The common bed bug is the best adapted to human environments. It is found in temperate climates throughout the world and has been known since ancient times. Small, nocturnal insects, bedbugs feed on the blood of humans, occasionally causing skin infections and scars when the bites are scratched.
Adult bed bugs are 4-5mm long and reddish-brown in colour. They appear flattened, oval, and are wingless. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent and lighter in colour than the adults.
Bedbugs are very difficult to eradicate and DIY attempts to control this pest usually have limited success, so this is one critter where it really is advisable to get us in to advise and perform treatment as necessary.