Bed bugs are nocturnal, bloodsucking insects that take an interest in sleeping humans. Bed bugs usually bite and feed in the early hours of the morning – leaving itchy bite marks on their victims. In Australia, pest controllers commonly encounter two species of bed bug: Cimex lectularis and Cimex hemipterus. ACT Pest Control’s affordable pest control services in Canberra eliminate bed bugs fast.
Cimex lectularis is the main bed bug species found in Canberra. However, Cimex hemipterus – typically found in tropical parts of Australia – is frequently transported to Canberra by returning travellers and interstate / international visitors.
Not really. Bed bugs aren’t known to carry serious diseases, but their bite can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
As an “interior” pest, bed bugs generally breed all year round. A female bed bug can lay hundreds of eggs over a 2-month period.
Bed bugs are “hitchhikers” that latch onto people, luggage, clothing and 2nd hand furniture. You, your family and friends are the unwitting culprits.
A bed bug infestation is usually easy to spot:-
Some targeted housekeeping in your bedrooms can reduce the likelihood of a bed bug infestation.
In addition to high levels of bedroom hygiene, it’s advisable to leave suitcases in the garage or bathroom overnight if you’ve been travelling (to tease out bed bugs).
Effective treatment requires a professional understanding of bed bugs (their habits and life cycle) and the application of a suitable insecticide.
If you suspect bed bugs, please call ACT Pest Control on 1300 022 122 to discuss treatment options. Our pest control services in Canberra are highly-effective and affordable.
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