How to Kill bed bugs?

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How do i kill bed bugs?

Getting rid of bed bugs is not an easy task for anyone to undertake. Predominately, this is due to the nocturnal nature and ability for the bed bugs to hide in small cracks and crevices. When there a sightings of bed bugs, it normally indicates that there is a serious bed bug infestation.

During a female bed bugs life, an adult lays between one and five eggs each day and will lay up to 500 eggs within her lifetime. Eggs are laid singly or in clusters and are placed within tight cracks.

If you find an itchy cluster of small red bumps, typically in zig-zag patterns, there is a high change that bed bugs are biting you.  You will also find some blood  on your sheets and bed clothing.

How to kill bed bugs? Whilst there are many ways to kill bed bugs, there are little treatment options that will actually gain control. In all cases we recommend a bed bug heat treatment.

bed Bug Heat Treatment

The most effective way to kill bed bugs is Bed bug heat treatment. It is a non-chemical process of eliminating entire bed bug populations for all life stages ( egg, nymph, adult ). Which is used to treat entire rooms and buildings. Bed bug heat treatments are often much less disruptive than doing insecticidal sprays which require multiple visits to gain control whereas heat be done during one visit and the area that is being treated can be used later that day.

Where do I find bed bugs?

Bed bugs are found in cracks and small holes that offer them darkness and warmth. They are small and flat, so they can fit in any most cracks and crevices, including: mattresses, beds, bed frames, box springs, nightstands, dressers, chairs, sofas and any furniture that offers them a  good hiding spot.

Bed bugs are around a quarter of an inch in size, with a flat oval body and red to brownish colour. They have six legs, two body sections and do not have wings. Young bed bugs (nymphs) are smaller and almost transparent, but they inflate and become red when they have eaten.

 

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What remedies can I do at home?

Regaining complete control from bed bugs without expert help will feel like an impossible task.  Bed bugs can lay dormant for up to a year without feeding, so if one area is not treated where bed bugs are present, the bed bug infestation will not be controlled and they will continue to breed. If you are having issues then call to have a chat with our experts to get advice on what can be done to regain control. 

How to kill bed bugs from home?

  • Wash all bedding and clothing on a high heat (60 degrees celsius or above). This should be done regularly and ensure when transporting the bedding and clothing that you are not transporting bed bugs around the house. Do this by transporting in closed bags.
  • Detailed vacuum of suspected room(s), this should be carried out to mattress with attention to corners and areas which bed bugs could hide under, the frame of the bed, headboard, skirting and the base of the bed.
  • Over the counter insecticide formulates. Please refer to the label regarding directions to application. The insecticides available will not be for professional use and may not have the same effect.

The other option would be to remove furniture from the property, if you take this step it is important to tightly wrap in plastic to prevent spread to other areas. We do not recommend this step without treatment as bed bugs are likely to still be at the property and will  infest new furniture.

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