The common Bed Bug found in Newcastle and surrounds local pest control areas are 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.
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.