Are you scared of bed bugs too? Well, no one likes the idea of having teeny, parasitic blood-sucking insects crawling on their bed and couch every night. But unfortunately for many people, this is a harsh reality. It is a common misconception among people that they can avoid bed bug infestations simply by cleaning their homes regularly and not staying in cheap hotels. However, the truth is that bed bugs can latch on to anyone and infest anywhere. Particularly in Melbourne, the problem of bed bugs in houses and reputed hotels is on
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How Bed Bugs Sneak Inside Your Homes Without Being Detected
Bed bugs usually invade your homes without getting detected by latching themselves to your clothes and furniture. Then they simply make themselves at home and begin exploring various potentials to feed and reproduce. As you can guess from their name, the most common place where these pests hide and infest is… your bed. Mattresses, box springs, and bed sheets make perfect spots for these vampires to feed and multiply. Other than that, bed bugs also hide in upholstery, dressers, closets, suitcases, or anything else which is convenient for them.
Whenever these miniature vampires get hungry during night, they come out from their hiding spots and suck on the nearest source of blood they can find. Once satiated, they return back to their hiding spots and wait there till they’re ready for their next supper.
Warning Signs of Bed Bug Infestations
Have you been waking up to tickly, red bite marks all over your body? If yes, it is a clear-cut sign of Bed Bug Control in your home. Though, some people’s body recover too soon from these bites, so you might not notice them at all. Again, some people’s bodies react too late to form bite marks and it may take you days to realize you have a problem. In simpler words, never wait for bite marks to appear on your body before you call professional help.
Check Out the Infographic Below to Get Some Idea About the Signs to Look Out for If You Think You have a Bed Bug Infestation:
Blood Stains on Bedsheets and Pillows
Don’t worry, these blood stains are not due to bed bugs biting your skin. As anyone can guess from their size, bed bug bites are not very severe. But sometimes you might end up squishing one of these nights crawlers while sleeping. Since they feed mostly at night, this will cause you to kill them soon after sucking your blood, hence leaving blood stains on pillows and bedsheets.
Mysterious Black, Red, and Brown Stains
Unless you are sure those black, red, and brown stains were accidentally made by someone with a marker, the tiny splotchy spots which you see are actually bed bug faeces. These bugs spend the majority of their life hiding in the same spot again and again. So bed bug wastes can be a clear indicator of their root of infestation in your house.
Strong and Mouldy Odour –
Like most species of pests, bed bugs also release an odour which leaves a strong and mouldy smell on your blankets. As the size of bed bug infestation increases, this smell will get even stronger. Try cleaning your bedsheets, pillows, cushions, and laundry until the smell goes away completely. Then see if it returns again in one or two days to know whether you have an infestation or not.
Employ Us for Safe and Affordable Pest Control Services
As cliché as it may sound, prevention is better than cure. Especially if we are talking about dealing with bloodcurdling bed bugs. With massive litters and extremely short breeding cycle, a couple of bed bugs can skyrocket their population to hundreds in a matter of few days. The sooner you are able to detect signs of bed bug infestations, the easier their suppression will be. Back 2 No Pest provides professional bed bug control services in Sydney at most reasonable prices. Fill out the small contact form on the right side of your screen to get a free quote of our bed bug pest control services.