Professional Bed Bug Treatment in Melbourne
Are you worried that bed bugs might be taking over your property? Despite the fact that bed bugs don’t transmit any diseases to humans, their bites can be really painful. A bed bug infestation can quickly get out of your control, as the tiny bugs can hide in the bed frames during the day and spread around during the night without you even noticing them.
Get Paul’s Pest Control in Melbourne to eradicate the nasty bed bugs from your property and enjoy a good night sleep!
Bed bugs [Cimicidae] are tiny brown bugs with an oval shape that can grow up to 4-5mm. Тhey are parasitic insects that feed only on the blood of humans and animals, It takes around 8 weeks for a bed bug to fully grow. Once it reaches adulthood it can live 8-12 months on average.
How can a bed bug infestation occur?
Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs infestation is rarely caused by a lack of hygiene. Although this could be a factor as well. They can find their way into your home through old furniture with fabric, clothes, backpacks, bags, and beddings.
If you recently travelled or stayed at a place with bed bugs, you can carry them home with you. The seats in the movie theatre or public transport are also often infested with the nasty bugs.
Signs you might be dealing with bed bugs infestation
One of the most obvious signs that you’re dealing with bed bugs is seeing the little bugs crawling on your mattress or furniture. You might feel them crawling on your skin during the night.
Bite marks are another noticeable sign. If you wake up covered with red spots and bite marks close to each other almost in a straight line, bed bugs might be the source of them. The bites usually occur in places with high blood circulation like the inside of the arms, thighs and back.
If an infestation is happening you can even notice small blood stains on the mattress. Eggs or eggshells and their extrements may leave black or rusty stains on the beddings.