BEEN BITTEN IN BED? IT’S POSSIBLY BED BUG BITES, WHICH CAUSE REDNESS, IRRITATION AND SWELLING.
These blood suckers like to hide in the seams of mattresses & tell-tale signs are the tiny blood spots they leave on sheets.
Bed Bugs are the world’s fastest growing problem pest – especially in Australia. They’ve been called ‘the globe’s greatest hitchhikers’ because their rapid spread comes courtesy of traveller’s luggage. One of the biggest fears of travellers is waking up in a hotel bed with the tell-tale bites and droplets of blood on the sheets! They are also an increasing problem in student accommodation, care home business and/or apartments.
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What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are blood sucking insects that hide in cracks and crevices close to their host which is commonly humans along with household pets. Adult bed bugs can survive for up to seven months without blood and have been known to live in empty buildings for up to one year.
If you miss just one pregnant female bed bug you can be re-infested with over 300 adults and 1000 new eggs in three months.
Bed bugs are troublesome household pests. They’re sneaky, hard to find, and can pose potential health risks for you and your family. Pestpro is well-equipped to assess your bed bug problem and mount a strategic response to rid your home or business of the pest and provide maximum protection.
To the untrained eye, rooting out a bed bug infestation can prove difficult, and even if discovered, home remedies and over-the-counter deterrents are often ineffective. Utilizing our protection process, a highly-trained Pestpro specialist will assess your home or business, implement a solution, and monitor activity to ensure the effectiveness of our efforts and offer added peace of mind.
Bed bugs multiply quickly, and in just six months, a few can turn into a full-on infestation of 13,000 or more. Detection is critical to break the bed bug life cycle before they become a bigger problem. Pestpro Bed Bug Detection Service gets to the root of the problem with targeted inspections of common bed bug hiding places in your home or business and ongoing monitoring to ensure the pests never return.
Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)
Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on human blood by piercing the skin. They do not live on humans or burrow into the skin.
They are very mobile, but only move short distances to feed, so are commonly found near food (blood) sources.
Generally, bed bugs are more of a nuisance pest than a serious health threat. There is no evidence to indicate that they transmit any infectious disease.
Bed bugs can live up to six months at room temperature and can survive for long periods without a blood meal.
They usually feed during the night, but bed bugs can be opportunistic feeders (feed whenever the opportunity is present).
Bed bugs have five immature nymph life stages and a final sexually mature adult stage. They shed their skins through ecdysis at each stage, discarding their outer exoskeleton. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in colour, and become browner as they moult and reach maturity. Bed bugs may be mistaken for other insects, such as booklice, small cockroaches, or carpet beetles; however, when warm and active, their movements are more ant-like, and like most other true bugs, they emit a characteristic disagreeable odour when crushed.