Bed bugs are increasingly becoming a menace not just on commercial properties but in homes as well. These insects are tiny in size, but can completely destroy the comfort of your bed or sofas and will ruin your sleep as well. These creatures are very tiny and so difficult to spot. In addition, they have very flat bodies which make it easy for them to hide in the folds of mattresses and curtains, under carpets, in crevices of headboards, within electronic equipment and more.
They feed on blood of humans and animals, which is why they are generally found around beds and upholstered furniture etc. They are steady breeders and that are nocturnal in nature, which makes it difficult to spot the infestation until it’s too late. There are a number of different bed bug control products on the market but none of them are effective enough to permanently eliminate these critters.
This is primarily because the sprays or bed bug bombs only kill the bugs that the come in contact with the spray. The larvae and eggs that are deep inside crevices or hidden spots don’t get impacted and once they mature and hatch, they form new colonies of bed bugs in your home.
Bed bug facts
Even when professionals like the ones a Forensic Pest Control deal with bed bug infestation problems on clients’ properties, we recommend that repeat treatments be carried out for some time, based on the severity of the infestation.
Our expert technicians are trained to inspect and identify the presence of bed bugs and can offer the best possible solutions. The one way to deal with a bed bug infestation in a more effective manner is to spot the infestation before it gets out of control.
Here is some information that can prove to be helpful:
- These are reddish-brown, oval-shaped, flat bugs generally around 4-5 mm in length.
- They emerge from their hiding places only when they detect that their victim is asleep.
- Once they feed on your blood while you are asleep, they swell up in size and look more reddish in colour.
- They can easily survive for up to a year without any food, which is why bed bugs may exist even in vacant homes.
Signs of a bed bug infestation
- Look for signs like small brown spots on mattresses and sheets.
- They also shed their skin and you may be able to spot clusters of casings in the folds and crevices of mattresses.
- Black stains and very small dark spots are a signs of bed bug faeces.
- Unpleasant and very sickly scent on upholstery & mattresses.
- Blood spots on sheets and mattress could indicate that bedbugs exist and they have been crushed.
- Rashes and bite marks on your body.
If you have noticed any evidence of bed bugs in your home, call us without delay. We also conduct detailed follow up inspections and can address any new infestations that may have erupted over time. For all types of pest control solutions, call Forensic Pest Control on -1300 360 457. This online form can be used to send across queries.