Adults, 5mm long, mouth parts piercing and sucking; reddish-brown in color, becoming purple after feeding.
Adults live for 9-18 months, with egg incubation taking 10-20 days and the complete cycle 9-18 weeks. In temperate climates bed bugs reach their peak numbers towards early autumn.
The principal host is man, though other warm blooded animals (birds & bat nest) can be parasitized. Found in human habitations throughout the world
Bed bugs can be transported in clothing, or more probably in luggage, furniture, books and other objects used as harborages.
Area where found:
As bed bugs cannot fly, they must either crawl or be passively transported in clothing, or more probably in luggage, furniture, books and other objects used as harborages. Their ability to withstand many months without feeding increases their chances of surviving such transportation and the insects’ very wide distribution throughout the world demonstrates their success.
Household’s, hotel’s etc. can be invaded by bed bugs, but it is likely that infestations will only become established in premises with low standards of hygiene. Bed bugs are often associated with poor, crowded and unhygienic conditions.
Most bed bug infestations are to be found in domestic premises, usually in the bedrooms. Both juveniles and adults live similar lives, hiding away in cracks and crevices for most of the time and coming out at night, usually just before dawn, to feed on the blood of their sleeping hosts. Their hiding-places will be close to where their hosts sleep: in the bed frame or the mattress, in furniture, behind the skirting, behind the wallpaper – anywher
Bed bugs as pest:
Their blood feeding can cause severe irritation in some people, resulting in loss of sleep, lack of energy and listlessness, particularly in children. Also it reduces living standards (hygiene in hotel…).
Bed bug heat treatment:
Heat treatment is non-toxic, safe for the environment and chemical free treatment.
It gets rid of bed bugs and can be used in homes, hotels, hospitals and food areas.
Bed bug chemical treatment: SIAD Pest Control use chemical treatment where bed bugs hide.