“If you have an infestation of bed bugs you may begin to notice your home smells like mouldy shoes or wet mouldy clothes,” said Arrow. “The smell is not pleasant.
“Although not all people smell the bed bugs similarly, coriander or cilantro seems to be a common description.
“However, not everyone describes a smell when encountering bed bug infestations. It isn’t always the same experience for everyone.
“Although it is not likely that a few bed bugs living in an area will be smelled, it is pretty common that a large infestation may be noticed by the smell it emanates.”