Bed bugs can be very difficult to get rid of because they're so small and can hide in mattress creases and folds in material. Often you need professional help to get your house bed bug free. They can easily travel from house to house by getting into people's clothes or bags.
An adult bed bug is about the size of an apple pip and it leaves their droppings and skin on your bed (see the picture).
Take our quiz to see if you could have bed bugs in your house plus get advice on how to get rid of them.
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