Bed bugs are small insects which feed on human blood by piercing the skin.
They seek out blood meals usually at night. They do not live on humans and do not burrow into the skin.
Bed bugs are very mobile, but only move short distances so are commonly found on mattresses, bed frames, in bed side furniture and any cracks and crevices in a room that will provide them with security.
Bed bugs can walk to adjoining rooms and be carried in and on people’s luggage.
A range of both chemical and non-chemical treatments are available to control a bed bug infestation. The key to success being a thorough inspection to identify all possible harbourages. Follow up inspections are also required. Bed bugs can be evasive.