Bed Bugs

Bed bugs were once a common worldwide pest which declined in the mid 20thcentury. They have undergone a dramatic resurgence in Australia since the 2000 Olympics.

Bed bugs are wingless insects, roughly oval in shape, 4-5mm long when fully grown and are fast runners. They are rust brown in colour and change to a deeper red brown following a blood meal.

Bed bugs are dorsoventrally flattened and being thin means that they can hide in narrow cracks and crevices, making detection often very difficult.

Bed bugs shelter in a variety of dark locations, mostly close to where people sleep. These include under mattresses, floorboards, paintings and carpets, behind skirtings, in various cracks and crevices of walls, within bed frames and other furniture, and behind loose wallpaper.

Bed bugs are one of the great travellers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. Adult bed bugs can live on average for 6-12 months. After mating, each female lays 2-3 eggs a day throughout her lifespan.

The mouthparts of bed bugs are especially adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood, they inject saliva during feeding, which has anticoagulant properties.  If you’re having a problem with bed bugs, call Rebel Pest Professionals.

 

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