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Bed bugs hide in tiny cracks and crevices and usually visit their host for a feed briefly in the few hours just before dawn. To an expert pest controller, signs of bed bugs are easy to spot. But to the untrained and inexperienced eye identifying bed bugs is a little harder.
Here are a few of the common signs that there may bed bugs in one of your rooms.
Dark/black stains - on the mattress and surrounding area from bed bug excreta.
Sweet scent - an unpleasant, sweet, sickly scent.
Small dark spots - small dark blood spots on bedding known as 'faecal pellets'.
Live insects - despite being small (adult are only 4-5mm long) it’s possible to spot live bed bugs and shed skins.
Blood spots - on the sheets or mattress.
Bed frames and headboard crevices
Carpets and underlay
Between timber floorboards
In cracked or broken plaster, behind peeling wallpaper
Inside electrical sockets and fittings
Drawers and cupboards
An inspection by Rentokil will help to confirm a problem and enable our Technicians to offer the best solution using industry leading bed bug treatments.
As part of our bed bug services, Rentokil also passes on our expertise in the form of training for your staff on bed bug early warning signs. Contact our team to find out more.
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