This common pest once associated with unhygienic surroundings, is prevalent due to a number of reasons, including increased travel, the use of second hand furniture, and suspected tolerance to some pesticides. These bugs still occur with regularity, particularly in multi-occupancy buildings with rapid resident turnover, for example, hostels, hotels, holiday camps and blocks of flats.
Adult Bed bugs resemble a small brown disc, measuring up to 6mm in length. It is wingless but the legs are well developed and it can crawl up most vertical surfaces. Their elongated eggs are cemented in cracks or crevices close to the hosts (which for Bed bugs are humans). The early stages of the Bed bug (nymphs) are tiny making them hard to detect with the naked eye.
Bed bugs can usually be introduced to your property as they attach to luggage, bags and clothing. Bed bugs may also be introduced through second-hand beds, furniture and possessions and public transport.
Habitat & Diet
Mainly active at night Bed bugs hide in crevices in the bed, surrounding furniture, and also behind skirting boards, under loose wall-paper, behind pictures and even in plug sockets to name a few.
Bed bugs need to feed on the blood of a human host. However in some cases they can survive up to a year without feeding.
Signs of an infestation
- Red irritating bits, typically in rows on your neck, shoulders, back, legs or arms.
- Clusters or dark spots (about 1mm wide) that look like an ink dot, are usually found on the bed frame or on the bottom side of the mattress.
- Small blood-smears on the bed linen or head-board.
- Finding the small brown insects in and around your bed frame and sleeping area.
How to get rid of Bed bugs:
If you suspect Bed bug infestation, we strongly recommend you act immediately and get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Self-treatment of a Bed bug infestation is unlikely to be successful. Failed treatments by home owners is common due to lack of effort on there part. We are trained professionals and have the technical knowledge and professional products and equipment which are not available to the public.
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