Bed Bugs are once again surging in popularity (or unpopularity) due to to numerous factors and our main culprit is travel.
Bed Bugs Travel!
Not only are people bringing the Bed bug back from overseas holidays, but there are growing numbers of people holidaying within Ireland. And they are bringing this parasite home with them.
Although they are named Bed Bugs, they are not solely confined to the bedroom. And if there is an issue within your property we recommend a house treatment due to them being cross contaminated so readily.
Bed Bugs Bite
The bite from a bed bug will unlikely be felt by the host until the following day due to the Bug injecting an anesthetic when it draws blood leaving you unaware that you are a living food source.
The bites are normally found near blood vessels and around the arms, legs, neck, face, hands.
Tell tale signs of a bed bug problem are firstly the bites on your skin and also blood spots on your sheets, bed frames, furniture, skirting boards, or and crevices or gaps anywhere in the property.
Bed Bugs’ Life
An adult Bed bug can live up to or over a year without feeding once they are living in the right climate. Young will need to feed more frequently, the adult female can lay up to 5 eggs per day. The only sure way of getting rid of a bed bug problem permanently is with professional assistance.