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Has your Premises received it’s Bed Bug Rapid Test?

Has your Premises received it’s Bed Bug Rapid Test?

Bed Bugs can cause a lot of stress to home and business owners – especially those in the hospitality sector. Bed Bugs will stay close to their food source, which is usually where people rest and sleep – hence the name Bed Bugs.

Bed Bugs have become even more of a concern for people recently and we have been receiving lots of queries of late, about this pest. Central Pest Control have put together a list of the most common Bed Bug questions we receive along with our professional opinion and advice.

Frequently Asked Questions – Bed Bugs

  1. How did I get Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs are great hitch hikers. They will not only travel on your luggage as you are travelling, but also keep in mind when purchasing items such as second hand furniture, for example, could be infested with this insect and be transported into your home. Also as seen on social media platforms a lot of late, Bed Bugs will also be found on public transport and cinema seats.

Pro Tip – When travelling, before bringing your luggage into the room you are staying, inspect headboards and furniture for Bed Bugs, using a torch on your phone may be helpful for this. Storing luggage on a luggage rack is also recommended as a Bed Bug precaution.

  1. How can I identify Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs are visible to the naked eye but are only 5-7 millimeters in size (about the size of an apple seed) and are a brownish red colour. As they are nocturnal and feed at night, during the day they will be hiding in cracks, crevices and seams of mattresses and headboards, making them a tricky insect to detect, which is why it is recommended to seek professional help from a fully qualified, licensed pest control technician to inspect for Bed Bugs in your home or business.

  1. What do Bed Bug bites look like?

Bed Bug bites will be small, red, itchy bumps on the skin. Bed Bugs feed in a pattern so these bumps may appear in a line or in a cluster. A Bed Bug bite may cause irritation and swelling causing discomfort to people. These bites will usually be in places exposed when sleeping such as shoulders, neck and arms. Everyone reacts different to Bed Bug bites, some people could experience a skin rash and others an allergic reaction.


If you believe you have a Bed Bug infestation, seeking professional help is necessary as these are a difficult pest to get rid of without it and your infestation will grow in size at a rapid rate, as they are prolific breeders and Bed Bugs can survive for one year without a food supply.

Central Pest Control will conduct a Bed Bug Rapid Test, to test for Bed Bugs by collecting and analyzing potential residues present from Bed Bugs on typical surfaces where they hide, swiftly detecting if your home or business has been infected with Bed Bugs.

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