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Bed bug control

With more people travelling, summer temperatures soaring and hotels operating at increasingly high occupancy rates, there has been a rise in bed bug outbreaks. A growing problem in student accommodation, hospitals, care homes and residential apartments, bed bugs cause psychological and physical harm by causing itchy bites, sleepless nights and anxiety.

In recent years, searches for ‘bed bugs’ have risen by a staggering 300% and feelings of fear and trepidation still exist as people feel ill-equipped to handle a bed bug infestation. Rentokil’s highly trained technicians use the latest advancements in bed bug detection and treatments to manage infestations  effectively and discreetly, minimise the impact to guests, their reputation and revenue.

For over 50 years, Rentokil has been supplying effective bed bug control solutions designed to protect commercial and residential properties from bed bugs.


Bed bug identification and education

Rentokil helps equip your employees with the knowledge they need to identify bed bugs, signs of a bed bug infestation and best practices for managing suspected bed bug issues. By adopting a clear, pre-emptive control strategy in the event of bed bug activity, your business significantly reduces the risk of deep infestations, which in turn significantly reduces the financial fallout from customer grievances. 

Bed bug insecticidal treatment

Professional bed bug insecticidal treatments are an effective way of managing bed bug infestations. Various insecticides such as fast acting contact insecticides, residual insecticides and dust insecticides are used for comprehensive treatment of the infested area. A thorough insecticide treatment should involve 2-3 repeat visits to address cycle development. In commercial properties, treatment may be applied in the central location, and adjoining areas to combat bed bug movement. 

At Rentokil, we strongly recommend against carrying out DIY treatments of bed bugs as it is a challenging and time-consuming process which requires expertise and the use of licensed chemical insecticides. Inappropriate pesticide products or the inappropriate use of pesticides can make you or your family very sick or make matters worse if left poorly treated.

Prepare your home for bed bug treatment

Once you’ve booked in with us, see how you can best prepare for our service visit with the below list of preparation steps to ensure effective treatment of bed bugs - and keep them out.

Prepare your business for bed bug treatment

Once you’ve booked in with us, be sure to follow the below steps ahead of time to prepare your premises for our service visit to ensure effective treatment of the infested area and surrounds.

Your local bed bug control professionals

All Rentokil technicians are highly qualified and trained to industry standards. Voted AEPMA (Australian Environmental Pest Management Association) Pest Manager of the Year 2020, our local teams offer a wide range of global innovations and bed bug control solutions for the most effective outcome.

Bed bug control expertise
Protecting commercial and residential properties from bed bug infestations for over 50 years
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AEPMA (Australian Environmental Pest Management Association) Pest Manager of the Year. Local, accredited pest controllers
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A broad range of bed bug management options to suit your business and home needs

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How much does bed bug control cost?

Your bed bug control costs will ultimately reflect the time and effort it will take to control them from your home or business. The first step in determining the cost of bed bug control is fully understanding the problem. Have bed bugs travelled into other rooms? Have they been spotted in chairs and lounges? Are people being bitten? 

To answer all the above questions, Rentokil will need to visit your property to inspect for bed bugs. Following this, the below factors will determine the most suitable bed bug treatment and its associated costs.

Size of premises

The square footage of your property and premises will have a direct impact on the type of bed bug treatment used and the number of follow-up treatments required.

Severity of bed bug infestation

If many bed bugs are present, or if there is a large infestation within your property, you may require more extensive treatment.

Pest control prices

Pest treatment prices are never cut and dry, understand the factors which determine pest control costs.

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