Bed bugs do not fly so they must crawl or be transported on clothing, luggage, books or furniture, in fact anything that provides them with harbourage. Bed bugs feed on blood and they can survive for long periods of time without feeding. Bed bugs are usually associated with poor, overcrowded and unhygienic conditions but can be transported to any premises. In domestic premises most infestations are found in the bedroom. Their hiding places will be close to where their host sleeps – in the bed frame, mattress, bedside furniture, skirting boards or wallpaper, in fact anywhere that affords a dark hiding place during the daylight hours for these nocturnal creatures.