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Bed bugs

Where they live

Bed frames Mattresses
Bed bases Bed headboards
Loose wallpaper Inside paintings
Wall sockets Telephones
Suspending ceilings Skirting boards
Clothing/furnishings Wall partitioning

How to tell if you have bed bugs

The presence of bed bugs in a room can be detected by the following:

  • blood spotting on bedding
  • brown excrement spots close to where they live and on bedding
  • whitish/opaque un-hatched and hatched eggs
  • in heavy infestations a sweet almond smell is common

Health hazards

Bed bugs feed on human blood, usually at night whilst people are asleep. Their bites cause irritation and itching. Some people are sensitive to the bites and experience an allergy and inflammation, which can require medical attention.

How to protect your home

Bed bugs cannot jump or fly, and can only crawl, or be transported by furniture or clothing. Its advisable to try to avoid taking in second hand furniture or clothing. Washing clothes and bed linen at 60º or dry cleaning can also remove bugs from infested items.

What to do if you find bed bugs

Please contact our pest control team to arrange an appointment. Failing to report a bed bug infestation may allow it to spread to adjoining properties. The officer will survey the infestation, and then place treatments in the most appropriate locations. Follow up visits will be made in order to ensure the success of the treatment.

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Last updated: 1 July 2016