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Bedbugs, Small Bloodsuckers
Bedbug, which is a bloodsucker that hides in the bedding and close by furnishings by day and attacks people for a blood meal during the night hours. Small bed bug populations are easier to control than large infestations. If bed bugs are discovered within a private residence, proper measures must be taken to eliminate the infestation.
A bed bug infestation can quickly escalate from a minor nuisance to a full-blown nightmare. Bed bugs can be transported on just about any item, including clothes, furniture and backpacks. Before entering your home, it is best to inspect yourself and personal items for bed bugs.
Know the signs of a bed bug problem, including itchy bites that were not present the night before, blood stains on sheets and black spots on mattresses, box-springs, walls and furniture near the bed. These stains are tiny drops of your blood that have been excreted by the bed bug.
- Due to the small size of bed bugs, they can travel easily through pipes, floorboards, carpets, mattresses, furniture, clothing and other types of clutter.
- Bed bugs tend to stay together so where there is one, there may be more.
- Common places to find bed bugs are in mattress seams, carpet edges, pillow cases, headboards and bed rails. Keep an eye out for bloodstains, droppings or eggs. Remember, spiders, mosquitoes, black flies and even poison ivy can leave itchy welts – not all bites are bed bugs!
- Adult bed bugs are brown and usually no bigger than a wheat grain, but when first born, they can be much smaller and transparent.
- Bed bugs mostly attacks people for a blood meal during the night hours, and often feed most heavily in the hours before dawn.
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Heat is the best weapon against bed bugs, but must be used correctly and safely. Placing clothing in a drier for 30 minutes on high heat will kill all stages of bed bugs. Steam machines can be used on certain types of furniture to kill bed bugs also.
Large bed bug infestations should be handled by a pest management professional. Bed bugs represent one of the greatest challenges to the pest management professional today. Control of this insect is not easy, and treatment plans are often costly. By following these recommendations and being conscious of bed bugs, you can effectively prevent these pests:
- Deny pests food, water and shelter by following good cleaning, sanitation and housekeeping practices.
- Minimise the risk of pests entering the premises by pest proofing the building.
- Improved hygiene and sanitation practices to ensure items such as second-hand furniture, luggage, clothing, etc, are checked prior to putting them into rooms.
Because bed bugs are nocturnal critters, they often hide out in dark spaces until feeding time. Bed bugs can inhabit anything from furniture to clothing, so an experienced pest control technician should thoroughly examine every part of the room to determine bed bugs and the extent of the infestation. Pesticides and steam power are then applied around contaminated areas to kill the bed bugs and their eggs. A pest-control service will require multiple visits to ensure complete eradication of bed bugs.
The best way to control bed bugs is through regular inspection. If you think you may have bed bugs, we offer complimentary inspections and will indentify the problem as well as prescribe a solution.
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Posted by PestAway Australia on 3rd May, 2012 | Comments
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