Bed bugs belong to the order Hemiptera, the most common species being Cimex Lectularius. Bed bugs are bloodsucking insects.
Blood stains on mattress. Bed bug eggs.
Slightly larger than a grain of salt.
Although they do not spread disease, the bite of a bed bug can be very irritating, and infestation can lead to multiple bites. Adult bed bugs are usually 4-5 mm long, rusty red/brown in color, wingless and oval-shaped. Bed bugs commonly hide in the corner of your mattress, on your bedside table, along skirting boards and even in your wardrobe – and because they hide they can be difficult to spot before they cause problems. People assume the bed bug is found only in the bedroom, but infestation can easily be transferred elsewhere in the home. Bed bugs are found around the globe and often become a problem in areas that are heavily populated with humans. Hotels, motels, buses and even planes are notorious places for bed bugs to breed, and they can travel in your bag, your backpack or luggage, all over the world.
Treatment for bed bugs is a tedious process and is a highly specialized field.
The code of practice for bed bugs states that, the infested area be steamed and a residual pesticide be applied.
This means steaming your mattress, bed frame, bedside table, skirting boards and any area that bed bugs are found.
Clever Pest Control are highly trained in eradicating bed bugs and will eliminate within one treatment.
Feel free to Contact Us for more information or if you think you have bed bugs.