Pesticides used in the 1950s successfully eradicated the vast majority of bedbugs; however, the toughest ones survived. A pest control in Brisbane may need to use a variety of stronger chemicals in higher doses to efficiently exterminate them.
Pest controllers have been wondering around how the bedbugs can survive even the most powerful treatments. Recommendations may imply that they have been producing complex enzymes to digest pesticides more quickly; but the actual answer may be a lot simpler.
The outer surface of a bedbug is known as cuticle and Australian bugologists recently studied the cuticles of treatment-resistant bugs comparing it to bugs that were easily killed. And according to their studies, the treatment-resistant bedbugs had cuticles more than 15% thicker than other bedbugs. They have developed thick raincoats used to protect them from harmful chemicals. The stronger the pesticides are, their outer skins grow thicker. Hence, some pest control in Brisbane cannot seem to eradicate the most powerful bedbugs.
So What Are Really Bedbugs?
Bedbugs are tiny, oval-shaped insects that feed only on animal blood including humans. At night when you least expect them, they can feed on your blood while your body is peacefully sleeping. These crafty insects have a long beak used to pierce on your skin and suck up your blood. Their saliva has a mild anaesthetic so you don’t feel they are feeding on you. If they are hungry, their bodies are flat; and if full, they swell up like apple seeds. It takes them around three to ten minutes to feed and get bloated with your tasty blood. It may take them three to five days before they come back for another night-time feast. However, if there are more bedbugs in your house, you can have yourself bitten every time you sleep.
How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Most people, who find their mattresses and other furniture filled with bedbugs, often use vacuum and steam to eliminate the pests. Even if you need to wrap them in plastic, you don’t solve the problem as the bugs can survive a year without food.
The best way is to contact a reputable pest control in Brisbane, which can eradicate the hiding pests with suitable pesticides hoping that it works. If there is immense infiltration, you may need to get rid of the furniture and take it out of your house.