Bed bugs


Bed bug Siem Reap pest control

Bed bugs incidences in Cambodia have resurged in recent years and their spread is due to the high amount of international travel and a lack of awareness. They are usually brought into buildings through luggage. Their flattened bodies allow them to conceal in the tiniest cracks and crevices around the room and within the furniture.

If you see bed bugs, we recommend putting the luggage outside, boil all clothes and sheets (or keep 3 days inside a plastic bag in a freezer) and get all furniture and fixture treated. Many strains are pyrethroid-resistant, so commercial insecticides are useless and only a professional pest controller can really fix this issue.

In practice, we limit the use of insecticide against bed bugs, since most of the stains have become resistant to insecticide. Instead of insecticide treatments, we practice physical eradication, including professional vacuum cleaning, hot steam water, and diatomaceous earth in the treatment of bed bugs. Mechanical eradication is much healthier for applicants and clients. Afterward, we will apply an insect growth regulator (IGR) to all cracks, crevices, joints of beds and furniture, mattress, plinths, parquet flooring, baseboards, and all woodworks revealing gaps. Despite that IGR are still chemical, they are much less toxic than insecticides. They are used to avoid newly hatched bed bugs become adults and lay more eggs. IGR is remnant and non-repellant, which means that it remains active against juvenile bed bugs several months after the treatment.

Complete extermination needs 2 treatments within 2 weeks to get rid of all the newly hatched ones as well.