They are typically found in bedrooms, hiding in cracks and crevices during the day. However, they can also be found in other places, such as the living room, where people tend to spend large amounts of time.
The most common shelters for bed bugs are in the seams of mattresses, in crevices in the bed frame, behind furniture surrounding the bed (especially the headboard) or where the wall meets the floor.
An inspection by Rentokil will help to confirm a problem and enable our Service Technicians to offer the best solution.
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.