Bed Bugs


Bed bug infestations are increasingly common in Adelaide, South Australia.

There are steps that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home and building.  

When bed bugs are present, they can be safely controlled.

Recognising a Bed Bug

Bed bugs are small insects that feed mainly on human blood.  A newly hatched bed bug is semi-transparent, light tan in colour, and is the size of a poppy seed.  

Adult bed bugs are flat, have rusty-red coloured oval shape bodies, and are about the size of an apple seed.  

Bed bugs can be easily confused with other small household insects, including carpet beetles, spider beetles and juvenile cockroaches.

Bed Bug infestations

Bloodstains, droppings and eggs can be found in several locations including:

  •     Mattress seams and bed sheets, pillow cases and upholstered furniture.
  •     Carpets, clothing, shoes, bed frames and headboards.
  •     Cracks and crevices from the floor to the ceiling

Bed Bug Biology

Bed bugs need a blood meal to grow and lay eggs.  A female lays 5-7 eggs per week and if fed will lay 200-500 eggs in her lifetime.  Eggs take about 10 days to hatch.  Bed bugs are fully grown in 2-4 months and can live as long as a year.

Bed bugs are most active when we sleep.  They crawl onto exposed skin, inject a mild anesthetic and suck up a small amount of blood.  Most people never feel the actual bite.  

The bites can be very itchy and irritating, consult your doctor, usually an anti-itching ointment will help.

Bed Bug Prevention

Bed bugs can enter your premises by latching onto furniture, luggage and clothing, and by travelling along connecting pipes and wiring.

-    Never introduce bed frames, mattresses, upholsted furniture, luggage without inspection.

-    When travelling, inspect the bed and furniture.  Keep suitcases off the floor and bed and inspect them before you leave.

-    If you suspect you have bed bugs you shouldn't feel ashamed, anyone can get them.  Call Pest Guard (Aust) for a Pest Management
     Programme to suit.

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