Bed Bugs

Bedbugs belong to the order of Hemiptera (Cimex Lectularis). They are one of the true ‘bugs’ as they all have piercing and sucking mouthparts.

Urban Pest Specialists are highly skilled and trained in bed bug control. We will recommend the best plan of action for your situation. Your bed bug problem is of major concern and a priority. We believe that a well-informed client can make the best decisions for their own situation.

Unfortunately, bed bugs are a difficult pest to exterminate without some patience and experience. Once established, they can live anywhere such as cracks and crevices, they can easily travel in suitcases, boxes or even shoes. They generally to stay close to their feeding host (humans) and will typically be found in your mattress.

Adult Bed Bugs are generally 4-5mm long and red/brown in colour, oval in shape and wingless. They are not known to transmit any serious diseases. All though, the bite from the nocturnal blood suckers has proven to be very irritating.

A female may lay anywhere between 200-500 eggs. The eggs usually hatch between 1-4 weeks and the life cycle may be anywhere from 45 days to a year.

Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood.

Activity of bed bugs on a premises is detected by the irritating bites to sleepers and blood spots on the bed sheets may be the first sign of an infestation to the premises. Live activity in cracks and crevices especially alongside the piping in the mattress, furniture, skirting boards, architraves, books, and clothing.

Effective and thorough Bedbug control relies on an inspection to determine the extent of the infestation. With a scheduled plan of action and careful thorough application of pesticides to all possible hiding places.

If you believe you have a Bedbug problem, contact Urban Pest Specialists on 0400 121 241