Where do bed bugs bite?
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BEd BUg BITES
Bed bugs are very tiny insects that can cause a bit of trouble if you happen to have an infestation. They are oval, flat and brownish, almost like apple’s seeds, but they are incredibly tiny, so they are a bit hard to spot. They owe their name to their tendency to hide in areas that are related to the bed, such as a mattress, pillows, box springs, bed frames, and other furniture. They usually remain close to the host and usually bite at night when we are sleeping.
Where do bed bugs bite? Bed bugs will bite just about anywhere on your body and they will usually bite uncovered areas whilst you are sleeping – this tends to be on the arms, legs and torso. The bites usually look like red welts clustered together, in zig zag lines or often in lines.
Everyone reacts differently to bites so it is difficult to diagnose whether what has bitten you, in this case its best to give us a call so we can advise further.
How to check for bed bug bites
The problem with bed bug bites is that they are a bit ambiguous; they can be easily confused with other insect’s bites such as mosquitoes, ants, or fleas. It is important with a bed bug infestation that bed bugs are identified quickly to prevent the rapid spread.
The main characteristics of bed bug bites are:
- A red raised itchy bump with a clear center
- A red itchy bump with a dark center and lighter swollen surrounding area.
- Small red bumps surrounded by blisters or hives.
- Any of the marks mentioned above, in areas of the skin that remain uncovered while we sleep.
- Marks following a unique pattern; clusters in a zig-zag formation or straight lines (those are typical bed bug patterns)