Bed Bug Pest Control

 

Bed Bugs are found throughout the world and are becoming more common in New Zealand, particularly where there is a large turnover of visitors; places such as backpackers, hotels and motels, but you can also get them in your home.

 

   

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Adult bed bugs are small 3-5mm in length, oval, wingless parasitic insects. When they have recently fed they will be reddish brown, but when they haven’t fed for some time they will be pale and almost translucent. When just hatched from eggs bed bugs are tiny and pale.

Bed Bugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day and come out at night to feed on our blood, attracted to the food source by body heat and carbon dioxide from in our breath. They feed by using their hypodermic like mouth parts to penetrate your skin. They then inject you with saliva containing anesthetic and anti-coagulant proteins to stop your blood clotting. It is these proteins that cause itchy reactions.

The Bed Bug is wingless and therefore likely to be found near to where the host sleeps; in the mattress or bed frame, behind wallpaper and in furniture. They will hide in spaces behind skirting, the seams of mattresses, curtains, furniture etc.

Because they can ingest up to seven times their body weight in blood in one feed, they can survive long periods without feeding. After mating takes place, Bed Bugs will lay up to 200 eggs. The nymphs that hatch out are miniature versions of the adult. There is no larval stage. The nymphs will moult several times over a period of 6-18 months before becoming an adult.

It is not true that bed bugs are a sign of a 'dirty' home. bed bugs will infest the cleanest home, hotel, motel or backpackers. They are easily transported in luggage and other items moved from one sleeping place to another.

Warm countries such as Australia, Thailand and India can be hotbeds for the parasitic bugs, if you travel to hese places you can bring them back in your luggage.  When travelling peel back the sheets, you are looking for something flat and dark that resembles a small watermelon seed.

Do not unpack your suitcase on the bed, as a bedbug can travel on your clothing.

 We recommend exercising caution when you bring second hand furniture or bedding into your home or business.

Bed Bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of because they hide so well and there is evidence that they have become resistant to some insecticides, but they can be controlled with effective treatments.

According to the Ministry of Health, a few people could be allergic to bed bugs’ saliva and react to the bites, which cause swelling, pain, and in extreme cases a severe allergic reaction, for most people it is an annoying itch.

 

To identify the bugs, look for dried blood spots on the bed frame, check the seams of your bed, unscrew the bed legs and look for any insects in the hole and you can even find them in the corners of your sheets. If you notice you've been bitten in one specific area, strip back the sheets at the spot where you lie in bed and you will probably find a bed bug or two nesting there 

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