Today, bed bugs are Sydney’s newest health hazard indeed. The drastic increase in their population and proliferation are said to be caused by two things: fewer harmful pesticides used for pest control and the popularity of overseas travel.
The influx of international travel, in particular, continues to be a factor in the increase in the bed bug population in Sydney. If you stay at an accommodation that also houses these pests, you may inadvertently take one or more of these bugs with you when you come home. This is because bed bugs climb into bags and luggage. They can stick to clothes as well. When you unpack, these pests will also settle into your home.
Although they are called bed bugs, these pests won’t just live in your bed. They can settle in your furniture, cabinets and drawers, under floorboards and carpets – basically everywhere. As long as you have these pests in your home, your chances of being bitten by these bugs are always high.
Health Risks of Bed Bugs
Different people react differently to a bed bug bite. However, most people will immediately see and experience the allergic reactions to bites which include the appearance of large welts that are really itchy and often inflamed. These often subside to red spots after a day or two, but these spots will still last for several days.
More severe allergic reactions to bed bug bites include:
Dealing with Bed Bugs
To avoid bringing home and harbouring bed bugs, follow these tips:
To be rid of a bed bug infestation, you may need to call the experts. Integrated pest management techniques, which include pesticide treatment, will effectively rid your home of these bugs.
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