The pain of an infestation of bed bugs
Bed bugs are an itchy problem that plagues hotels, dormitories, hostels, and other accommodation. A high volume of people increases the risk of bed bugs. Despite the name, bed bugs are not only found in bedrooms; they can also be found on sofas and armchairs. Once they have entered a new area, they can get into all fabric and natural materials, which means your curtains, walls, and carpet are not safe. While bed bugs are not harmful to the health of humans, they tend to bite, causing itchiness and swelling. Bed bugs can cause damage to the reputation of commercial businesses, especially ones that offer accommodation. These nifty little travellers like to bed hop from hotel to hotel with their holiday-maker hosts – eventually making their way into private residences.
How do I know if I have a bed bug problem?
Here are the tell-tale signs of bed bugs. If you see any of these signs, contact our professional technicians immediately before the issue spreads. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on people, clothing, or even in luggage.
- Bloodstains on sheets and pillows
- Itchy welts on your skin
- Small brown marks on walls, clothing, and sheets
- A musty odour
- Signs of eggs or shed skin in the bed
- Seeing a bed bug
How do you treat a bed bugs?
These critters are notoriously difficult to get rid of once they have taken hold. But wait, before you set the place on fire, professional treatment is extremely successful, even in older buildings. Brisbane City Pest Control uses a 3-step bed bug elimination system to rid your home or business of bedbugs.
Step 1: Vacuum to remove all accessible bed bugs and eggs
Step 2: Steam treatment to kill any pesky stragglers
Step 3: Chemical treatment to ensure all areas are bed bug-free
How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs Infestations?
Bed bugs can be a problem even in the cleanest property; there are always plenty of crevices for them to hide. Here are some tips for reducing the risk of bed bugs:
- Inspect second-hand furniture before bringing it into your home. Steam clean it if possible
- Steam clean your carpets and mattresses regularly
- Thorough housekeeping practices for businesses
- Keeping a clean home and changing sheets regularly
- Changing sheets immediately after guest stays
Don’t ignore the warning signs of a bed bug infestation in your home or business. Contact us immediately to discuss treatment options, before the problem spreads.