Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TVNZ Infested

Last night TVNZ1 began showing a series of programs named Infested. The program aired at 9.30pm and last night’s episode featured infestations of rats and bed bugs.

The family suffering from bed bugs were getting bites which were initially diagnosed by a doctor as an allergic reaction to something in their environment such as a change of washing powder. It was only when the lady of the house investigated and found bed bugs crawling on her children’s beds at night that the culprit was identified as bed bugs. This highlighted the difficulty in identifying bed bug infestations just from their bites and how difficult they are to find as they only emerge from their hiding places at night.

I suspect a large number of people watching the program suddenly realised that the itchy marks they had been getting recently may be caused by bed bugs. The Kiwicare website got a sudden influx of visitors between 9.30 and 11.00pm last night. Nearly a hundred people in New Zealand visited the site in this period seeking information on bed bugs and how to get rid of bed bugs using the Kiwicare Bed Bugs Box.
Visits to Kiwicare.co.nz 26th July. Spike after TVNZ show Infested at 9.30pm
Next week’s episode of Infested will “….reveal the pain and anguish of living with shocking infestations of [some] cockroaches, rats, bedbugs, scorpions, ants, raccoons, mice, snakes and spiders.”

Have you heard about the pregnant bed bug?
She gave birth in the spring.


  1. HOw do i get rid of paper lice?

  2. Thank you for your question.

    You will find advice of getting rid of booklice (paper lice) at http://www.kiwicare.co.nz/pest/pests/a-g/booklice/



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