Bed bugs are approximately 5-6 mm in length before a blood meal, extending about 7mm when fully engorged with blood, are oval and flattened from back to underside with well-developed legs and wings absent. They are also red to brown in colour.
Common signs of bed bugs being present are finding small blood spots on bed sheets, faecal pellets, and distinctive smell and of course live insects.
The harm of bed bugs is customers can be bitten. Bed bugs move around easily and if not treated in a professional way quickly, can quickly reach an epidemic level. Specialist solutions only available to professional pest control companies offer the most reliable way to get rid of bed bugs.
Bed bugs feed on human blood.
It is not recommended for you to try removing bed bugs on your own and should seek professional help.
Remove all bed linen, pillowcases, bed covers, curtains, and sofa covers. Place them in large plastic bags and double knot. Do this in the same room where bed bugs have been found so that they are not transported to another room. Wash in hot water temperature above 60。C and dry using the hottest dry cycle available.
Take the bed frame apart for inspection and treatment. You may also have to dismantle other items during the treatment so be prepared for this or have a contractor standing by.
Make the room perimeter accessible for inspection and treatment by moving items away from the walls to the center of the room.
Remove pictures, clocks, posters and other wall hangings for inspection and treatment.