Bed bugs are small, flat, brown to redish-brown insects that feed on blood, biting warm-blooded animals, pets and humans. Adults grow up to 4-7 millimeters long and 4 millimeters wide. There is one particular kind of the bed bugs family – Cimex lectularius, which prefers to feed on human’s blood and it is the most common bed bug in urban environment
Bed bugs are often carried around with luggage, furniture and clothing. These bugs are tiny, agile and they hide well in all kinds of belongings. Sometimes bed bugs migrate by themselves looking for a host. They can easily spread from one room to another and eventually infest a whole building
They usually hide within cracks and crevices associated with bed frames, mattresses, head boards, also under furniture, carpeting, laminate and wooden flooring, carton boxes and others. They prefer hiding within natural isolation like wood, paper and different fabrics
A bed bug feeds every two or three days, usually at night when people are in their deepest sleep. Bed bugs can walk up to 72 meters in just one hour looking for a blood meal
Prior to any type of bed bug treatment a thorough inspection is required and experienced companies know that every detail should be carefully examined. For best results owners, landlords and occupants will need to assist the specialists by granting access to all of the infested areas and surrounding premises, especially bedrooms and all of the associated furniture there. For higher levels of domestic infestations and all types of commercial infestations please do not hesitate to seek more information from our experienced call centre operators.