Just the sight of creepy crawlies is enough to make you want to hop in the shower

Bedbugs can be nasty and even more so if you're unlucky enough to be bitten by one of them

Bed bugs are small, blood-sucking insects that can be found in the joints of your mattress - adults are about 5mm long

Typically they are brown, dark yellow or red in colour, are flat and oval-shaped and are the size of an apple seed

Usually small, red bites on your skin will be one of the first signs you have a bed bug problem

And finally some people may also have a reaction to bedbugs in the form of itching and swelling, which can be severe

You can put something cool, like a clean, damp cloth, on the affected area to help with the itching and any swelling

If you suspect you’ve been infected, the first thing you need to do is strip your bed and wash the sheets and blankets in 60C water