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Bed bugs

1. Overview

Bedbugs are blood sucking insects that have a flat head and a flat oval body. Young bed bugs are yellow-white in colour and change to a light reddish brown as they mature. They are about 4 – 5 mm long (less than ¼ inch).

Indications of a bed bug infestation include: small blood stains on walls and sheets - stains are from bed bug excretions. They aren't from bites. Skins shed from the early life stages of the bed bug. They have an odour similar to the smell of fresh raspberries.

Bed bugs multiply rapidly and can quickly infest your home.