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Bed Bug Control Sydney

Discrete , efficient and affordable bed bug control services in all suburbs.

There are many problematic pests. But there is something about bedbugs that make them especially distressing. Maybe it’s how well they hide. Maybe it’s how hard they are to kill. Maybe it is that they come out and bite while you sleep. No matter the reason, a bed bug infestation is always a problem.

At Pestworks, we provide bed bug control, treatments and removal services in Sydney and the surrounding areas, and we’re here to thoroughly eliminate them for you. If you suspect you have bed bugs, call us today on 1300644844 to find out more about our bedbug control services and how we can help you rest easily, or fill out the form on our site and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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 Where do you find bed bugs?

It is not easy to detect bed bugs, especially when you are unaware of their presence. Bed bugs are usually active at night. Their bites resemble welts, and that’s why bed bugs are often mistaken for mosquito bites. Bed bugs live in and crevices of the bed frames, bed heads, mattress seams, curtains, carpets, bed side tables and where you would spend a lot of time sitting down, such as lounges and armchairs. They live in close proximity to their host so it is easy to emerge from their hiding places to have a blood meal. This happens usually just before dawn. Being bitten at night, noticing tiny spots of blood on bed sheets and sighting apple seed like insects on your bed are the very first signs of a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, their bites are painless, however some people may develop an allergic reaction, this can present as reddish, swollen hives and itchiness.

Bed bugs are a wide spread and a common problem in Sydney. They can be found in households and throughout the hotel industry, including backpackers and aged care residences. Although they are prevalent in budget accommodation, upmarket hotels are not immune either. The sharp increase in tourism and a ban of organochlorines used for bedbug control, has strongly contributed to their resurgence. Bed bugs may be introduced to your home whilst staying overnight in already infested premises. They can be brought in with second hand furniture. They can also travel in people’s luggage, on their clothing and can easily be picked up on public transport. Once they find a happy home, it can be quite a task to eradicate them.

Most people get bed bugs from travel. Someone that has bed bugs stays at a hotel or motel. Then a new traveller stays at the same hotel, and the bed bugs hitch a ride on their clothes or in their suitcase. Once they get to a new home they start to spread and breed.

Contrary to popular belief, you are just as likely to get bed bugs at a 5 star hotel as you are at the cheapest of inns. Cleanliness has little to do with the spread of bed bugs.

But travel is also not the only way to get bed bugs. You can also get them from:

  • Next Door Neighbours – If a bed bug infestation has grown too big for one home, some bed bugs may explore nearby homes in search of more space.
  • Work or Recreation – Bed bugs do not need beds to survive. It is possible for bed bugs to live and grow at work, in movie theatres, at schools, and more.
  • Friends’ Houses – All it takes is a few minutes at a location for a bed bug to crawl on your clothes. If you visit a friend’s house that has bed bugs, you may take some back with you.
  • Used Furniture – There is a reason that experts recommend you do not buy used mattresses. Bed bugs may still be hiding inside.
  • Other People – Finally, you can get bed bugs without leaving your house at all. If someone with bed bugs comes to visit, they may have brought a traveller with them.

If you’ve recently travelled, it may be possible to pinpoint exactly when you brought bedbugs into your home. But you may never know where the bed bugs came from.

As a bed bug treatment company in Sydney, the best way to find out if you have bed bugs is to give us a call for a quick consultation. We’ll look for the signs, see if we can find even the smallest presence of bed bugs, and schedule a rapid treatment.

You can also keep an eye out on your own. One of the key signs includes the breakfast, lunch, and dinner bites. Although the presence of bug bites doesn’t necessarily mean bed bugs. But bedbugs do tend to bite in semi-linear clusters. With a tendency to bite 3 times (though it could be more or less), we refer to this as “breakfast, lunch, and dinner” and it is a sign your bites may be bed bugs.

Other signs include:

•  Shed bed bug skins and shells in corners and headboards.
•  Tiny blood faecal pellets near the sleeping area.
•  Unexplained, sticky white eggs in crevices around the bed and wallpaper.

If you look in the right spot, you may also be able to locate the presence of a bed bug. If you can find even a single bed bug, you need a treatment for your whole home.

Can’t find any signs of bedbugs but still confident you have an infestation? Make sure you check the couch and the beds in other rooms as well.

The best way to prevent bed bugs is to be aware of them. Anywhere you go – especially when you travel – you should check the sheets, the baseboard, and all of the different crevices in the area for signs of bed bugs. If you have any unexplained bites, bring it up to the front staff and have them assess the room as well.

If you think you may have been exposed to bed bugs, place all of your clothes in a plastic bag. Inspect your suitcase flaps for bed bugs. When you get home, place those clothes in the dryer and dry on high for 30 minutes. Bed bugs die in high heat.

Unfortunately, most people do not know they brought home a bed bug until it is too late.

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

There are currently no effective methods of DIY bed bug control. They can live for over a year without feeding. They are also excellent hiders and they breed quickly, so if you don’t treat every centimetre of the home you risk missing some. You can buy some bed bug sprays to eliminate the pests you see, but you need an experienced pest control company to be sure the job is completed the right way.

If you suspect you have bedbugs, contact Pestworks today. For over 25 years, we have helped Sydney residential and commercial customers eliminate bedbugs and sleep soundly once again. Call us today for a free quote, or let us know if you are ready for an inspection..

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