What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
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A bed bug infestation can be a nightmare for many people. Most people get bed bugs from hotels or other households. They like to return home with you in your luggage or on your clothes and will quickly infest your home. Bed bugs are known to bite you and your loved ones during the night. Their bites normally present as small itchy red bumps which can easily be confused with bites from fleas, spiders or mosquitoes. Even though their bites might be annoying, they are not a cause for alarm since bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases to humans.
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How to Identify a Bed Bug Bite
Bed bug bites look similar to the bites from other insects like fleas, spiders, and mosquitoes but there can be a few key differences. Although some people will react more or less severely, a few ways to identify a bed bug bite are:
- Bites are usually found on the neck, shoulders, arms, and legs
- Swollen red bumps
- Happens overnight
- Commonly found in clusters or zig-zag patterns
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are small reddish-brown bugs that are most commonly found in your mattress. They have small, flattened bodies until they feed which then they will become long and tubular. Many people believe they cannot be seen by the naked eye but adult bed bugs grow up to ¼ of an inch and can be easily spotted. Immature bed bugs are smaller and slightly translucent which can make them harder to spot than an adult but they are still big enough to be seen if you know what to look for.
Keeping Bed Bugs Away.
Knowing what to look for both in your bed and hotel beds can be a key step when trying to prevent or get rid of bed bugs. It is important to take precautions and check beds, especially in the seams of the bed for bed bugs before sleeping in them. Even with taking precautions, bed bugs can still infest your home. If you think you may have bed bugs in your home, contact the extermination professionals at Rocket Pest. Our team of expert technicians is happy to help get rid of any pest infestation you may have. Contact us today for a free quote on our bed bug extermination services.Back to Bed Bug Exterminators