days.

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Micropest pest control has being servicing the people of Sydney for bed bug control for over thirteen  years and all our pest control operators have being in the pest control industry for over twenty five years. Our bed bug pest control operators are all very highly trained, fully licensed, insured and utilize safe, effective and pet friendly bed bug Sydney pest control treatments. Micropest provides a twelve month guarantee for most bed bug control treatments.

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Bed Bugs: what you need to know.

Bed bugs may be small, but as anyone who has suffered from a bedbug infestation knows, their bite is worse than their bark. And despite a reported decline in their numbers worldwide some decades ago, bed bugs are experiencing an unwelcome resurgence. Unfortunately densely populated, tourist-friendly areas such as Sydney offer the perfect habitat for these small pests. Bed bugs are mainly distributed around the world by hitching a ride on tourists clothing and baggage.

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What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are nocturnal small crawling insects that feed on blood and are attracted to you by body warmth and the carbon dioxide exhaling out of your lungs. Measuring a mere 4-mm in length,bed bugs are flat and oval, they're also quick and agile, and can easily man oeuvre themselves into hard-to-reach places. If left alone the bed bugs will generally live within one and half meters from your head where you sleep at night but they are also very common in the couch.Bed bugs can hibernate for up to a year without a blood feast and a female bed bug can produce several eggs on a daily basis. There are several varieties of bedbugs, but it's the common bed bug that is mostly widely found throughout Sydney.

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Where are bed bugs found?

Bed bugs thrive in warm temperatures, and are drawn to dark, sheltered locations close to their hosts. Although bed bugs tend not to live on a host, they often seek shelter close to sleeping areas. They may be found in or around a mattress, bedclothes, wooden bed frames, wallpapers, textiles and carpets, and in crevices or cracks in walls or floorboards. Because bedbugs can be easily unknowingly transported via suitcases and bags, infestation is an ongoing problem.

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What are the symptoms of a bedbug infestation?

Bed bugs can cause a variety of symptoms in their hosts. Although some people are unaffected by bed bug bites, others can experience severe itching and discomfort. Welts and inflammation are an issue for some individuals, and severe infestation can lead to painful blistering. Prophylaxis can occur in severely allergic individuals, and asthmatics may find that a bedbug infestation can trigger an attack.

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Dealing with bed bugs.

Because ongoing exposure to bed bugs can result in increasingly severe reactions, finding a qualified pest controller in Sydney is essential. Licensed pest controllers are able to identify the type and origin of infestation, and eradicate bed bugs from both visible and hidden areas using an approved pesticide. Once the infestation has been controlled, steps can be taken to reduce the recurrence of bed bug infestation by sealing infestation-prone areas and applying an ongoing treatment against bed bugs.

If you suspect you’re sharing your home with unwelcome guests, speak to us today to arrange a bed bug solution.

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The History of Bedbugs.

Bedbugs have a long history, having been mentioned as far back as during Aristotle's time in Ancient Greece. Bed bugs were also mentioned by Pliny of Ancient Rome, and mentions of bed bugs occur also in 11th Century German texts, 13th Century French texts, and 16th Century English texts.

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Bed bugs in more recent history.

However, mentions of bed bugs only became extremely widespread during the early 18th Century. During this time, bed bug problems were documented by American sailors and travellers returning from Europe to North America. Written accounts by sailors and passengers complain of the irritation caused by bed bug bites arising from infestations on sailing ships.

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Managing bed bugs

Early efforts to manage bed bugs included using plants, insect extracts, fungi, and oils and herbs to deal with infestations. Certain types of ash and dusts were also used, as were special protective panels that were placed around beds and other commonly infested areas.

Widespread efforts were made to eradicate bedbugs in the early- to mid- 20th century using pesticides such as DDT, which was the pesticide of choice during the 1940s. These approaches helped reduce bed bug numbers, but after their use was discontinued due to health concerns, bed bug numbers rose once more.

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Bed bugs today

In recent years, bed bugs have experienced a renaissance, and there have being increased concerns about the prevalence of bed bug infestations around the world. Bed bugs are often an issue in high-density transient populated areas such as Bondi or Sydney C.B.D because of increased domestic and global travel has helped encourage infestations. One example is the prevalence of bed bugs during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games: during this time a number of outbreaks were reported by visitors and locals alike.I have being in the pest control industry for over twenty eight years and was lucky to come across bed bugs once a year back in the ninety's, but after the Olympic games they steadily increased to plague proportions.

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With bed bugs still an issue around the world today, there has been increased demand for specialist bed bug eradication. Micropest licensed specialists use a variety of condoned approaches to help eradicate bed bugs from homes and commercial buildings, and we can provide advice on how to reduce the likelihood of re-infestation. If you're struggling to manage bedbugs in your home, consider employing the services of a Micropest bed bug control specialist.

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