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Bed Bug Treatment In Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs

If bed bugs are suspected then a licensed pest controller should be consulted. Cannon Pest Management has the equipment and expertise that allow for a more effective and precise application of treatments.

Our Melbourne pest control technicians are licenced and trained to detect and isolate infestations, which often results in more effective long-term management. The most effective bed bug pesticides are available to licensed professionals only. Our bed bug treatments are child & pet safe.

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Bed Bug Facts

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.

There are five juvenile stages known as nymphs, which are miniature versions of the adults in appearance. Each nymphal stage requires at least one blood meal to moult to the next stage and it takes 5-10 minutes for complete engorgement to occur. The entire nymphal development takes 6-8 weeks, while the adult bed bugs can live on average for 6-12 months. All nymphal stages and adults of both sexes require blood for nutrition and development. After mating, each female lays 2-3 eggs a day throughout her lifespan. The cream coloured eggs (1mm in length) are cemented on rough surfaces of hiding places and will hatch within around 10 days at room temperature, but longer in cooler conditions.

Life cycle

bed bug life cycleThe mouthparts of bed bugs are specially adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Like most blood-sucking arthropods, they inject saliva during feeding, which has anticoagulant properties. Bed bugs respond to the warmth and carbon dioxide of a host and quickly locate a suitable feeding site. They tend not to live on humans and the only contact is for a blood meal.

Most blood feeding occurs at night, and they generally seek shelter during the day and become inactive while digesting the blood meal. However, bed bugs are opportunistic and will bite in the day especially if starved for some time. They can survive for long periods without feeding. While their preferred host is human, they will feed on a wide variety of other warm-blooded animals including rodents, rabbits, bats, and even birds.

Being a cryptic species, bed bugs shelter in a variety of dark locations, mostly close to where people sleep. These include under mattresses, floorboards, paintings and carpets, behind skirting, in various cracks and crevices of walls, within bed frames and other furniture, and behind loose wallpaper. Bed bugs tend to stay in close contact with each other and heavy infestations are accompanied by a distinctive sweet sickly smell. Blood spotting on mattresses and nearby furnishings is often a telltale sign of an infestation.

Bed bugs are one of the great travellers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. As such, they have a worldwide distribution.

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Bed Bug Treatment FAQ’s

Have a bed bug problem at your home? No doubt you have some questions! Here are the most common bed bug questions people ask our Melbourne pest control experts.

How do I know if I’ve been bitten by a bed bug?

It is difficult to tell if you have been bitten by a bed bug unless you find a bed bug and have it identified by a professional pest control technician or an entomologist. It’s very common for a Doctor (GP) to misdiagnose the pest that has caused the bite marks because many pests can cause similar reactions.

The bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea — a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. The bite marks may be random or appear in a straight line.

When bed bugs bite, they inject an anaesthetic and an anticoagulant so most often you won’t even realise you have been bitten at the time the bed bug takes a meal from you. Most people realise several days after the initial bite.

Bed bug bites affect everyone differently, some people may have no reaction and will not develop bite marks or any other visible signs of being bitten. Other people may be allergic to the bed bugs and can react badly to the bites.

We are not medical professionals and this information is not to be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for a consultation with your health care professional.

How do I know If I have Bed Bugs?

One of the easiest ways to know if you have a bed bug infestation is by the victims bite marks on their face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. However, as bite marks alone are not sufficient evidence, you can look for other clues to help you determine if an area is infested with bed bugs. These signs include:

  • the bed bugs’ exoskeletons (skin) after moulting
  • live bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets or on the bed frame
  • rusty–coloured blood spots on the mattress or nearby furniture
How do you get rid of Bed Bugs?

The first step is to inform our customer of the required pre-treatment preparation that they are required to do. The next step is carrying out a very thorough inspection to identify the bed bug activity and harbourage locations, this must be done by a trained professional. The application of the treatment is done with specialised equipment and pesticides only available to licenced pest controllers. Our technicians at Cannon Pest Management are licenced and trained to detect and isolate infestations, which often results in more effective long-term management.

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