Nobody likes the feeling or even the thought of a bug crawling on them, whether they’re asleep in bed or not, and it probably leaves most people wondering whether their Geelong home or office has some kind of insect pest infestation.
Unfortunately, you can never totally remove the possibility of a pest coming into your Geelong home or workplace, whether they hitch a ride, or find another way inside.
Finding earwigs in the kitchen, moths in the closet eating your clothes, bed bugs waiting to feed on your blood at night, or slaters in the damp areas of your home or office, these are signs that you need an insect pest exterminator. If you have insect pests, call Acacia Pest Control and we’ll send out a professional bug exterminator to locate the insect infestation, identify it, treat it, and control the pest.
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Commercial & Residential Bug Control
The not-so-palatable truth is, it’s mainly people who bring insects and bugs inside the home or workplace – pests will latch onto a jacket, trousers, sneak into a shopping bag or in shoes. Bug pests even get onto your washing on the clothesline and are unwittingly brought inside. When it comes to the bed bug, which is a problem now in Australia, and also in Geelong, it will attach itself to an animal, person, or object and spread from one location to another. It’s really just bad luck, rather than a lack of hygiene, and bed bugs are not only found in beds and bedrooms but in crevices and cracks an in any room. So, if you have a serious bug pest problem in your Geelong workplace or home, you’ll need a professional bug exterminator to identify, treat, remove, and control the infestation. Bug control solutions are as important in a commercial setting as they are in the home. So call Acacia Pest Control today to deal professionally and effectively with any bug pest problem. A skilled Geelong pest exterminator will skilfully apply expert control techniques.
Some common bugs in Geelong homes, buildings & backyards:
- Bed bugs, beetles, bull ants
- Cockchafers, centipedes, crickets
- Fleas, flies, lice
- Midges, mites
- Mosquitos, moths
- Slaters, snails, slugs
Why Are Bugs So Harmful?
Carpet beetle bugs will eat your furniture and floor coverings, moths and silverfish will eat your clothes, and many people in Geelong are bitten or stung by common insect pests including wasps, bees and scorpions. But, apart from the potentially deadly venom from the Redback spider, the bites and stings are rarely harmful, unless the person bitten is allergic.
There are bed bugs in Geelong now, and they are horrible little bloodsuckers, but bite responses in people range from none to a small mark like a mosquito bite, to a serious allergic reaction. The bites from a bed bug can result in small, itchy red lumps, and can be unsightly, but are not considered dangerous or disease-transmitting.
What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are tiny, parasitic insects that pierce the skin and feed on human blood, There are two main bed bug species, the common bed bug, C. Lectularius L and the tropical species, Cimex hemipterus, only recently discovered in Australia. Some info on bed bugs:
- Bed bugs can live for over six months between feeds.
- Bed bugs don’t carry disease (but body lice can spread trench fever and typhus).
- The present crop of bed bugs is highly resistant to common pesticides.
- These bugs are masters at hiding in the folds and seams in luggage, folded clothes.
- Bed bugs are often brought to different locations and countries by travellers.
- They can survive up to six months at room temperature.
- Bed bugs normally feed at night while you sleep.
- This blood-sucking insect pest is oval shaped, four to six millimetres long, and a red-brown colour.
- There’s been a worldwide explosion in bed bug populations and Geelong is no exception.
- The explosion of bed bug infestations is in line with cheap world travel and a reduced use of harmful pesticides.
- Bed bugs will hitch a ride in dirty clothes, since that’s what attracts them.
- Call an insect pest exterminator if you have bed bugs or any kind of insect pest infestations.
If you’ve been attacked by bed bugs in your Geelong home or workplace, wash all your clothes in hot water, or throw the bug-infested furniture or clothing away. The best advice is to call in the pest experts at Acacia Pest Control Geelong so a skilled exterminator can eradicate the bed bug from your home or office.
How to Control Bugs
Droughts and changes in the weather and seasons have a role in causing bugs and insect pests to come into our homes. So, the best way to prevent bug pest infestations is to keep them out in the first place, though it is hard. Seal any cracks and gaps on the outside of your Geelong home or building, and inside, clear up any clutter. A cluttered house gives an invading bug a hiding and breeding place, which makes it harder to eradicate the insect pest. Vacuum all your floors, rugs, beds (under and around bed legs and in frames and crevices) upholstered furniture, and all crevices and cracks in all the rooms. To make sure the bug and insect pests don’t escape, change the vacuum bag often, secure it tightly, and throw it in the bin. Wash and heat dry all bedding frequently and do your laundry often.
Do You Need a Bug Control Expert?
If you have any of the fabric and textile-munching bugs, including silverfish, carpet beetles and moths in your Geelong premises, you’ll need to call in a professional bug exterminator to deal with the problem effectively and control future insect pest infestations. These pests can do untold damage to fabric, textile and paper products:
These pest insects like dark, damp, warm and humid spots to live and breed, so they’re usually found in laundries and bathrooms, in wall cavities and roof voids, bookshelves and cupboards. Outside, the bug lives in tree bark, under rocks and rotten logs.
Moths that eat clothes love fur, wool, hair, and silk fabrics. This destructive little insect pest can destroy whole wardrobes of clothing if left untreated. Clothing moths like the dark, and don’t fly towards the light.
- Carpet Beetle
Infestations of the carpet beetle insect pest will quickly spread. This is oval-shaped, small bug pest feeds on pollen as an adult, but while in the larval stage, it eats animal-based products. So, this bug will invade upholstered furniture, carpets, blankets, pillows, coats, wool, and clothing.
What To Expect From Our Bug Pest Control Services
The safe removal of a bug or insect pest infestation in your Geelong home or business has changed over the years. In the past, pest control companies commonly used dust and sprays to treat and remove a bug problem, but now we’re more aware of how some chemicals can be harmful to humans and the environment. So, at Acacia Pest Control Services in Geelong, we use some natural methods of bug and insect pest treatment and removal. Before choosing a method for the treatment of a bug infestation, an Acacia Pest Control Geelong exterminator will identify the insect pest species and treat it accordingly.
If you have a problem with an infestation or high population of any kind of insect pest in or around your Geelong home or yard, company offices, or other business premises, and need an exterminator to treat and control the bed bug or any kind of insect pest problem efficiently and effectively, call Acacia Pest Control on 1300257774 today, or send an email to email@example.com.