Bed Bugs aren't only found in beds.They love to hide and breed in any small cracks and crevices - in mattress edging, bed frames, skirting boards, behind picture frames, and even electronics such as TVs and clock radios. Their distinctive flattened bodies allow them squeeze into the tiniest gaps around your home.
Adult Bed Bugs are usually dark brown and measure about 5.5mm long, while the younger nymphs are even smaller at around 1.5mm to 4.5mm
They feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals and they have a strong preference for people.
Bed Bugs are normally only active outside their hiding places when they feed, which tends to be the early hours of the morning when it is dark and quiet. When they're hungry, they'll emerge from their cracks to search for prey. As expert hunters, they use advanced senses to track down the closest source of food - you. .
Once the lights go out and you fall asleep, the carbon dioxide emissions from your breath and your heat signature will unfailingly guide this pest towards you. .
The only way to avoid becoming their next meal is to protect your family with proactive monitoring and encasement products from BB ALERT®. Click here to view product range
A seriously alarming problem
Take a look at our Bed Bug Population Dynamics graphics to see for yourself just how quickly things can get out of control.