DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE
This globetrotting pest has developed quite the skill for managing to get everywhere. Bored of just inhabiting unhygienic surroundings, bed bugs are prevalent due to a number of reasons, including increased travel, more people using second-hand furniture and suspected evolved immunity to various pesticides.
Bedbugs are often found in high-traffic areas or those with a higher population density, such as blocks of flats, hotels and student accommodation.
They're quite a scary pest when you look at the numbers: Female bedbugs lay 200-500 eggs in just two months. Both males and females feed on mammalian blood, with the female having a more frequent need to feed due to egg laying.
They can survive dormant for months without feeding, waiting for a host. Make sure it isn't you!
An effective removal strategy is required to eradicate this vermin from your property.
You'll likely know if there are bedbugs nearby, you just have to find them
Bedbugs leave shed skins behind as they develop through the many stages of their life cycle.
Blood spots can be left behind in two ways: once you have been bitten, seepage will leave a small blood spot; and
when these little creatures meet their end by being crushed.
Bedbug infestations produce a unique aroma, somewhat sweet but certainly not pleasant. Easily detected by dogs, even the human nose will pick up the scent of an established population.
The sooner bedbug extermination is started the quicker the infested areas can be treated to reduce the spread
KEEP YOUR REVIEWS POSITIVE
A bedbug infestation in a hotel, Airbnb or similar can be devastating. Revenue loss and even possible legal consequences from bedbugs have a huge impact on businesses.
Applied either directly into creases or in gaps and crevices in the mattress and bed frame this method is great for killing the bedbugs themselves self but not will not reach the eggs directly.
This is why the use of Insect Growth Regulators (IGR's) are necessary.
IGR's mimic hormones in young insects. They disrupt how insects grow and reproduce. IGRs can control many types of insects including fleas, cockroaches and mosquitos, and are generally low in toxicity to humans.