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Bed Bugs

Pest control for bed bugs

  • Newbury & Thatcham

    01635 766007

  • Reading & Henley on Thames

    0118 329 0020

  • Bracknell & Wokingham

    01344 970557

  • Basingstoke & Tadley

    01256 220579

  • Farnborough & Farnham

    01252 220278

  • Swindon & Marlborough

    01793 940001

Latin/scientific name | Cimex lectularius

What our customers say

A message to thank Philip for calling in last week to check for signs of bed bugs prior to Peter’s second visit tomorrow (Thursday). We really appreciated his thorough inspection and were reassured that the current treatment is working, in fact since his visit we have had no further bites. It’s a huge relief to know we can rely on your services as the two occasions when we’ve been affected have been distressing. Thanks again,

Karen & Mark - Domestic pest control customer in Reading Berkshire

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Size

1/4 to 3/8 inch (4-5 mm)

Colour

Brown - Reddish Brown

Description

The adult bed bug is a wingless insect that is flattened from top to bottom.

Habitat

At the beginning of an infestation, bed bugs are likely to be found only in the tufts, seams, and folds of mattresses and bed covers. In areas of heavy infestation, bed bugs can be found in crevices in the bedsteads and behind peeling walpaper and light sockets. Because bed bugs can live in bird nests, houses and buildings with several bird nests in the eaves and on the roof often will have bed bugs coming into the living areas.

Statistics

Body length: 6.5-10cm, Weight: 12-22g.

Life Cycle

The life cycle stages of a bed bug are egg, nymph, and adult. The females lay about 200 eggs, usually at the rate of three or four a day, in cracks and crevices in the floor or bed. Newly hatched bugs begin feeding immediately. They shed their skin five times before becoming adults.

Diet

They feed principally on human blood by piercing the skin with a long beak and sucking blood into their stomachs. They feed mostly at night, but will feed during the day if hungry and the light is dim.

Do you have problems with Bed Bugs? Do you need some further information?

For free advice, Call our office team on 0800 078 7255

or email our service team.

12-20 Oxford Street Newbury Berkshire RG14 1JB | 200 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UB | Pinewood, Chineham Business Park, Crockford Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AL

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