How do they affect me?
A property infested with bed bugs may be classified as being “in a verminous condition” under the Public Health Act 1936.
Owners of these premises may be obliged to have them disinfested.
How do you control them?
In all infestations an attempt should be made to determine the source of the infestation, so that proper control measures can be taken.
The inspection would highlight the extent of the infestation since the measures necessary for control would depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more localised.