Other ways to recognise an infestation
“The first thing is you have to be able to recognise and distinguish a bed bug from any other insect,” said American Scientific.
“Everything starts to look like a bed bug if you start to worry about them.
“An adult bed bug is about the size and shape of an apple seed.
“If it has not fed recently it will be flattened and brown, if it has fed it will be round in circumference and reddish.
“Immature bed bugs have a similar appearance to adults, with the smallest being the size of the head of a pin.
“You can then learn to look for their faecal spots, which can be easier to detect than the bugs themselves.”