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Bed Bug Control Brisbane Specialists
Reliable Bed Bug Control in Brisbane
Bed Bugs are a challenging pest; they are resilient, resourceful, and recurrent.
They are found in mattresses, sofas, wardrobes, suitcases or curtains. Nowhere is off-limits to them, including public venues and businesses, trains, buses, cinemas, schools, retail, restaurants, and hotels.
- Their bites cause itching and generalised rashes, and irritation.
- Their faeces are odorous and stain material and furniture.
How Do I Know If I Have A Bed Bug Infestation?
Bed bugs usually feast on human and pet blood during the middle of the night when you’re asleep. When they bite their victim, they inject an anaesthesia that prevents the individual from waking up from a sudden spike in pain.
Because they’re experts in remaining out of sight, they are tough to detect. Their bites are often wrongly blamed on fleas and mosquitoes, common in Brisbane, especially during the warmer months.
Step 1: Trust Your Nose
One telltale sign of bed bugs is an unpleasant musty odour, similar to the smell of cockroaches. This smell is a combination of faeces and an odour excreted by the scent glands of bed bugs.
Step 2: Inspect Your Bites
Inspect your bites to differentiate them from flea bites. They’re red, raised bumps that show up on parts of the body exposed to the air during sleeping. In contrast, flea bites are primarily around the ankles, can appear at any time of the day, and usually have a tiny red dot in the middle of the welt.
Check Your Home
Bed bug bites are very similar to mosquito bites, so finding bed bugs hiding in your home is required. They’re small, brown, flat-bodies and wingless insects. They’re no bigger than an apple seed and will appear engorged after feeding. You might notice small brown fecal spots or blood stains on your bedding also.
To be sure you’re sharing your Brisbane home with bed bugs, you can have a look in the dark, dusty corners around your bed and mattress, or book in with us for expert detection and elimination.
What Causes a Bed Bug Infestation?
Bed bugs are masterminds in lurking undetected by humans. Due to their size and flattened bodies, they easily hide between fabrics, cracks and crevices around the home.
Bed bugs are not a sign of poor hygiene or cleaning habits. Since bed bugs feed on blood only, they can be just as easily found in a spotless home or hotel room than an unkempt one.
Bed bugs can hitch a ride into your home on luggage, clothing, second-hand items, school bags and more. Once they’re inside, all they need is a dark hiding spot, preferably in the cracks of your couch or bed, and a warm body as a source of food.
While having a dust-free and de-cluttered home can slow down the spread of bed bugs, just like most insects, you can’t stop them from gaining access.
How Can I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
If you’ve been waking up with red bites on your skin that you can’t explain, contact us, and we’ll deploy a pest control servicemen to your property to inspect your mattress or sofa. We use industry-leading technologies to uncover where the bed bugs are lurking and get treatment underway promptly.
We understand the required specialised approach due to the nature of the bed bugs breeding cycle and resilience. Bruin Pest Management provides effective treatment for bed bug control in Brisbane. Rest assured that your home or business will be thoroughly inspected and treated to ensure your bed bugs won’t return with our services.
However, these preventative measures will also help:
- Clear clutter away from bedding areas and regularly vacuum under the bed.
- Regularly scrub seams in your mattress with a brush before vacuuming it.
- Wash all under blankets and bedding in a hot wash to remove and kill eggs.
- Repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to reduce places bed bugs can hide.
Bruin’s Bed Bug Control in Brisbane
Don’t suffer from bed bugs or other insects inside your home. Contact us today for:
- A full thorough inspection of all furniture, furnishings and carpets.
- Discreet and Professional service.
- Quick and efficient bed bug control – In most cases, your room can be bed bug-free in 2 days!
- On-going monitoring and advice for you and your staff.
- A customised quote based on room size, amount of furniture, and infestation severity.
Our bed bug treatments are effective, competitively priced, and can have you bed bug-free in just 2 days.