- Bed bugs are flat and small in size, allowing them to be out of harms way during the day when they are not active. They hide in the seams of mattresses, bed frames, furniture, bedding, under carpet edges, behind kickboards and hide in amongst bedroom clutter & stored linen. The most common place to find Bed Bugs is in the seams of mattresses or inside the legs of bed base. ˆt is not necessary to locate a specimen to identify an infestation as their excrement leaves brown to black spotting & stains on mattresses and linens, and bloodstains may be visible where bed bugs have been accidentally crushed or from their mouth parts.
- Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical in preventing an even larger infestation.
We use the latest technology and unparalleled training, so we can protect your home with an effective bed bug treatment plan suited to your specific needs.
- Blood spots found on an infested bedrooms sheets, bites and the presence of bed bug feces are just some of the indications of a bed bug infestation. Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep – the hands, face, neck , shoulders, legs and arms. While not always the case, bed bug bites are often together in a small area. Bites normally look like small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered. Bed bug bite reactions don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to begin causing symptoms. However, different people may react differently to bed bug bites, some can be allergic & others may not be bothered at all.
- What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They do not have wings. Adults are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding. Full-grown bed bugs move relatively slowly and measure between 4 to 5 mm. Homeowners sometimes have the misconception that bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye.