Why am I always the only one in the house bitten by bed bugs?

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  1. Maria Glensie profile image78
    Maria Glensieposted 3 years ago

    Why am I always the only one in the house bitten by bed bugs?

  2. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    Your bed and bedroom are infected with bedbugs, get a new mattress and get the pest control to settle the problem

    1. Maria Glensie profile image78
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What I don't understand is even at times when I would stay at some friend's house and we would share the same room, more so the same bed, I will always be the only one ending up with bites. Are bed bugs attracted to certain things?

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Have you seen evidence that it's actually bed bugs (like bug corpses or larva)? It could be some other kind of bug (like a flea) or it could be an allergic reaction. I say this because my wife had a similar problem, but I was never bitten and we couldn't produce any hard evidence that it was bugs.

    1. Maria Glensie profile image78
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed the bites last week but I haven't really seen the actual bug. I change sheets every week as well. I would change the matress soon but I'm only wondering if there's an actual reason why I'm the only one bitten ALWAYS.

  4. Motherbynature profile image72
    Motherbynatureposted 3 years ago

    My little daughter had the same problem.  She shares a room with her sisters and used to wake up with little bites.  We eventually figured out that they were hives and not bites.  She was allergic to pajamas with fire retardant.

    If the bites disappear after a few hours, they are not bites.

    1. Maria Glensie profile image78
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm greatly considering this statement as I haven't actually seen the bugs. But the bites don't disappear after a few hours.

    2. Motherbynature profile image72
      Motherbynatureposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's worth considering. With hives they flatten out in a few hours but will be red and inflamed and even scab if you've been scratching. This is why we thought my daughter had bites because with her scratching they got scabs on some of them.

  5. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 3 years ago

    Certain insects are attracted to, and repelled by, certain odors, fragrances, and pheromones.. Apparently you have just the right combination. My husband is on certain meds for PTSD and heart problems and rarely gets a mosquito bite. I, on the other hand, are a mosquito's delicacy. Years ago, my children and I were rarely bitten by mosquitoes when other adults at the game or the swimming hole were being eaten alive. We discovered it was because we were taking a certain brand of vitamins. Years later I tried them again for my problem, and it didn't work. Although the formula was purported to be the same, something changed, either I or the vitamins.
    My hint If you aren't allergic to sulfur: Get some flowers of sulfur at the drugstore and dust it lightly on your body. This should work for bedbugs -- in fact, I would launder the beds and dust in and around them lightly with the sulfur. Sulfur is also a great preventative for ticks and fleas. We used to dust our socks, collars and cuffs when we were going to the woods. Good luck!

    1. Maria Glensie profile image78
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I used to us a certain germicidal sulfur soap before so I could say I am not allergic to it. Thanks for the information MizBejabbers. I will definitely try your suggestion. The bites leave dark marks and I hate it. This biting spree needs to stop!

  6. fpherj48 profile image79
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    I would also ask if you are 100% sure it's "bed bugs"  UGH!  It could be a spider, tiny ants, fleas (do you have pets?) 
    First to answer your question....YES, for certain...various bugs are attracted (so to speak) to specific people.  In terms of a variety of reasons, there is chemistry, perspiration, odors, as MizB mentions, medications can attract bugs.....also, the temperature of the skin, elements of products on our skin.
    Years ago, I remember my kids bringing home a stray cat & within moments our home was flea infested.  We were alerted because my husband's legs were bitten from top to bottom, as he picked off the fleas that jumped on him as quickly as possible.  Sitting right next to my husband, I was not bitten even once, nor did any fleas even land on me.
    The same thing happens outdoors with mosquitos. I don't get bitten.
    I don't know...should I be happy or feel offended bugs don't like me??  LOL!!   Go figure.   LOL

    1. Maria Glensie profile image78
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently, I don't have pets as of the moment. So maybe they aren't ticks or fleas. You are one lucky lady Paula I have to say. I am certainly not vying for being Ms. Popularity in the bug community wink

  7. connorj profile image79
    connorjposted 3 years ago


    I have been told by wise or otherwise fairies the attention of bed bugs or bed-o-bugs as they may perhaps be known in "Ole Kathleen" (i.e. bobs) is always held by simply beauty. That being beauty both inside and out...

    1. Maria Glensie profile image78
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This made me laugh. If this was true, they sure are very picky bugs, and the bugs that bit me are probably old and blind.


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