Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius)

If you have bed bugs in your house, the only thing on your mind will be getting rid of them as quickly as possible. Bed bugs stay close to a food source, so are found where people tend to rest and sleep, hence the name bed bug.  The frustration they can cause is not only due to the emotional stress of dealing with parasites, but also the irritation of their bites and the potential for secondary infection from constant scratching.

These bugs still occur with regularity, particularly in multi-occupancy buildings with rapid resident turnover, for example: hostels, hotels, holiday camps and blocks of flats. The early stages of the bed bug (nymphs) are hard to detect with the naked eye, making it hard to identify an infestation before biting occurs. 

The adult bug resembles a small brown disc, about 6 mm long - the size of a match head. It is wingless, but the legs are well developed, and it can crawl up most vertical surfaces, e.g.: bed legs. The elongated eggs are cemented in cracks or crevices close to the hosts (which for bed bugs are humans).

The young resemble the adult and grow by moulting. Each nymphal stage needs one full meal of blood before it proceeds to the next stage. Fully-grown bed bugs can endure starvation for up to a year in some cases.

Other Insects:

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  • Ants

  • Cockroaches

  • Flies

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  • Fleas

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  • Textile

  • Silver fish / Firebrat

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