If you take in any second hand furniture, make sure you thoroughly clean and inspect it for bed bugs before bringing it inside your home.
One way to spot bed bugs is looking out for their droppings. If you find tiny brown pellets in your bedroom, this could be bed bug poo.
Four common myths about bed bugs
They are a sign of uncleanliness
No, not necessarily. Although clutter provides bed bugs with more hiding places, bed bugs are just as happy nesting in clean sheets as they are in dirty ones.
However, cleaning and vacuuming regularly might help you spot bed bugs sooner.
You can’t see them
You will probably be able to spot a bed bug, they are certainly not microscopic. However, they are very skilled at hiding away.