The pain of an infestation of bed bugs 


Brisbane business owners of accommodation – don’t let those bed bugs bite. If you’ve seen the news, bed bugs have spread so intensely through Paris that it’s become the latest deprecating internet meme. It’s time to learn from that cautionary tale and check those sheets for signs of bed bugs. Whether you are the director or manager of a hotel, dormitory, hostel, or other accommodation, bed bugs are a real itchy problem.

Keith’s Expert Advice on Bed Bugs: Just like how fleas love animals and fruit flies love rotting food, bed bugs LOVE humans. One of these little buggers might hitch a ride on your next guest and make itself at home at your accommodation. Always be checking for signs of bed bugs and practice proper cleaning techniques whenever you are changing over bedding and preparing rooms. Bed bugs spread quickly and you need our prompt service before you become the next horror story in the media.

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. A high volume of people increases the risk of bed bugs. These nifty little travellers to bed hop from hotel to hotel and eventually make 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.

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