The most common bedbug is the Cimex lectularius. It is a parasite whose food source is blood, hence the reason why it bites. The bites can be red, itchy, and painful. Bedbugs are extremely resilient due to their ability to travel easily. They can make their way into your property via clothes, luggage, bags or even second-hand furniture. They are typically found where there is a high human footfall, such as highly populated buildings, hostels, hotels, holiday camps and blocks of flats.
Bed bugs are most active during the warmer months of the year when they are feeding and mating. However, a warm indoor temperature means they can thrive all year round. During cold periods they can become dormant and survive up to a year without feeding.
There is no need to be embarrassed if you have bedbugs, it is better to deal with the problem quickly to prevent further spread.
A do-it-yourself treatment is unlikely to be successful. Our team of pest control experts will help you to solve the problem, contact us today for a no-obligation quotation.