The common bed bug or Cimex lectularius to use their Latin name have been feeding off humans for thousands of years.
Bed bugs love nothing more than to feast on human blood and they thrive in warm environments. They are typically 4-5mm in length and can grow up to 3mm wide. These dimensions coupled with the fact they’re most active at night, make them very difficult to spot with the naked eye.
Bed bug bites are most commonly found on the arms, neck and face – in other words the areas that are usually exposed while we sleep.
How to tell if you’ve got bed bugs
There are a number of tell-tale signs that you may have bed bugs. Whether it’s in your own home or a hotel/B&B you run, look out for the following clues that bed bugs are around: