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Micropest pest control two offices in Sydney, Chippendale pest control office which services the C.B.D of Sydney, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs and the Wahroonga pest control office which services the Northern Beaches, the Hills and upper and lower North Shore of Sydney.
Its now the August and we are in the middle of winter so the bed bugs have slowed down. They still will bite you in winter but not as readily as summer. 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 fourteen years and all our pest control operators have being in the pest control industry for over twenty nine years. Our bed bug pest control operators are all very highly trained, fully licensed, insured and utilise safe, effective and pet friendly bed bug Sydney pest control treatments.
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.
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.
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 are small, fast and agile they can be easily unknowingly transported via suitcases and bags.
What are the symptoms of a bedbug infestation?
Bedbugs 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. These bites can itch up-to nine days Prophylaxis can occur in severely allergic individuals, and asthmatics may find that a bedbug infestation can trigger an attack.
Dealing with bedbugs.
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 bed bug treatments.
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. Check your hotel room for bedbugs be-four you pay or stay. When in a hotel room live out of and unpack your bags in the bathroom rather than the bedroom where the bed bugs live. When you get home unpack your bags outside and never store your luggage under the bed or in your bedroom. Store in the garage.
If you suspect you’re sharing your home with unwelcome guests, speak to us today to arrange a bed bug solution.
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.
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.
Managing bed bugs
Early efforts to manage bedbugs 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.
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 nine 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.
With bedbugs 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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Wahroonga office offer a same day service if required at no additional cost in the following areas. Wahroonga, Pymble, Turramurra, Hornsby, Thornleigh, Westleigh, Pennant Hills, Waitara, Warrawee, Gordon and St Ives.
Chippendale office offer a same day service if required at no additional cost in the following areas. Chippendale, Redfern, Broadway, Ultimo, Pyrmont, Newtown, Enmore, Surrey Hills, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth Bay, Rozelle, Balmain, Lilyfield and Annandale.