Your solution to bed bugs
BED BUG CONTROL SOLUTIONS
Bed bugs species most commonly found in Singapore are Cimex lectularius which readily bite humans. It’s not unusual to find bed bugs in your house. When you have bed bug bites, this is one sure sign that you can easily get a fast answer solution.
Bedbugs will invest bed sheets, curtains, carpets and rapidly multiply, making it difficult to remove them. They are often active at night and feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Bed bugs are tiny, oval insects whose colour is rusty red or brown. They can’t fly and are inclined to hide in cracks and crevices, particularly in wood and fabrics. Bedbugs will invade bed sheets, curtains, carpets and grow rapidly, making it hard to remove them. They are mainly active at night and feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Bed bugs are tiny, oval insects in colour, rusty red or brown. They can not fly and prefer to hide in cracks and crevices, particularly in timber and fabrics.
Bed Bug Bites
Some of the first signs you might have been sleeping in a bed with bugs is the bites you see when you wake up. Though, when you look at them in contrast of the other symptoms it is difficult to tell the difference between a bed bug bite and a bite from some other insect. So, how do you know if the bite you received is from a bed bug? Here are only a few things to look for.
Appearance of Bed Bug Bites
By looking at the pattern of bites, your body’s location and the estimated time it might have happened will help to accurately determine the culprit of your insect bites.
- Bed bugs are typically small, smooth, or raised bumps on the skin.
- Redness, swelling, and scratching occur frequently at these spots.
- Several bites tend to appear along an exposed area in a line or row, such as an arm or leg as a single bed bug can bite in the same area more than once, if disturbed while feeding. Bites found in various areas of the body may signify a variety of different bed bugs being bitten.
- A small proportion of people will respond to their bites very badly, and develop a skin rash. The red spots that signify a bite’s location can become elevated over time and very itchy.
Bedbug bites can occur anywhere on the body but are mostly near the skin to the blood vessels. Look for bite marks on your back, chest, legs, and hands.
When Do Bites Happen?
Nighttime bites also occur while we’re sleeping. It is doubtful that bed bug bites will wake the patient as bed bugs inject an anaesthetic when extracting blood from the host.
Worried About Your Bites?
Before you get to a hotel, check for signs of bed bugs. However, if you get bitten by a bed bug or two and you get pain they inflict, seek medical attention as soon as possible. There are no infectious diseases known to cause bed bugs, but everyone can react to a bite differently.
Signs of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs hide in tiny cracks and crevices and usually briefly visit their host in the few hours before dawn for a snack. Signs of bed bugs are easy to spot for an experienced pest controller. Signs of bed bugs are easy to spot for an expert pest controller but can be much harder for the untrained and novice eye.
Common Infestation Signs
- Dark or rusty stains from insect excreta on the mattress and surrounding ground.
- Presence of an unpleasant, soft, sickly smell coming from the glands of the bugs.
- Small dark blood stains known as’ faecal pellets’ on the bedding.
- Despite being tiny, bugs can be spotted live on bed and skins shed.
- Blood stains on the mattress lining or covers.
- Wakes up with scratching
Identifying Bed Bugs
Bed bugs hiding in the tiniest crack and crevice make finding these flat and brown creeping bloodsuckers a challenge. Often bed bugs is confused as cockroach nymphs or even beetles. In this situation, you’d need to be sure whether your place was infested with bed bugs to take action quickly and avoid an infestation that can get out of control in only 10 weeks.
The case can be more complex with bed bug living without a meal for up to a year. An infestation can happen quickly because an adult female bed bug lays an average of 5 eggs every day, which in its lifetime is around 200 to 500 eggs.
Understanding the symptoms of bed bugs is crucial to effective and correct diagnosis of the plague. Since they generally come out at night, normally one hour before dawn, a bed bug can’t be seen coming out to bite you while you’re still sleeping.
Proper identification by a skilled and qualified pest controller can help to quickly recognise the bed bug pest, particularly when you notice red and swollen bites on your body.
Removing Bed Bugs Yourself
When it comes to getting rid of bed bugs, usually DIY remedies prove ineffective and threaten re-infestations. This is because bed bugs hide in the narrowest of spaces, such as mattress edges, bedframes or furniture behind them. Most of the time, many of them were faced with the hassles and pressures of an infestation. You knew it? Bed bugs are not just living and hidden in dormitories.
Because of different factors bed bugs are considered to be closely related to travel. An adult bed bug is around 5 mm long and helps them to easily cover headboards mounted on walls, mattresses, box springs, and baseboards at the back. They love fabrics and upholsteries, such as curtains and sofas, and thus, these the hideouts are typically targeted locally or internationally in rooms. After a flight, you could easily transport one of these back home.
- Perform careful housekeeping in high environment in a dryer, such as washing bedsheets, curtains, and shoes. Stuffed toys may also be put in a hot dryer for 30 minutes
- Vacuum carpet or cloth drapes and regularly upholstered furniture (dispose of vacuum contents immediately and carefully)
- Take beds out of the wall Remove layer by layer and search for any bed bug on the sheets
Bed Bug Removal Treatment
Bed Bugs in Your Home
The system consists of inspection and residual spraying on frequently infested areas such as wall skirts, carpeted areas, joints to furniture, cracks or crevices, bed frames and mattress corners.
Steam treatment is also recommended for the removal of adult bed bugs, larvae, and eggs to ensure sufficient protection. The system is able to treat sensitive areas such as allergy which require direct skin contact. This is safe and environmentally friendly, thereby improving health standards.
Our service technicians are specialists with comprehensive training, expertise and experience. They understand bed bug habits and use their expertise to choose the best control methods and materials to establish an efficient management system. The problem can be prevented from transforming into a expensive, destructive and time-consuming epidemic.
Spray and Gas
Our most common bed bug treatment for getting rid of bed bugs in Singapore is the one time spray and gas treatment with dual action spraying. This approach provides greater coverage of the area being handled and can remove not only bed bugs but also bed eggs.
In just one session we got a dry steamer to get rid of bed bugs. The steam generated can be distributed in the presence of humans and pets, making it time-efficient and environmentally friendlier.
Bed Bugs in Your Business
We provide a proactive inspection service as part of our business, to minimise potential risks. Our advice is to review all high-risk areas of your sector, and you can decide on the exact details.
Early identification of bed bugs is important for prompt and successful care. No one is better positioned than the housekeeping workers for detecting bed bugs in a hotel. Our experts will train your workers (on request) to search for signs of bed bugs as part of our bed bug treatment plan.
High Risk Bed Bug Businesses
If your company offers lodging or provides transportation you should find a proactive approach to bed bug management. The key reasons for harbouring and transmitting bed bugs are hotels, guest houses, hostels, schools, and health-care facilities.
Early identification of popular bed bug signs is the best protection for your business as bed bug issue may spread quite rapidly and if left unchecked your business may risk revenue loss, credibility or even forced closure. The emergence of bed bugs often puts you and your customers at a high risk of distressing bites.