Bed bugs hide during the day in beds, wallpaper, skirting boards and furniture, and emerge every few days to feed on mammalian blood, mainly human but also pets or rodents. Bed bug bites are not a known disease carrier but there bite can cause a severe allergic reaction.
Habitat & Distribution
The bed bug is found world wide and if frequent throughout Ireland. As there name suggests, its preferred habitat is sleeping areas in warm buildings. Bed bug infestations are currently on the rise.
Bed Bug Control
When carrying out bed bug control treatments, it is important to be thorough. Adult bugs and nymphs may be detected using flushing aerosol, smears or excrement spots may also be present near harbourages and eggs may also be visible. Infested rooms should be treated with residual insecticide, paying close attention to bed frames, skirting boards and other cracks and crevices. Bedding material should be disposed of and any likely harbourages sealed after treatment with residual crack and crevice insecticide. Some bed bug populations can be insecticide resistant.
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