You’ve probably heard the expression, “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” But if these parasitic pests have raised their ugly heads in your home, good luck trying to stop them from turning you into a midnight snack.
Woke up covered in red spots?
If you think you’ve fallen victim to these blood thirsty creatures, here are some answers to a few frequently asked questions about bed bug bites.
What do bed bug bites look like?
Bed bug bites are little red bumps, appearing in small clusters or in a line on your skin. You may see them as early as the next morning, or a few days or weeks after being bitten. Unlike flea bites, bed bug bites usually occur on exposed parts of the body, like your arms, neck, face, and feet.
Are bed bug bites itchy?
Bed bug bites can become itchy and irritating. It is also common for many people to develop red welts, swelling, and in some rare cases, blistering. For a lucky few, however, some individuals don’t experience any symptoms at all.
Do bed bugs bites cause disease?
If you do have bed bug bites, there is no need to panic. As irritating and unsightly as they are, fortunately, these bothersome bloodsuckers aren’t linked to the transmission of any human disease. That said, bites can become infected if you scratch them. So, you might want to apply a cream to help relieve the itching.
Can I prevent bed bug bites?
Unfortunately, if you have an infestation, there is no spray or lotion you can use to fend off bed bug bites. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prevent them from getting to you while you sleep.
An effective way to avoid bed bug bites is to create a barrier. You can start by pulling your bed away from the wall, making sure your bedding does not come in contact with the floor. Then, place a bed bug trap or dish with water under each bed leg to prevent bed bugs from climbing up your bed.
The best way to stop bed bugs from biting you is to get rid of them. And sure, there are a ton of DIY techniques you can try to eliminate them. But if you really want to ensure your bed bug infestation is properly dealt with, you are going to need the help of a pest control professional.
If you have noticed bed bug bites on yourself or your loved ones and think you might have a bed bug problem, contact Solutions Pest Control today.