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THE RISK
BED BUGS

THE RISK
BED BUG BITES


Bed Bugs aren't only found in beds.They love to hide and breed in any small cracks and crevices - in mattress edging, bed frames, skirting boards, behind picture frames, and even electronics such as TVs and clock radios. Their distinctive flattened bodies allow them squeeze into the tiniest gaps around your home.

Adult Bed Bugs are usually dark brown and measure about 5.5mm long, while the younger nymphs are even smaller at around 1.5mm to 4.5mm

They feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals and they have a strong preference for people.

Bed Bugs are normally only active outside their hiding places when they feed, which tends to be the early hours of the morning when it is dark and quiet. When they're hungry, they'll emerge from their cracks to search for prey. As expert hunters, they use advanced senses to track down the closest source of food - you. .

Once the lights go out and you fall asleep, the carbon dioxide emissions from your breath and your heat signature will unfailingly guide this pest towards you. .

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A seriously alarming problem
Take a look at our Bed Bug Population Dynamics graphics to see for yourself just how quickly things can get out of control.

When Bed Bugs bite, it is most commonly around the neck and shoulders area – although they are generally happy to feed on any body part that is not tucked away under the covers.

Most bites appear as raised and very itchy red bumps. The redness is the result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic contained in the saliva, which is injected into your blood as the Bed Bug feeds. Bed Bug bites look similar to mosquito bites, but tend to last longer.

However, not all bites are immediately visible; you may not realise you have been bitten until several days later, when the raised bite marks actually appear. And by that stage, the Bed Bug lifecycle and its exponential population growth is likely to be well underway...

The fact that 50% of people don’t display any visible signs of having been bitten at all makes it even harder to detect the presence of and eliminate Bed Bugs.

In rare cases, allergic reactions to Bed Bug bites can lead to nausea and illness and Bed Bugs’ saliva may cause anaphylactic shock. It is also possible to develop skin infections and scars from scratching the bites.

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