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What Are Bed Bugs?
The common Bed Bug found in Newcastle and surrounds local pest control areas is a quite small parasitic insect which tends to feed on a human by taking their blood. This is done by biting the person and effectively piercing their skin usually whilst asleep. Unlike common brown ticks or paralysis ticks, bed bugs don’t live on humans or burrow into the skin making identification more difficult.
Bed Bugs do move around well in the cover of darkness but only move short distances to feed. When looking for bed bugs, the most common places are under bed slats and in the creases of a mattress. If Bed Bugs themselves are not seen, look for discarded shells and droppings
Bed Bugs must be dealt with in TWO treatments, 10 days apart. This is essential in breaking the Bed Bug egg cycle and breeding cycle. Bed Bugs are one of the toughest Pests to manage as they are quick to build up immunity to chemical treatments. A combination of Steam, Heat, Chemicals, crack and crevice treatment, as well as the homeowner or hotel-motel owner working with us, will make the problem disappear FAST.
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Pest Profile – Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of humans while they sleep. Bed bug infestations occur around or near the areas where people sleep.
Bed bugs are not considered a public health hazard. They are not known to spread disease but can cause annoyance due to itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes itching can lead to excessive scratching and a chance of secondary skin infection.
Bed bugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, which declined in incidence through the mid 20th century. Recently, however, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic resurgence and worldwide there are reports of increasing numbers of infestations. Australia has also been included in this trend and the Department of Medical Entomology, ICPMR, has been at the forefront of documenting this phenomenon and providing information on the ecology and control of this major public health pest.
Treatment and Control
If bed bugs are suspected then a licensed pest controller should be consulted. A careful inspection must be undertaken and all possible hiding places within infested and adjoining rooms examined. Once all likely sources have been identified, then an approved insecticide, which has some residual activity, should be applied to all harbourages. Synthetic pyrethroids are often the main chemicals used for control in Australia, however, these are not very effective and can even repel bugs. The carbamates and the organophosphates are far more effective for control, but may not be recommended for use on mattresses (check the label).
Non-chemical approaches to control include the use of vacuuming and steam. Infested clothing can be washed in hot water and dried on the hot cycle of the clothes drier. Delicate materials can be placed in the freezer. Pesticides will need to be applied in conjunction with any non-chemical means of control. Good housekeeping practices and a reduction in possible harbourages such as cracks and crevices will discourage repeat infestations.
As bed bugs are cryptic in their habits, complete control is often difficult to achieve with the first treatment. This is especially so with heavy infestations and thus a post control treatment evaluation is always advisable.
Hunter and Coast offer a full bed bug control and bed bug treatment service to ensure your bed bugs are removed.
Hunter and Coast Pest Control offers all aspects of bed bug control and bed bug treatment including;
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