SWAT Pest Control Boston Lincolnshire deal with a very high call volume for Bed Bug Treatments in Boston In fact its one of our busiest pests but we also get lots of calls for Bed Bugs when people mistake flea bites for bed bugs bites so we thought we would put together this Blog to help you gather a bit more information on Bed Begs and what to look if you think you have a bed bug problem but do remember SWAT Pest Control Boston Lincs will come and and a look at your property FREE of charge if your not 100% sure if you have a pest problem or not , as SWAT Pest Control Boston don't charge for call outs or quotations so please don't hesitate to contact us
Adults : strongly depressed ; oval body ; reddish brown ; length females 4-8mm ; males are slightly smaller.
They are normally red brown but become purple after feeding . They only have small wings buds but have well-developed antennae and compound eyes . The legs are clawed to allow them to climb rough surfaces.
Origins & distribution :
Worldwide ,common all over the UK ,very abundant in large city's and many hotels
Head board and bed structure
Mattress and buttons seams
Peeling wall paper
Crevices in woodwork
Pitcher rails and frames
13 Amp wall sockets
Turn ups on clothes
above is photo of a wall covered in blood splatter from bed bugs
Excretion speckling / cast skins
Almond like smell from the stink glands
Bites on the skin : Usually the Bites are on the upper body as bed bugs stay near the to the head end of the bed.But sometimes can be on lower body such as legs and feet in the customer has turned the mattress around or moved the bed or bedside cabinets .
The bites are in straight lines or grouped together as the bed bug cant jump or fly so they walk along the creases in the bedding this is where flea bites are so different as flea bits are mostly on the legs and lower body and not in lines but scattered.
photo above is of bed bug bites see how they follow the lie of the bed sheets