Bed bug (Cimex Lectularius)


Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal. Flat and oval, approx. 6mm in length.


As their name implies, bedbugs like to live and feed in beds. They can also live behind headboards, wallpaper, upholstery and in furniture crevices. They like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes. Elusive and nocturnal, they make their presence known most often through the red, itchy bites they leave behind. They do not transmit diseases.


Primarily humans, although bedbugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal.

Insect control:

Check bed sheets for tell-tale blood spots. Vacuum suitcases after returning from a holiday Bedbugs are elusive creatures, so calling a professional when you suspect an infestation is the wisest solution.