What causes a bed bug infestation? Bed bugs hide in clothing, bedding, furniture and luggage and are more common in buildings where there is a *turnover* of occupants – such as in hotels and motels etc. Any home can be infested by bed bugs but if you keep a good hygiene routine you can stop bed bugs from spreading through your home.
The first signs of an infestation you may see are the bites on yourself or on a family member, other indicators can include
- Seeing the bugs themselves
- Small blood stains on the sheets
- Bug excrement on the walls, bedding or mattress – a rusty or dark spot
If you have been bitten by a bed bug symptoms include – itchiness, localised swelling, blisters and reddening of the skin. To treat bed bug bites Forensic Pest Control suggest the following
- Don’t scratch
- Use calamine lotion or an anesthetic cream to treat the itching
- Wash the bites with an antiseptic soap
- Use an icepack to relieve swelling
You can try controlling the problem but be advised that good hygiene and keeping your house clean will not control an infestation, as with rat control in Sydney – you need to call in the professionals from Forensic Pest Control.
Hiring the professionals from Forensic Pest Control is the only way to guarantee your bed bug or rat control issue in Sydney can be dealt with properly. The technician will determine how bad the infestation is then use the correct insecticides needed to kill the bedbugs. You may require repeat visits during the year to ensure all stages of a bed bugs life cycle have been eradicated.
To eliminate bedbugs Forensic Pest Control suggests
- Wash bedding and clothing in hot water
- Steam clean your carpets
- Wash, vacuum or clean all bedding and other surfaces in the infested room
- If possible, vacuum your mattress and wrap it in black plastic leaving it in the hot sun for as long as possible
Good housekeeping following treatment should help prevent any future infestations.