Bed bugs are small disc shaped insects, there are about 3-6mm in length and reddish brown in colour which change to a dark mahogany once they have eaten. Newly hatched nymphs are colourless.
Bed bug infestations are now much more prevalent and are often found in multi-occupancy buildings such as hostels, flats and hotels. Bed bugs can often be transported from holiday destinations travelling on clothing or luggage. They can be found in mattresses, bed frames, skirting boards and other furniture, they can easily climb vertical surfaces of all types.
Bed bugs are parasites and feed on blood, they prefer human blood but will also feed on blood from other warm blooded animals such as pets, birds and rodents.
How do I know if I have a bed bug infestation?
The first sign of a bed bug infestation is often blood stains on your bed sheets, bed bugs are nocturnal and will only feed from their host while it sleeps. The bites appear as red spots on the skin, and normally appear on the arms and upper torso. They can cause severe irritation and itching which can last a few hours. There is also the possibility of secondary infection and if they are present in high levels the risk of anaemia.
Having bed bugs has nothing to do with the hygiene of your home and can occur in properties of all ages and states. Bed bugs can survive for several months without feeding so professional removal of these pests is essential to prevent reinfestation.
We provide effective solutions to control and eradicate bed bugs that can only be used by qualified pest controllers.