Bud Bug Treatments in Brisbane Homes
Have you recently discovered you’ve been sharing your bed with bed bugs?
Many people think that bed bugs are a figment of scary stories they tell their kids. Do you remember hearing: “don’t let the bed bugs bite?“. Bed bugs are very real and having them can be very stressful as they can be difficult to get rid of once they have settled in.
Getting bed bugs is really a case of bad luck and doesn’t necessarily indicate bad hygiene or poor personal grooming as some people believe. Anyone can get bed bugs if they have the bad luck of getting a hotel room that has them, having family or friends to stay that have them, or even picking them up from plane chairs. Bed bugs will literally hide anywhere and everywhere which is part of the reason they are so difficult to eradicate.
Bed bugs are parasites that feed on human blood, unlike other blood parasites (like fleas or lice) bed bugs do not latch on to their host but instead dwell in the mattress, box spring or in upholstery where they are close to a host. Bed bugs don’t exclusively feed at night but tend to feed at this time as their host is relatively still for about 8 hours, giving them ample opportunity to feed.
What should you do if you have found Bed Bugs
The important thing to remember is not to panic. Contact a pest control company as soon as possible and they will walk you through their treatment plan and go through the things you need to do help eradicate the problem. After the technician has completed their inspection and treatment you should take all your linens and clothes (transporting them in a sealed garbage bag) and put them through a hot wash and dry. This will remove any bed bugs or eggs from these items, reducing the chance of a re-infestation down the track. Depending on the severity of the infestation, the technician may also recommend a follow up treatment in 4-6 weeks to help work the treatment through the remaining bed bug infestation.
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