Bed bugs are not capable of flying and do not have wings and unlike some other insects they cannot jump long distances. Bed bugs accomplish their movement by crawling and climbing everywhere.
Bed bugs are very good climbers and have been known to climb heights and drop down from above. They will often climb walls and descend down onto beds or other areas for feeding.
QUICK FACTS & TIPS
- Use metal luggage racks at all times. Bed bugs cannot easily climb metal surfaces, so they make an ideal overnight spot for your suitcase. Keep the rack away from the walls and any wooden furniture.
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Signs and symptoms of bed bugs
Knowing the signs of bed bugs is the first step in finding and removing these pests.
Bed Bug Treatment & Control
Bed bugs are mostly found in bedding, mattresses, on headboards and in bed frames and box springs.
Bed Bug Bites
Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites but the typical reaction is small, red, raised, itchy bumps.
Identifying Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are nocturnal and so small, detecting them can be very difficult. They are small, flat and have oval-shaped bodies. They have six legs and two antennae. Bed bugs cannot fly and have short, golden coloured body hair that can make their bodies appear to be striped