Australian Bed Bug Infestations are a major problem
Bed Bug infestations are a recognised major problem in Australia. There has been a 5,000% increase since the year 1999. Today, Bed Bugs have spread beyond the bedroom and are now present in places such as shops, hospitals, waiting rooms, offices, accommodation, public transport, planes, cinemas…
Failure to adequately manage Bed Bug outbreaks has led to the release of a national code of practice to improve pest management. There is a call out for better education and due diligence amongst the community for regular inspection, prevention and treatment of Bed Bug outbreaks.
Whilst there is no evidence to show that Bed Bugs transmit infectious disease, life threatening anaphylaxis may occur in a minority of cases where people show signs of severe allergy. Skin rashes and interrupted sleep patterns are a frequent complaint.