Bed Bug Control Sydney

  • Bed bugs are nocturnal parasitic insects which feed on the blood of humans and other mammals.
  • By day they hide in crevices in beds, furniture, wallpaper and skirting boards etc, emerging when hungry, usually every few days, to feed.
  • Bed bugs are not regarded as disease carriers but their blood feeding can cause severe irritation in some people, resulting in loss of sleep and lack of energy, particularly in children.
  • The bite often gives rise to a hard, whitish swelli
  • ng which distinguishes it from the flea bite which leaves a dark red spot surrounded by a reddened area.

  • Heavily infested rooms may carry a distinctive and unpleasant almond-like smell which is given off by the bed bugs ‘stink glands’.
  • ‘Spotting’ on bed linen may also indicate activity as the fully fed bugs excrete excess water before returning to their narrow crevices.

Before the treatment

  • All floors and upholstered furniture should be thoroughly vacuumed to remove animal hair, debris, eggs and pupae. Particular attention should be given to known harborage areas such as bedrooms and other sleeping areas. (The vacuum bag must then be disposed of in a plastic bag in an outside waste bin).
  • All bed linen and clothing should be removed from infested areas and washed on the hottest wash possible.
  • Toys, loose articles etc should be removed from the floor so that as much of the area can be treated as possible.
  • Where possible, beds and other known harborages should be dismantled to allow them to be thoroughly treated.
  • Wardrobes, drawers etc should be emptied and the contents washed on the hottest wash possible.
  • Tiled, concrete, wooden floors etc should be swept and washed or vacuumed.
  • Do not vacuum for at least 10-14 days after the treatment. This will give the insecticide time to eliminate all stages of the bed bug infestation.
  • Thoroughly clean all food preparation surfaces before use.

Please note

Bed bug activity may be observed for several days after the treatment. This is not unusual and may be due to newly hatched bed bugs which have not yet come into contact with the insecticide. These insects will eventually die but can be treated with a normal insecticidal spray, (aerosol), which can be purchased from any supermarket or hardware shop.