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Gary! I said Bed BUGS, not Bed Pugs! Get out of the bed. 

“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite!” they say. They’re not bloody wrong! If you’ve been blessed by a case of the bed bugs, you sure as hell won’t be sleeping tight or alright!

Bedbugs are a common and terrible household pest that as indicated by their name are usually found where you sleep. Preferring fabrics and wood over plastic and metal; bedbugs can often be found in mattresses, bedlinen, bed headboards as well as carpets. Bedbugs are a real danger and can cause harmful rashes or skin infections, as well as sleep disturbances. Federal Pest Control provide safe and effective Pest Control for all types of Bedbugs in South East Queensland from Moreton Bay down to Northern Rivers.

4 Signs you have a bedbug problem

HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY OF THESE?

1. Red itchy bites

People don’t often consider bed bugs until they’ve left their mark. The appearance of flat, red welts in zigzag lines or small clusters is a key sign of bed bugs on humans. Bed bugs can also leave their bites in straight rows and, while they don’t spread diseases to humans, their bites are quite irritating and scratching them can lead to bleeding and infection.

2. Uncomfortable Nights

Bedbugs (just as the name suggests) are most often found in the bed, where humans spend their nights trying to sleep. So it makes sense that bed bugs are most active at night while humans are in bed with them. Being kept awake and irritated by bites is a sure sign that you should look into whether bedbugs are the problem.

3. Bloodstains on bedsheets

After bed bugs bite and feed on humans, they’ll leave behind blood stains that can look similar to small rust spots. These blood stains will usually be found near the corners and edges of the bed.

 

3. Bedbugs and Shedded skins

It’s possible you may find the culprits themselves in the stitching of mattress and in the base. Bed bugs also shed their skin, or molt, several times as they mature, so you may find their oval brown exoskeletons during your search.

 

Although bed bugs do not seem to be involved with any serious disease transmission, the bites of bed bugs at night can prove very irritating, even unbearable at times. They are blood suckers at all stages of their development, so a substantial infestation can lead to much biting and annoyance.

If you have been bitten by Bed Bugs while staying at home it is likely you do have a Bed Bug infestation. If you where bitten while travelling perhaps at a hotel or backpackers hostel it is likely that they have a Bed Bug infestation.

Signs that you may have a bed bug infestation include live bed bugs, cast skins, eggs, or dark spots of bed bug excrement or blood on bed sheets, mattresses, skirting boards or in cracks and crevices. Bed bug eggs are about 1mm in length, cream coloured and are laid in well hidden areas.Signs You may also notice bite marks on your skin.

Understandably no one want to have a Bed Bug Infestation!

How can I reduce the risk of Bed Bugs infesting my home or business?

Evidence shows that bed bugs are more commonly found in low cost short stay accommodation. however they can be found anywhere that people sleep including charter boats and trains. If you are travelling, you may want to consider spraying the exterior of your luggage with an aerosol insecticide, as this may kill bed bugs that have crawled onto your luggage during transit. Wherever possible, thoroughly inspect your luggage on arrival at your destination and look out for ‘signs of bed bugs’ (make this a link to the next article) wherever you stay.

If you think that you have a bed bug infestation, contact your licensed Federal Pest Control professional for treatment. Delay or failure to treat promptly and effectively may cause the infestation to spread, making control more difficult and expensive.

It will be necessary for the Federal Pest Control technician to thoroughly inspect the premises to identify all harbourages. After the initial treatment, follow up inspections are required, usually with repeated treatments to completely eradicate this pest.

Bed bug control is most effective when both chemical and non-chemical treatments are combined. It is advisable to discuss the bed bug treatment options with you Federal Pest Control professional pest manager.

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