Bed Bugs | Facts | Symptoms | Treatments
Bedbugs.net.au has all the information you need to know about bed bugs, bed bug pest control, the history of bedbugs, bed bug bites and bed bug symptoms. Micropest pest control Sydney provides a twelve month service free warranty on most bed bug pest control treatments.
Bed Bugs Pest Control Price List.
Micropest pest control has two offices in Sydney. Chippendale office which services the C.B.D of Sydney, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs. Wahroonga office which services the Northern Beaches, the Hills and upper and lower North Shore of Sydney.
It's 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 welts the same size as mosquito bites that itch like hell for seven to nine days.
How to find Bed Bugs : Video.
This video will give you a better idea what bed bugs look like and how you can find them.
Micropest pest control Sydney has been servicing the people of Sydney for bed bugs for over fourteen years. All our operators have to been 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, efficient and pet-friendly bed bug pest control treatments.
Bed Bugs: what you need to know.
They 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 distributed around the world by hitching a ride on tourists clothing and baggage.
What are bed bugs?
Bedbugs are nocturnal small crawling insects that feed on blood. They are attracted by your body warmth and the carbon dioxide exhaling out of your lungs. Four millimetres in length, bed bugs are flat and oval, they're also quick and agile, and can easily manoeuvre themselves into hard-to-reach places.
If left alone the bed bugs will live within one and a half meters from your head where you sleep at night, but they are also very common on the couch. Bed bugs can hibernate for up to a year without a blood feast.The female bed bug can produce several eggs on a daily basis.
Where are bed bugs found?
Bed bugs thrive in warm temperatures, 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.
Found in or on 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 bed bug infestation?
Bedbugs can cause a variety of symptoms in their hosts. Although some people are unaffected, others can experience severe itching and discomfort. Bites and inflammation are an issue for some individuals, and a 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 can identify the type and origin of infestation, and eradicate them from both visible and hidden areas using an approved bed bug treatments.
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, remove your luggage outside and never store your luggage under the bed or in your room. Store in the garage.
The History of Bedbugs.
Bedbugs have a long history, as far back as during Aristotle's time in Ancient Greece. Pliny of Ancient Rome also mentioned them and mentions of bed bugs also occur 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 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 control bedbugs included using plants, insect extracts, fungi, and oils and herbs to deal with outbreaks, Certain types of ash, dust, unique protective panels placed on 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, after DDT use 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 infestations around the world.
They 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 some outbreaks were reported by visitors and locals alike. I had been 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 specialists. Micropest licensed experts use a variety of condoned approaches to help eradicate them from homes and commercial buildings.
We provide advice on how to reduce the likelihood of re-infestation. If you're struggling to manage bedbugs, consider employing the services of a Micropest bed bug pest control specialist.
Bed Bugs Pest Control Price List.
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Bed Bugs: Emails | Questions| Answers
1) I woke up on Saturday covered in small red bites. I have never got these before and have been sleeping on our mattress for three years. My partner is unaffected, but I have read that it does not affect everyone. We store our suitcases under the bed as you described and so I think this may be how we have got these all of a sudden. We hovered all around the bed, mattress and slats yesterday. While doing so, we found a couple of very small bugs like in your picture. I am hoping that we got them all, but I guess we cannot be certain. As we don't have a dryer, I will bring our linen to the cleaners to get washed.
We leave on holidays this Friday, and I was hoping I could get someone out to look at it ASAP.
1) Bed bugs ordinarily big red bites.
2) Never store your luggage under the bed.
3) A live host is needed for a month for a successful bed bug treatment.
2) I used your service well over a year ago for the place I was renting in Arncliffe.
I had Gerard come and spray the house plus put a protective BED BUG LOCK over my mattress.
I took the mattress some time after the pest control to my father's house where I stayed for a couple of months without any trouble with bites.
The mattress stayed at my father's for almost a year without being slept on and in a closed room which no one used.
I have since moved the mattress to a new place I am renting and have been using it for almost two months.
In the last couple days, I have had 2-3 little bites.
I am concerned it might be the bugs again and am paranoid about it!
Do you think it could be a problem to arise again if I am using the same mattress?
1) Bed bugs ordinarily big red bites.
2) Bed bugs cannot live for a year without a blood feed.
3) My girlfriend had a bit of a bed bug problem, and I am worried I have brought them back to my house. I haven't noticed any signs, though I have been bitten (could have been bitten at her place), but I am understandably paranoid.
What is the general cost for treatment? I only really have a mattress in my room, not much other furniture.
Bedbugs are like a very contagious decease, and the chances of you taking the bed bugs home from your girlfriend's house are highly likely.
4) Hi there. I have heaps of bites on me. Always scratching when I wake up and at night. I think I have bed bugs, but no one else in my family is suffering. I've looked all around my bed head, mattress and sheets for signs but unfortunately couldn't find any evidence. Please help!!
5) We spoke a couple of times early this week about my suspicions re having bed bugs. Thank you for your time and advice so far. I have continued to be bitten every night since and am having a hard time with it both from the intense physical itching and irritation, and the stress and resulting lack of sleep.
The problem is I have done a thorough search of the linen, mattress, frame and slats and found none of the evidence we have discussed: no bed bugs, casings, eggs or black spotting anywhere. I was awake from 3 am last night regularly checking the bed and found nothing!
Obviously, we would hate to have to spend $1000 on a service we might not need so am wondering whether you offer any assessment service where we could pay you to tell us more definitively what the problem is?
Alternatively (or also) I can send you photos of my bites, bed, mattress and frame to assist.
I appreciate your consideration of our current challenge and am desperately hoping you can help!
1) Bed bugs are not difficult to locate. I suggest you should consult a dermatologist.