Bed bugs are reddish-brown insects with six legs and an oval, flat body. Female bed bugs can produce 500 eggs in their lifetime, which explains why bed bugs infestations can quickly spiral out of control.
Bed bugs like fairly warm conditions, which is when they can grow quickly and lay lots of eggs.Disgustingly, they feed only on blood – but they will wait until it is dark and you are asleep before they bite. When they’re not feeding, they burrow down into cracks and crevices so that you can’t find them.
Many people think that bed bugs only inhabit ‘dirty’ spaces, but they often make themselves at home in clean environments, although having lots of clutter around can make the problem worse.
Bed bugs aren’t known to carry disease, but you cannot underestimate the stress and worry that being bitten by bed bugs and knowing they are in your home can cause. It is essential that a fast, effective solution – such as our heat treatment that guarantees 100% extermination – is carried out.
Wondering how bedbugs get into your home? Usually, they come from other infested areas. If you have stayed in a bed in a hotel that has bed bugs then you could easily bring them home with you in clothes or luggage that was near to the bed. Bed bugs can also enter your home with second hand furniture – we recommend always buying mattresses and bed frames brand new, if possible. Bed bugs can also easily travel from room to room, so people who live in flats can be particularly vulnerable.
If you need to get rid of bed bugs, let our team of experts help. Get in touch today to set up an appointment and we can be with you in no time.