- October 23, 2020
Bed bugs and fleas are tiny parasitic insects that feed on blood. The common bedbug (cimex lectularius) is the most infamous species of the family and has a distinct preference for human blood. The name ‘bed bug’ is derived from the insect’s preferred habitat of houses – especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal, and are capable of feeding on their hosts without even being noticed. Bed-bug bites can cause a number of adverse health effects, including skin rashes, allergies and psychological issues.
Bed bugs can be picked up at hotels and guesthouses by unsuspecting travellers, and subsequently brought home in luggage or on clothing. They can also gain entry to a premises via infested furniture or used fabrics. Bedbugs can even travel between rooms in multi-occupant buildings such as appartments, flats and dormitories.
Tackling a bed-bug problem properly usually requires professional intervention, as they are notoriously difficult to detect and you need to be sure every single bug has been eradicated.
In the hospitality industry, an infestion of bed bugs can be highly detrimental to business. Bad publicity spreads quickly, leading to cancelled bookings and, potentially, to business closures.
At Central Pest Control, we’re specialists in the field of bed-bug identification and eradication. Talk to us today on LoCall 1890 906 195.
Fleas are a nuisance to their hosts, causing an itching sensation which in turn frequently results in the host attempting to remove the pest by biting, pecking, scratching, etc. Fleas are not simply a source of annoyance, however. Some people and animals suffer allergic reactions to flea saliva, resulting in rashes and other skin irritations. Flea bites generally result in the formation of a slightly raised, swollen itching spot with a single puncture point at the centre (not unlike a mosquito bite).
Allowing pets such as cats or dogs to roam freely in your home increases significantly the chances of a flea infestation. Even though you may think you’re taking good care of your pet, fleas have an unerring ability to defeat even the most conscientious pet lover. They can infiltrate your pet’s blood supply, feasting on their good health while your pet effectively wastes away with flea-induced diseases. A flea infestation is a serious issue that demands a rapid response, preferably by means of a fast-acting solution that is not only efficient in eradicating the parasite but is also safe for you and your pet. At Central Pest Control, our experienced and qualified experts are fully equipped to deal with even the most serious flea infestation.