Often difficult to identify because they only come out at night, these tiny creatures feast on your blood. If you see rusty-coloured spots on your bedding or tiny casings on your floor, you might have a bedbug infestation. Best to call us so we can identify if bed bugs are your problem.
Bedbugs are one of those things in life that we simply do not wish to talk about or admit to having infestations in our home. Like head lice, the bed bug over the centuries has become a stigma due to myths associated with the bug, such as: only dirty, cluttered homes get bedbugs. Another misconception is that if you find you have a bedbug infestation you have to destroy all infested clothing and furniture. Totally untrue.
Bedbugs hatch in about 12 days!
At about five eggs a day for each female, that’s a lot of bedbugs in a short time. Call us immediately if you suspect a bedbug infestation.
Suncoast Pest Solutions have encountered numerous bedbug infestations in and around the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane. We understand the sensitive nature of this type of infestation and use our utmost discretion in inspecting and treating these pests.
Over the past few years, Australia has encountered a rise in the infestation of the bedbug and as such, there has also been an insurgence of more myth, bedbug management devices and products. Like the myths, not all of these devices are effective in controlling these pests.
Bedbugs are Small, Oval Shaped Insects
They live on the blood of humans or animals. An adult can grow to the size of an apple seed. They do not fly but they can move over floors, walls and ceilings very, very quickly. They are a nuisance and do not restrict their breeding activities or infestations to beds alone.
Bedbugs are commonly also found in carpet, bedroom furniture, behind cornices and wall pictures, in light sockets, couches and chairs. They also like to hide out in bed sheets, pillows, quilts and other linen. The biggest problem with bedbugs (another myth dispelled) is that they do not discriminate between clean or dirty environments… they will set up home wherever they can feed and hide.
Detection of Bedbugs can be Difficult
At times as not all people have reactions to their bite. In fact it can be quite difficult to realise that you have an infestation as these pests secrets a numbing agent within their saliva so not all people even realise they are being bitten. Due to the exponential rise in infestation over the last ten to fifteen years, bedbug treatment is considered to be of high importance as the infestation can multiply and be transferred to another location quite easily.
If you suspect a bedbug infestation, call Suncoast Pest Solution. We’ll use an effective insecticide to kill the bugs and their remaining eggs. Then, we’ll advise you to wash any infected bedding in hot water to ensure they won’t come back.