A true bug that is flattened vertically and oval in shape, it is 6mm in size and red to brown in colour. The Bed bug is a nocturnal parasite that feeds on blood while the victim is asleep. Reaction to bites can be severe and extremely upsetting.
Bed bugs are often associated with traveling to warmer climates and then transferring them back to the UK. Due to central heating and close human habitation the bugs thrive here.
200 eggs can be laid in hidden areas, usually around beds. These develop into nymphs; they increase in size via 5 separate moults following each blood feed.