Bed Bugs in Australia
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that exist all throughout the world. They survive by feeding on blood, human and otherwise, and have been active since the dawn of man. The name of ‘bed bug’ comes from their preferred nesting areas, which are in warm environments such as the inside of a home, especially within bedding or other sleeping areas, as well as in luggage, vehicles, furniture and even electrical sockets.
Since bed bugs feed on sleeping or relaxed victims and have a barely noticeable bite, they can often remain undetected. However, since bed bug bites can cause a number of problematic symptoms, it is best to, if they are identified, look to handle them swiftly. If you require bed bug control, Sydney, or bed bug removal, Sydney, we at Nationwide Pest Control have the expertise and professionalism to assist you in an efficient and environmentally friendly fashion!
Characteristics of bed bugs
Bed bugs have flattened, oval-shaped bodies that vary from light to reddish brown in colour. They feed most often on sleeping creatures and are active at night, although they are not exclusively nocturnal.
Although bed bugs sometimes act individually, they tend to congregate once a colony is established. They tend to only leave their colony to feed on a host, returning immediately after. This makes them difficult to find and identify.
Possible health risks and inconveniences from bed bugs
Bed bug bites can result in numerous health issues. Bites result in itchy skin rashes and can also result in some degree of insomnia, due to the body subconsciously feeling them on the skin and warning the brain. The bite of a bed bug can also result in allergic symptoms, so dealing with any identified infestation is a must. However, it is difficult for non-professionals to successfully eradicate bed bugs; fumigating sheets and changing bedding will not deal with the infestation, as bed bugs can live anywhere within a house. Professional bed bug control and removal is best to ensure complete eradication.
Signs of infestation
The most obvious early sign of bed bug activity in the home is the presence of rashes on the skin. Bed bug bites often occur in rows or groupings on the body, so the presence of collections of rashes on the body is a likely sign of bed bugs. Furthermore, if you spot bed bugs around the home and experience these rashes, it is highly likely that you are dealing with an infestation.
Need expert help with bed bugs?
Bed bugs are extremely common, due to the fact they feed off other creatures and can survive a number of months without sustenance. If you need bed bug control, Sydney, or bed bug removal, Sydney, then we at Nationwide Pest Control have the equipment and expertise to ensure that infestations are professionally handled. We are dedicated to using environmentally friendly products that are safe for family and pets, and we work to ensure that any infestation is handled with a minimum of fuss and disruption. If you wish to find out more or enlist our services, please call us on 02 9546 7022 or contact us via our online form.