Bed Bug Control Professionals
Complete Bed Bug Elimination
If you ever had a bedbug infestation and attempted to eradicate them, you would agree that bed bugs are one of the most difficult pest problems to eradicate.
Whether as a home or business owner, bed bugs are a nightmare to deal with. There are only a few things as disturbing as a bed bug bite. And aww, the smell when you kill them.
There are a lot of ways to kill bed bugs, but few are effective at controlling an infestation. The wrong treatment type will only prolong the infestation and extend your torment. Instead of throwing out your mattress, chairs, or tearing apart your walls, the best alternative is to seek help from a professional.
How we treat
Eco pest control Melbourne uses experienced and educated pest control technicians that follow strict protocols for inspecting and treating bed bugs to ensure complete elimination. We use a combination of various control methods and tailored treatment plans to suit each property need. They include:
A bed bug inspection helps us evaluate the extent of the infestation and draw up countermeasures. During the initial meeting, our technicians will inspect to determine the treatment option that is best for your unique situation. Our detection methods include:
We use the naked eyes to find evidence of bugs in cracks and crevices, bed and upholstery, and small droppings.
Passive detection devices
These devices intercept, capture, and kill bedbugs resting or travelling in the area.
Active detection devices
These devices lure bed bugs with attractants from their hiding places and provide evidence of an infestation.
Canine scent detection
Trained dogs can detect the presence of bugs by the odour they give off.
Treatment and Extermination
Eco pest control Melbourne uses safe pesticides to treat and exterminate bed bugs. After detecting signs of an active infestation, we will recommend a suitable treatment plan.
Different chemicals kill bed bugs through various modes of action. The reason why we use different pesticides is to prevent the bugs from developing resistance. Some common chemical classes we use include:
Pyrethrins and pyrethroids
Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived from chrysanthemum flowers, while pyrethroids are synthetic chemical insecticides. Both are lethal to bedbugs and can kill them.
Desiccants destroy the waxy, protective outer coating on bedbugs. By destroying the outer coating, the insect will slowly dehydrate and die.
Biochemical pesticide like cold-pressed neem oil contains compounds with medicinal and insecticidal properties that can kill bed bug eggs, nymphs, and adults.
Insect growth regulator
A growth regulator either alters the production of the compound bedbugs use to make their exoskeleton or their ability to develop into adulthood.
We use Chlorfenapyr as it is the only pyrrole pesticide registered for use against bed bugs. The chemical disrupts bedbug cell functions and causes death.
These are synthetic forms of nicotine and influence the nicotinic receptors of the nervous system. It causes the nerves to fire repeatedly until they fail.
At Eco pest control Melbourne, we don’t just focus on treating and exterminating bed bugs. Instead, we adopt measures sufficient enough to prevent future infestation. We will install monitoring devices and provide tips to help you keep bedbugs away from your property.
Why are they considered pests?
Bed bugs are blood-sucking ectoparasites that don’t transmit diseases. Nonetheless, they cause various negative physical and mental health problems and significant economic consequences. For example, people sometimes develop mild to severe allergic reactions to bed bug bites. The bite effects range from a small bite mark to severe whole-body reaction.
Bed bug bites can also cause secondary infections on the skin, and their presence in a home can cause systemic reactions, anxiety, and insomnia.
Bed bugs don’t fly or jump. However, they hitchhike into homes via bags, suitcases, or backpacks. They are excellent walkers and climbers and can hide in tiny crevices during the day. The bugs locate hosts by locating the carbon dioxide we exhale and the heat the body generates. Once they locate a potential host, the bugs will pierce the skin and feed for up to 12 minutes.
Adult female bed bugs lay eggs in hidden places, depositing two or more in a day and potentially hundreds during their lifetime. The eggs are small and often require magnification to detect. They hatch after a week and require blood between each successive moult.
Common species in the city
There are two main bed bug species in Australia – the Cimex Lectularius and C. hemipterus. The Cimex Lectularius or common bed bugs are adapted to temperate climates and are the most popular across the world. On the other hand, the C. hemipterus or tropical bed bugs are confined to tropical regions. These species prefer high temperatures and humidity.
Common signs of an infestation
- Rusty or dark spots of bed bug excrement on mattresses, sheets, walls, and bedclothes
- Bloodstains on your pillowcase or sheets
- Bed Bug egg shells shed skins or fecal spots in areas they hide
- A musty and offensive odour from their scent glands.
- Live bed bugs
- Bites on your skin
Treatment Tips and advice
Bed bugs mostly hide in seams and tags of mattresses and box springs, cracks on the bed frame and headboards, and the piping. If the room is heavily infested, you will find them anywhere and everywhere.
- Thoroughly wash all curtains, bedding, and clothing in extremely hot water and dry them.
- Use a stiff brush to scrub the floor and mattress seams to remove bed bug eggs before vacuuming
- Vacuum the mattress room and surrounding areas to pick surviving bed bugs
- Dispose of your vacuum cleaner bag away from your house
- Encase your box springs and mattress with a tightly woven, zippered cover
- Repair noticeable cracks in furniture, plaster, and peeling wallpaper.
- Reduce clutter around your bed
- Spray the infested room and surrounding area
- If you throw out a mattress, destroy it or dispose of it in places no one else can take it.
- Use safe pesticides.
How long can bed bugs survive without blood?
Bed bugs can also live for up to a year without feeding.
Who is at risk of getting bed bugs?
Everyone is at risk. However, people who visit an infected area or anyone that travels frequently and shares a living space without others are more at risk.
Why Choose Us
- 100 % Job Satisfaction Guaranteed
- Affordable Pricing
- 20 Yrs Experience
- Fully Qualified
- We arrive on time or we’ll notify you of any delays
- Eco Friendly Treatments
- Trained Bed Bug Control Specialists
- Prevention Plans
- Specialized Treatment for Mattresses
- Modern Technology & Equipment
- Intensive Bed Bug Control Treatment
- Commercial and Residential Pest Treatment Packages
- Melbourne CBD
- Central Suburbs
- Inner City
- Northern Suburbs
- Mornington Peninsula
- Eastern Suburbs and South East
- Western Suburbs
Our team of experts is here to provide advice on bedbug control and schedule work. Connect with us today by calling 03 8595 9880 for a professional consultation without any charge!