Bed Bug FAQs

  • What do bed bugs look like?

    Bed bugs are approximately 5-6 mm in length before a blood meal, extending about 7mm when fully engorged with blood, are oval and flattened from back to underside with well-developed legs and wings absent. They are also red to brown in colour.

  • What are the common signs of bed bugs?

    Common signs of bed bugs being present are finding small blood spots on bed sheets, faecal pellets, a distinctive smell and - of course - live insects.

  • Is there any potential harm in having bed bugs?

    The harm bed bugs can cause is that guests can be bitten. Bed bugs move around easily and if not treated fast and in a professional way, can quickly reach epidemic levels. Specialist solutions only available to professional pest control companies offer the most reliable way to get rid of bed bugs.

  • What do bed bugs feed on?

    Bed bugs feed on human blood.

  • What steps can I take against bed bugs?

    Bed bugs are very difficult to find and treat and for this reason we recommend that you do not try to get rid of bed bugs without professional help. Call us for more information on how Rentokil can help you on 0800 117 851, or email us.

    Let us help you manage the risk of future infestations through risk assessment, training and proactive inspections.