Bed bug control

Even though folklore has told us this is true, there is actually no correlation between bed bugs and filth. Bed bugs don't feed on dirt, but they are problematic, hard to get rid of and can cause health issues, so you should deal with them appropriately as soon as you find them.

WHY BED BUGS?

For bed bugs to infest a property, they’ve got to hitch a ride on someone or something. Bed bugs don’t usually stay on their human hosts after feeding, but might hide in clothing and inadvertently go along for the ride to a new location. Most often, bed bugs travel in luggage after someone has stayed in an infested hotel room. Bed bugs may even infest movie theatres and other public spaces and spread to new locations via purses, backpacks, or coats. Bed bug infestations can be difficult to eradicate if not treated properly.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no association between bed bugs and filth. Bed bugs feed on human and animal blood.


As long as there’s a source of blood available to them, they will happily take up residence in even the most pristine environments.

Bed bugs are elusive and usually nocturnal (peak activity usually occurs between 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.), which can make their detection difficult.

They often lodge in dark crevices, and the tiny adhesive eggs can be nestled by the hundreds in fabric seams. Aside from bite symptoms, signs include fecal spots (small dark sand-like droppings that occur in patches around and especially beneath nests), blood smears on sheets (fecal spots that are re-wetted will smear like fresh blood), and the presence of their empty moulted exoskeletons. Although bed bugs can be found singly, they tend to congregate once established. These places can vary greatly in format, including luggage, inside of vehicles, within furniture, amongst bedside clutter, even inside electrical sockets and nearby laptop computers.

Bed bugs occur around the world and are an all-year-round pest.

Bed bugs are obligatory (bloodsucking) insects. They feed on humans only when other prey is unavailable. They obtain all the additional moisture they need from water vapour in the surrounding air and can stay dormant for long periods of time.

Apex Property Solutions as extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with bed bugs.

We have a range of different treatments and techniques tailored to your needs for professional, convenient solutions for treating bed bugs quickly and safely.

Get in touch with us now to sort your property maintenance and pest control needs.