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  • Writer's pictureRobert Bate

Did you bring Bed Bugs Home from holiday?

The easiest and most common way to pick up bed bugs is from staying in hotel rooms which is why we tend to see a higher number of calls for bed bugs around this time of year as people are just settling back from their recent travels to realize they may have bought more than just good memories back from their trip.

Getting bed bugs is a matter of bad luck as five star hotels are just as capable of playing host to bed bugs as a motel or backpackers. This being said most hotels should have a bed bug prevention plan in place to reduce the risk of a bed bug outbreak and deal with one when they happen. Click here for tips on how to avoid bed bugs while travelling.

Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood. Bed bugs get their name from their propensity to dwell near or on the mattress or bedding areas. They dwell in these areas so they are able to feed on their preferred hosts (humans) without being noticed or disturbed. The good news is bed bugs are not known to spread diseases among humans.

Not everyone reacts to a bed bug bites the same way. Some people break out in a rash, some develop welts and others don't react at all. Bed buts don't exclusively feed at night but a more opportunistic feeders and tend to feed when their food source is most available (ie. at night, in bed, asleep).

So what do you do if you've found bed bugs?

Trust us on this one, call a professional. Yes we know, there are plenty of

DIY ideas online promising great results with vinegar and tea tree oil but bed bugs are extremely resilient pests and due to their relatively quick breeding cycles and their deceptive living habits they can become a very big problem in a very short amount of time.

A professional pest controller will be able to work out how long you've likely had the problem based on a thorough inspection and make a treatment plan specific to your needs. Our experienced tech will also have advice on what to do after the pest control service like when to wash linens, how to sanitise delicate personal items and how best to dispose of other bedding without dispersing the problem to the rest of the house.

Having bed bugs can be stressful which is why you want a professional team by your side guiding the way and giving you the best advice on how best to resolve the infestation as quickly and as stress free as possible.

Don't let bed bugs ruin all those happy holiday memories, call Results Home Services today and have one of our professional techs out to take care of the whole process for you so you don't have to worry about a thing! We service all of Brisbane so call us today on 3823 2500 and speak to our friendly team about getting one of our qualified technicians to you today!

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