Bed Bug Pest Control
Your bed is a piece of heaven on earth, until something bites you while you’re comfortably sleeping. That’s the sign that it’s time to get bed bug pest control. Bed bugs can become a big problem and are one of the most challenging pests to exterminate. Often hiding in mattresses, cushions, rugs, sofas. The feed of blood often biting people. We offer bed bug pest control services to residential home and commercial properties, specialising in hospitality business and transport industry. Fortunately, Flick has local branches all over the country and in most major locations across Australia from Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Central Coast to Bendigo, Darwin, Cairns, Tasmania and more. Find out more when you download our Bed Bug Fact Sheet!
From Preparation to Treatment
Getting rid of bed bugs requires a thorough approach. We’ll help you eradicate them for good by applying either a pest control product or heat treatment. For a serious infestation, our K9 Bed Bug Detection Unit will do a sweep to ensure all infected areas have been detected – particularly useful for hospitality premises.
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Bed bugs and their eggs can’t survive temperatures over 46 degrees celsius. For Commercial Properties Flick’s bed bug heat treatments are chemical-free and can be completed in 24 hours. Heaters and fans are strategically positioned at key points in the room, with a technician onsite for 8 hours monitoring the treatment at 60 degrees Celsius.
A pest control product mist treatment usually supplements the heat treatment. Bed bugs are able to build up an immunity to insecticides, so often both are required, particularly for an advanced infestation. We also have a chemical/vacuuming/steam program which is very effective for smaller areas.
Bed Bug Pest Solutions
K9 Bed Bug DetectionDid you know that Flick offers professional K9 detection as an effective solution for locating bed bugs and termites. If detected on your property, we can provide you with a tailored solution. The scent of bed bugs can be smelt by our K9’s through carpet, bedding, skirting, timber floors, dry wall, and other building materials. If bed bugs are hiding, our K9 unit will find them!
Flick is your one-stop solution for the removal of bed bugsWe offer affordable and tailored bed bug removal solutions. Our qualified technicians will inspect your residential or commercial property and develop a treatment plan. Based on their findings this may include a heat treatment, non-chemical or chemical treatment if required. Our bed bug pest technician will then treat your property to ensure its bed bug free. To find our more contact our expert bed bug team today.
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Common Bed Bug Questions
What do bed bugs feed on?
Bed bugs feed solely on blood – so an infestation isn’t a sign of poor hygiene, as they can also be found in immaculate hotel rooms. They are active at night and usually bite people while they are asleep. They have an elongated beak through which they pierce the skin and withdraw blood. Feeding for 3 – 10 minutes before they are engorged, they then crawl away unnoticed.
What are signs of a bed bug infestation?
No matter how comfortable your bed, sofa or cushions are, bed bugs use this as their favorite hideout in your home, hotels, at work and on public transport. It’s time for a bed bug treatment when you notice the following:
- An unusual foul odor – this is excreted from the bugs’ scent glands
- Dark or rusty spots on the bed elements and walls – these are usually their excrements
- Blood stains on the bed elements
- Egg shells and shed skins in headboards, box springs, bed frames and mattresses
- Bite marks on your skin
How do I prevent bed bugs?
After travelling, always inspect suitcases before bringing them indoors, particularly if you have been staying in shared hostels. Never leave open suitcases lying on the floor when on vacation. Also be wary of purchasing secondhand furniture – inspect old beds to check they aren’t carrying any travelers!
How do I prepare for a bed bug treatment?
On the day of the treatment, don’t move any mattresses or pieces of furniture or items. Leave this to your Flick bed bug specialists. Do not enter the treatment area until the technician advises you it is safe to do. They will give you advice about when to vacuum or use the area again.
How do I prevent bed bugs coming back?
After the treatment, wash all your bedclothes at a temperature of at least 60°C. After travelling, always inspect suitcases before bringing them indoors, particularly if you have been staying in shared hostels. Also be wary of purchasing secondhand furniture – inspect old beds to check they aren’t carrying any travelers!
How to get rid of bed bugs?
- Maintain clean bedding, sofa, cushions, rugs and surrounding areas regularly.
- Scrub and vacuum bed mattress, sofas, rugs and surrounding areas to remove bed bugs.
- Consult a professional bed bug exterminator. Exterminators apply effective bed bug treatments ranging from chemical to heat treatment for bed bugs. This includes using chemical and non- chemical treatments specifically targeted at bed bugs, handled and applied with extra caution to prevent bed bug resistance, as well as, harmful health effects on humans. Heat treatment for bed bugs involves using temperatures higher than 45 degrees celsius to kill bed bugs and their eggs.
Common Bed Bugs
Common Bed Bug
4-5mm in length, or the size of the apple seed. Vary in colour from light yellow to brown, depending on stage of life.
Bed bugs feed during the night through their elongated beaks, which sink painlessly into the skin for up to 15 mins. However allergic reactions to the saliva are common, with symptoms including redness, itching and swelling. A telltale sign is when the bites are clustered in a straight line and when they are on the legs and ankles. They can cause great distress and reputational damage to hospitality businesses.
Bed bugs are nocturnal. During the day the hide close to where people sleep, such as in mattresses, headboards or boxsprings. They can hide in cracks the width of a credit card and prefer to be close to where they feed. However, they will crawl longer distances if required.