Bed Bug FAQs

  • What do bed bugs look like?

    Bed bugs are approximately 5-6 mm in length before a blood meal, extending about 7mm when fully engorged with blood, are oval and flattened from back to underside with well-developed legs and wings absent. They are also red to brown in colour.

  • What are the common signs of bed bugs?

    Common signs of bed bugs being present are finding small blood spots on bed sheets, faecal pellets, distinctive smell and of course live insects.

  • Is there any potential harm of having bed bugs?

    The harm of bed bugs is customers can be bitten. Bed bugs move around easily and if not treated in a professional way quickly, can quickly reach an epidemic level. Specialist solutions only available to professional pest control companies offer the most reliable way to get rid of bed bugs.

  • What do bed bugs feed on?

    Bed bugs feed on human blood.

  • What steps can I take against bed bugs?

    It is not recommend you try removing bed bugs on your own and should seek professional help

  • What bed bug treatment is best?

    Rentokil’s new Enthotherm Heat Pod eliminates the use of chemicals and kills all stages of the bed bug life cycle in one treatment.