Bed-bugs can be the stuff of nightmares

Thankfully, our extermination services can successfully treat an infestation, getting rid of bed-bugs from your place of rest.

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown parasitic insects that prey on you while you sleep. If you have them, we’ll get rid of them quickly and effectively.

More about bed bugs

Bed bugs are a relatively new and growing problem in Auckland. Bed bugs are mainly found in inner city apartments and hotels, backpackers and b&bs. When it comes to the worst infestations to have in your home, bed bugs are probably up there.

Bed bugs are flat, rust-coloured parasites about five millimetres long that feed exclusively off the blood of humans.

The key to successfully eradicating bed bugs is to understand their habits, likes and dislikes, and we’re expert at bed bug identification and extermination.

What are the signs of bedbugs?

To really get rid of bed-bugs, you’ve got to know where they like to hide, and bed bugs can be fiendishly difficult to find and exterminate because they hide in small nooks and crannies. Typical bed bug hideouts include bed frames, mattresses, clothing, furniture, behind pictures and under loose wallpaper. Another very common place is behind headboards or where the headboard joins the bed-base.

Get bed bugs? If you notice blood spotting, moulted skins, live bed-bugs and  tiny white eggs or you can smell a coriander, or a sweet, musty odour, you may have bed bugs at your place. However, in 95% of cases when our customers suspect bed bug bites, it’s often not bed bugs who’ve moved in, but fleas.

Fortunately, bed bug invasions are very relatively hard to get. You won’t just get one even if you visit somewhere that has a bed bug infestation. You will need to stay overnight in an infested room to have a good chance of bringing a bed bug home.

If you need advice on a possible bed bug infestation, or help getting rid of bed bugs, please feel free to give the team at Bug King a call team a call.

If not bed bugs, then what?

Our qualified technicians will ask questions to diagnose the problem and ensure we’re treating for the right pest.

It’s usually fleas, even if you haven’t noticed any fleas around. When an inspection is completed and no evidence of bed-bugs is found, we will normally complete a flea treatment. In most cases this resolves the biting issues.

Other common biting insects mistaken for bed bugs are mosquitoes. If you’re sleeping with windows open, this may be the problem.

We’re good at getting rid of pests

Getting rid of bed bugs is very, very hard. Your best best option is to get a professional bed bug exterminator from Bug King who can look at the situation and offer advice on what you have and what you need to do to eradicate the problem.

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$379.50 one bedroom needing treatment (in most cases only 1 room needs treatment).

$255.00 per bedroom if 2 or more bedrooms require treatment.

All treatments come with a 6 month warranty unless specified otherwise.

What we do

To get rid of bed-bugs, the most important first step is a thorough inspection. Bed-bugs are very good at hiding in the tiniest crack and crevice. We understand how bed-bugs behave and the common, and not so common, places they like to nest. We spend a lot of time identifying where they are and planning the best treatment strategy to get rid of bed-bugs quickly and to ensure there is to chance of them spreading elsewhere.

Home treatments and poor treatment strategies by pest controllers inexperienced in bed-bug control are the major cause of bed-bugs spreading to neighbouring apartments in apartment blocks.

Areas with a high concentration of bed-bugs are vacuumed thoroughly. This is the quickest way to reduce the size of the infestation and allows full control to be gained within a very short timeframe.

After vacuuming we apply a very targeted residual spray treatment to all identified and common nesting areas. This will kill any remaining bed-bugs and provide protection against re-infestation.

If you have questions about how to get rid of bed-bugs, feel free to give the Bug King team a call on 0800 54 64 54.

Preparation & Aftercare


  • Strip the beds in the infested room. Bag and seal the linen in a plastic rubbish bag. Hot wash and dry the linen before replacing on the bed. 
  • No other preparation is required. Keeping items in the infested room and not disturbing the bed-bugs will minimize the risk of the infestation spreading.
  • You can remain at home but you will need to vacate the infested room for a minimum of 4 hours from the time the treatment is completed.


  • Enter the room and open windows and doors and allow to air for 10mins.

Our internal treatments use synthetic pyrethroids (which are based on natural pyrethrums). The products we use have been proven safe in sensitive situations over several decades. All treatments are professionally applied and are at a level that are very safe for humans and pets. All products are readily metabolized. If you do come into contact with the treatment it will just pass straight through you and not build up in your body over time.


It’s always good to take someone else’s word for it!  Read what our customers have said about us following a successful pest removal. We can also arrange for you to speak directly to someone who has used our services, as we appreciate that you need to be absolutely certain about how our pest control works before you ask us into your home. 

Kate Gooch
Kate Gooch
November 27, 2022.
Excellent service and after care to ensure I was a very happy customer with no ants!
Richenda Oh
Richenda Oh
November 16, 2022.
Use this guy! He is good, was down to earth, upfront and easily and quickly told us which rodents we had where and how to get rid of them.
Rebecca Yeng Tung
Rebecca Yeng Tung
October 30, 2022.
So this is my second time using Bug King, I had used them last year, since then we have bought a new home and the previous owners had a dog so naturally how new home had fleas which was biting my young children at night. Just like my 5 star experience before we go the same 5 star treatment second time around. Mo was once again earlier than expected which was great he did what he had to and went over and beyond what we expected. Yvette in the office was a breeze to work with. My kids have not been bitten since so I am one happy mum with happy kids! I didn't expect anything less from Bug King and as long as the awesome service doesn't change I will always be a loyal customer if I do anything done at my house they will always be my first point of contact! Thanks again Mo and Yvette best in business!
Tas Matiatos
Tas Matiatos
August 23, 2022.
Thank you to the team at Bugking. Perfect result, the insect problem has gone! Friendly staff and very professional. Highly recommend.
Grace Vujnovich
Grace Vujnovich
August 17, 2022.
Great experience working with the Bug King team. Mark was professional and friendly and haven't seen an ant since :)
Mark Leslie
Mark Leslie
May 11, 2022.
We've just had our final inspection completed, and have been thoroughly impressed by Bug King's responsiveness and service. Mo was a pleasure to deal with! Thank you Bug King for all your assistance, and putting our minds at ease!
Ross Bymolt
Ross Bymolt
April 14, 2022.
The previous tenants had 3 pets who clearly had thousands of their own pets! After 9 flea bombs, we admitted defeat and I called Mark who was able to accommodate us the next day which was amazing. He explained the flea life cycle and why the bombs weren't working, and why his solution would. Half an hour later the house was treated, and so far so good! I definitely recommend Bug King for a top notch, professional service.