Bed bugs are flat, oval shaped, reddish coloured parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals (mammals), with preference to human blood. They prefer a cosy environment – warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, feeding on their unaware hosts while they are sleeping, but they are not exclusively nocturnal.
Bed bugs range 1mm to 7mm in length, which is about the size of an apple seed.
Bed bug bites are often itchy, small red bites that are found in clusters or lines, and can sometimes develop into bumps or welts with people with allergic reaction.
If you miss the having your much deserved good night’s rest due to the irritation of bed bugs, call Value Pest Control for a quote and get back to sleeping like a baby!