The adult bed bug resembles a small brown disc, about 3.5mm long the size of a match head. It is wingless but has well developed legs meaning that it can crawl up most vertical surfaces.
The incidents of bed bugs are now much increased. They are often found in multi-occupancy buildings with rapid resident turnover, such as hostels, holiday camps and blocks of flats.
They present a risk of anaemia for humans
Bedbugs are a significant pest to humans because they feed on blood. They emerge to feed mostly at night while their “hosts” are sleeping. Their bite can cause severe local irritation and itching and there is also a possibility of secondary infection. Sites with a high level of infestation present a risk of anaemia for the human host.
Fully grown bed bugs can endure starvation for several months in infested rooms. Bed bugs may be found under wallpaper or in crevices in the furniture and joinery and emerge at night to feed. Bedbugs have well defined resting sites in which many from all the different life stages are found, along with blood.
It varies depending on how severe the issue is. Contact a professional pest control company for advice.
Bed bugs are normally treated using one of or a combination of insecticidal sprays, heat treatments and thorough cleaning,
Yes, but we advise that you follow the guidance given by the pest professional.
Bed bugs multiply quickly so early identification is critical. Adult Female bed bugs can lay up to 3 eggs per day, all of which hatch in around 10 days.
Finding single bed bugs after treatment is common as they hide in small cracks and crevices. If this happens call the company who carried out the treatment and they will be able to help.
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