Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are a common pest found in many parts of the world, including New Zealand. They are usually found in areas where people sleep or rest, such as bedrooms and hotel rooms. Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of humans and other animals.
In New Zealand, the presence of bed bugs has been increasing in recent years, especially in urban areas. While they are not known to transmit disease, their bites can cause itching, redness, and swelling. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of and require professional treatment.
If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation in your home or hotel room, it's important to contact a pest control professional immediately to ensure that the infestation is properly treated and eradicated. Additionally, it's important to take steps to prevent bed bugs from entering your home, such as inspecting used furniture and clothing before bringing them inside and using protective covers on mattresses and box springs