A bed bug outbreak has been sweeping through Australia this summer—the fallout is financial, emotional, and it’s leaving victims traumatized.
The public perception is that one can just pick up a can of bug spray and get rid of bed bugs, but one really needs to know the environment, how the chemical affects it, and any side effects. Bed bug cases are on the rise because these parasites are hitching a lift in aircraft seats, luggage, and clothes and when Melbournians are travelling interstate and overseas.
These insects tend to survive in groups and are normally found in bed springs, bed frames, mattresses, headboards, and carpets. Infestations in most places such as Melbourne are common in short stays and low-cost accommodation facilities such as backpacker establishments.
However, the numbers seem to increase and with infestation discoveries happening in 5-star hotels, buses, movie cinemas, and aeroplanes. This is because bed bugs are actively searching for a new home to lay eggs in.
Treatments for Bed Bugs
Treatments for bed bug infestation in Melbourne will probably require chemical intervention because these creatures have immunity to products that are previously used on them. Treating infestations can be hazardous to your health and safety that is why it is important that you should use the right chemicals to eliminate them.
Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
- Fresh bites with a line pattern that is commonly mistaken for mosquito bites
- Bloodstains on your beddings, sheets, doona covers, pillowcases, quilts, and blankets
- Eggshells shed skins and excrement in and in the areas of your bedding
- Musty and offensive odour
Outbreak reports have been on the rise in recent months. And pest control Melbourne companies are over-run with requests from affected homes.
Trying to deal with the bed bug outbreak as a DIY project may prove to be counter-productive. Seeking help from qualified professionals is the best course of action for homeowners. If you have spotted any of the signs mentioned above, give the team at Mr Pest Controller a call, we’re happy to help.