Bed bugs are a relatively common, but tough to spot parasitic insects that feed only on blood. They are incredibly small, and more likely to appear in unhygienic areas, such as in hostel or hotel beds that are not properly cleaned… or even at home! However, crowded places are more conducive to bed bug infestations, rather than uncleanliness. These insects bite the victim (often humans) and feed on their blood. The bites themselves are tiny, and look similar to hives - small, red bumps, often in clusters. However, they can cause both physical and mental health problems so vigilance is important.
There are two types of bed bugs in Australia - the common bed bug and the tropical bed bug. The common bed bug is the one most often found in homes and hotels, while the tropical bed bug, as the name suggests, is found in tropical climates, such as northern Queensland. Both species measure between 1mm and 7mm. They crawl in and under tight spaces and are often carried on clothing or bedsheets. Both species stick to dark spaces. They feature six legs, two antenna and are coloured from black to golden brown.
At Oracle Services, our team of pest control specialists utilises a range of technology and environmentally friendly treatments to safely remove bedbugs for good.
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Consult a pest control expert for large and difficult bed bug infestations. We’ll assess the situation and apply a bespoke treatment to get rid of bed bugs once and for all.
We utilise safe pesticide sprays that eliminate bed bugs quickly. We always conduct these treatments in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Dusting is an effective approach to destroying bed bugs but should be done by expert pest specialists.
Insecticides are strong treatments that will eliminate bed bugs quickly. They must be used correctly - we only utilise insecticides that are safe, and do not harm the environment.
Changing bedding on a regular basis can help keep bed bugs away, but it’s important to remember they do not appear just because of unclean sheets.
Bed bugs can be carried on or within clothing, particularly thick jackets. Make sure you check and wash your clothing thoroughly if you spot a bed bug.
Dusting and vacuuming bedrooms and other areas that are prone to bed bugs will help prevent an infestation.
We’re always here to offer an assessment and advice on how to prevent an infestation of bed bugs. Our pest control experts are just a call away.
At Oracle Services, we know that preventing bed bugs is always a better option than treating it down the track. However, it’s not always easy to spot these miniscule parasites, until they begin biting. This is exactly why expert pest inspections are so beneficial. Our team of technicians apply all of their skills and knowledge to discover and eliminate any bed bug infestations at home or in a commercial setting, before they become a big problem.
The first step is a thorough inspection of your home or business. We’ll take the time to identify the type of bedbugs that you are dealing with and the source.
Once we have completed the inspection and identified the source of the infestation, we’ll consult with you regarding treatment.
We’ll plan the most effective strategy to eliminate bed bugs from your home or business quickly and safely, aiming to ensure they don’t reappear again.
Our expert technicians will execute our pest control plan to maximum effect, aiming to eliminate bed bugs inside while keeping you safe.
These are some of the most common questions we get asked about pest control for bed bugs.