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How To Identify Bed Bugs Bites

Updated on January 12, 2015

You have come to the right place for learning everything about bed bugs bites!  Throughout my page, you will see photos of bed bug bites pictures.  As you will see in the bed bug bites pictures, there are a wide variety of reactions to bed bugs bites!  Your reaction to bed bugs bites may be different from the bed bug bites pictures seen here.

In order to identify if your bed bugs bites are really bed bugs bites, we need to review a few common traits of bed bugs bites and bed bugs symptoms. Bed bugs bites will often itch or burn for days after the initial bites. Bed bugs bites often look like welts or a rash or just red spots. In some cases, you will see three little bites in a row. Bed bugs bites do not always appear this way, but this is a common pattern of bed bugs bites. Dermatologists often misdiagnose bed bug bites if they do not know what they are looking for. Many people may not have any bed bugs symptoms or bed bug bites. It is sort of like being bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes bite us all the time outside during the summer, but we often do not feel it when we get bit by mosquitoes. Bed bug bites do not always cause allergic reactions. Some people can be bitten by bed bugs for months and never see anything on their skin.

In my job, I have personally seen a case where bed bugs were nesting in a mattress for months or even years, but the person sleeping on the mattress was just starting to have an allergic reaction to the bed bugs bites. It was obvious that the victim was getting bitten by bed bugs for some time before he actually noticed any bed bugs bites.

If you are still not sure if you have bed bugs bites, you need to personally inspect your room for bed bugs. If you just got bit one time, you may not have bed bugs. Once bed bugs start biting, they usually get you every night! As you inspect your room, start inspecting your sheets and comforter. After that, you need to inspect your mattress and box spring. It is extremely important to take off your mattress and box spring and check the backside of the mattress and box spring. Bed bugs hide in dark places, and it is harder to find bed bugs in smaller infestations. Look in all of the cracks and crevices for bed bugs. Check your headboard, curtains, furniture, clothing, electrical outlets, and other areas where bed bugs commonly congregate.

Be sure to check out the rest of my series on bed bugs right here on hubpages! Bed bugs bites are not the end of the world, but they will become a bigger nuisance if you don’t take action now!

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      spring bed 

      5 years ago


      anyway thank you for this info

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      6 years ago

      Im really freaked out just tonight I came home an sat on my bed an noticed a small bug I flicked it an it went in my water cup so I stared at it for a min to see if I could figure out what it was no such.luck so I googled a picture an it kind of looked like it so I get up to look around an noticed another one jus a little bigger now I have what looks like bites but ive always gotten a couple here an there since I was a kid I don't wanna believe ive got them

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      6 years ago

      smd -__-


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