Bed bugs can be found anywhere – in hotels, motels, holiday houses, gyms, hostels, dormitories, on oil rigs – and can be extremely difficult to control. They’re great at hiding and are known to hitch rides in luggage, personal belongings and even on you if you’ve been away from home.
We are noticing an increase in the number of Bed Bug callouts due to the expansion of international travel, especially from places off the beaten track where pest control and laundering practices may not be as closely monitored as in mainstream accommodation.
BED BUGS BE GONE!
You can reduce the chances of a costly bed bug infestation by catching them early. Bed Bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is vital to help prevent an even larger problem. Once indoors, they can be extremely difficult to control without the help of an experienced pest specialist.
• Live or dead bed bugs
• Skins cast off during the moulting process
• Stains or mounds of reddish-black faecal matter
• Tiny cream-colored eggs usually found in dark crevices.
• Live bugs tend to huddle close together and have a distinctively sweet, unpleasant smell.
Source & resource: Bed Bug Fact Sheet – Medical Entomology Department, University of Sydney