Monday, 16 July 2018

What's That Biting Me?

Here at Bug King, we get many calls from customers who aren’t sure what’s biting them,
especially in the night. Now, there could be a multitude of things biting, but the most common
biters here in Auckland, are fleas, mosquitoes and bed bugs.

But how do I know what it is?

Mosquitoes are an obvious one; they’ll be buzzing around, especially in the warm summer months
and annoying you with that high pitch of theirs. We can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in
your home by conducting a fly treatment. Call us to find out more about that!

It gets a bit trickier to work out when the culprits are tiny!
We often get phone calls from customers who are convinced that they have bed bugs because
they only seem to be bitten in their beds at night. Well, the truth is, fleas also love your bed and
quite quickly make it their home. So how can you tell the difference?

There are a few points of difference between flea and bed bug infestations:

  • Flea bites will often be on the lower part of your body (especially feet and ankles), or  scattered throughout your body if the fleas are in your bed, whereas bed bugs most often only target the top half of your body. Places like shoulders, neck, arms, chest and stomach are bed bug territory!
  • Bed bugs don’t jump, and they can be seen with the naked eye. If there are tiny jumping things on your sheets, you’re dealing with fleas.
  • Bed bugs are more commonly found in apartments, or where dwellings are close together, whereas we find more flea infestations in suburban homes, where there are more pets present.
  • Bed bugs hideaway during the day, and can be found on the bed frame, headboard, mattress, box spring, skirting boards and in crevices and seams of furniture and curtaining. They come out when they sense an increase in carbon dioxide, a sign that we are sleeping!

I’ve searched for Bedbugs but can’t find any; does this mean I have fleas??

Not necessarily! Bed bugs can be tricky to find, especially in earlier infestations. Before assuming
that there are none, give us a call and we can talk you through a few things to diagnose further. The
best solution is to book us in for an inspection. Our technicians are specially trained on all the signs
of bed bugs and they will hunt them down! Only once they say there are no signs, do we then look
at doing a flea treatment.

The technicians can often see signs of a flea infestation and can get a good idea whether they think
it's fleas by chatting with you.

Our flea treatments are applied to the floor, fabric couches, pet areas and stripped beds.
This ensures that we get every last one in the house. We don’t just treat your bedroom for fleas,
as the little buggers can move throughout your house very quickly!

With Bug King, you can be rest assured that whether its fleas or bedbugs keeping you up at night,
we will get it sorted for you. Our flea treatments come with a 6 month warranty, and our bed bug
treatments with a 9 month one.

Call us on 0800 54 64 54 today so that we can get you bug free!

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