Signs of Bed Bug Bites

Do you know the signs of bed bug bites? Today, I’m going to talk about bed bugs and what you should know about the bites that this pest leaves behind.

I often hear patients who think they’ve been bitten by a bedbug and want to know if they should be concerned.

Although bed bugs were once rare in the United States. They have made a comeback and are now widespread throughout the United States and the world.

It is important to know how these pests affect our health.

Signs Of Bed Bug Bites


Signs of Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts.

They tend to be most active at night because they are attracted to the steady stream of carbon dioxide.

We admit while we sleep bed bug bites are painless because the bugs inject an anticoagulant or blood thinner along with an anesthetic to create a numbing effect.

As they feed, usually takes 5 to 10 minutes. If you are bitten by a bedbug, the most common thread is from the bite itself, which can turn into awful.

The signs of bed bug bites are;

  • If the welts are scratched, they can become infected.
  • People are more likely to have an exaggerated skin reaction.
  • If they are repeatedly bitten because the skin becomes sensitized to the bites.
  • Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites. In fact, if as many as 30 percent of people do not have any reaction at all and may not even realize that they were bitten.
  • For those people who do have a reaction, the bites can range from a tiny puncture wound to large red raised sore.
  • The bites usually are noticed upon awakening though, in some cases. The reaction may take up to two weeks to develop.
  • Bed bugs are often lined up in a row on the skin. And are typically on exposed areas, such as the face, neck hands legs our arms.
  • Bed bug bites can take as long as 3 to 6 weeks to fully heal.

If an infestation is present new bites may accumulate even as the older ones disappear. So, there may be bite reactions in various stages of evolution.

At the same time, progressive swelling, warmth tenderness, and in rare cases, fever may be symptoms of secondary bed bug bites.


What are Treatment Bed Bug Bites?

Bed bug bites do not typically require treatment pitching, it is by far the most common complaint by those who experienced bed bug bites.

If itching becomes severe, You can try this in the absence of your health expert;

  • You can find relief with topical steroid creams or oral antihistamines creams
  • The bite sites with soap and water
  • Avoid scratching to prevent infection



If a secondary infection occurs consult your physician so we can be managed with antibiotics. As appropriately said bug bites can look very similar to other insect bites.

So, it’s important to see your doctor confirm if the bites are from bed bugs or something else. You can work with a qualified pest professional to confirm If an infestation is present in your home.

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