Read our guide below for background information and practical advice on how to get rid of beg bugs with professional help and by making your environment less attractive to them.
Your best bet for getting rid of bed bugs is to leave it to the experts. A qualified pest control professional can determine the extent of the infestation, and then use registered treatments to kill the bed bugs. Repeat visits may be necessary to ensure all bed bugs at various stages of the lifecycle have been eradicated.
Professional pest controllers are trained in bed bug biology and breeding habits. They know what type of treatment works on bed bugs.
Professional bed bug treatments will:
Bed bugs are small parasites that infest hotels, hostels and houses and are commonly found in beds and mattresses.
Bed bugs live exclusively on blood. They prefer human blood but will feed on other mammals if necessary. They are attracted to body heat and the carbon dioxide in expired air, which is how they find their host.
They can come into your home through suitcases, luggage, and clothing, used mattresses or items such a used furniture.
The specific areas favoured by bed bugs include:
Bed bugs have highly developed mouthparts and they bite by piercing the skin to source blood. They remove blood through their long proboscis. They can bite on any exposed part of the body.
Although some people do not react to their bites, for most of us the bites can become itchy and swell into reddened weals.
Bed bugs are generally the most active at night and usually bite people while they are sleeping. They can bite during the day if they have not fed for some time.
Suggestions to treat bed bug bites include:
See your doctor if the bite if symptoms persist or you develop an infection.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation, remove all bedding, mattresses, pillows and bed linen and check it carefully for signs of the bugs. It is also important to check the area around the bed, including inside books, telephones, radios, the edge of the carpet, and even in electrical outlets.
The bed bugs themselves however, they are often hard to see due to their size.
While we highly recommend getting professional treatment when seeking out how to get rid of bed bugs, here are some tips to help you control a bed bug infestation and make your environment less attractive to them.
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