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Australia has seen a resurgence in populations of bed bugs in the past few years, which is concerning for businesses catering to tourists, both local and international.

Many infestation are the result of the pests attaching themselves to items or luggage of visiting travellers. This can have a major impact to hotels, motels as well as short term rental properties.

A professional treatment is best when dealing with bed bugs to ensure swift results. Termitrust Pest Control can help by creating a customised treatment and maintenance plan for your business. We are trained in bed bug biology, breeding habits and the latest methods of keeping them at bay.

We have teams located around Australia which means local knowledge and local service.

Bed bug facts

Bed bugs are very small, parasitic insects, reddish brown in colour. They are flat with no wings and grow from 6 to 9 mm in length and generally hide in bed linen, mattresses, furniture or chairs. Bed bugs are only active for short periods to seek a meal of blood, typically from humans. They are attracted by the heat and carbon dioxide we produce.

Treating bed bugs

Treating bed bug infestations effectively requires a dual approach. We use an approved insecticide spray that has residual benefits and will continue to remain effective over time. Repeat visits may be necessary to ensure all bed bugs at various stages of the lifecycle have been eradicated. The insects must come in contact with the insecticide in order for the treatment to be successful.

Secondly, we recommend a series of strict housekeeping practices to be implemented to reduce further infestations. Termitrust provides professional advice on these practices as part of our overall bed bug removal services.

House cleanliness assists with the control of bed bugs, but infestations can occur with movement of bedding or luggage that has been in contact with an infestation from elsewhere, so it is important to treat the whole property and wash all linen and clothing that may have been affected.

Did you know?

  • Bed bugs can live anywhere such as homes, hospitals, office buildings, schools, buses, trains, cinemas, retail stores and just about anywhere where there are humans
  • An adult bed bug can survive up to one year without feeding
  • After feeding, bed bugs move to secluded places and hide for 5-10 days to mate and lay eggs

Our customised pest management programs are focussed on delivering long term protection, while providing a solution for the current problem. Engaging a professional team will reduce the costs which can occur from poorly treated pest problems. This ensures your guests are safe and your reputation is protected.

Please contact your local centre at, if you have bed bug problem and our team will be more than happy to offer advice or a no-obligation quote. You can also find more information on the range of services we can offer.