Are Bed Bugs in NZ a Problem?

Are Bed Bugs in NZ a Problem?

Bed Bugs are pests that can be found in a wide range of places including New Zealand. They are small and oval in shape with a pointed abdomen. The bites of Bed Bugs can cause itching and a burning sensation. Bed Bug bites should not be scratched as they can cause infections. The bugs may also cause allergic reactions.

The best way to prevent bed bugs is to thoroughly clean your bed and furniture. You should also clean any materials that have crevices or cracks. Also, you should vacuum and wash upholstered items frequently. If you’re staying in a hotel, you should check the room before you stay there.

In addition to the irritation that the bites cause, bed bugs also cause low sleep quality. This can have a significant impact on your wellbeing, as your immune system will be compromised. It can also affect your self-esteem due to the misconception that these bugs are dangerous. Treatments for bed bug bites are limited. Fortunately, the majority of these bites heal on their own within a week or two. However, if the bites are too painful or cause severe swelling or inflammation, you should contact a doctor immediately. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics.

While outbreaks of bedbugs are common around the world, they are relatively rare in New Zealand. Most outbreaks occur when bugs are brought home from overseas or infest second-hand furniture. Mark Mcdonald, owner of Bug King Pest Control Service in Auckland, said that in 2018 the number of bedbug infestations has been steady, but most of them occur in backpacker and student apartments. There are very few reported cases in family homes.