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Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites are usually hard to distinguish from other insect bites such as mosquitoes, fleas, chiggers and etc. And so bites found on the skin are not generally the best indicator of an infestation in your home. When bitten some people don’t have any symptoms other than small red spots on the skin while others may experience an alergic reaction such as extreme itching, rash or blisters. Scratching the bites can cause a secondary infection that may require a trip to the doctor and the need to be treated with antibiotics. Their bites will a lot of times be in a cluster or an irregular shaped line. They usually will be a small red spot with a dark spot in the center. The dark spot in the center is where the little blood sucking parasite pierced the skin and inserted his hypodermic needle like mouth into a blood vein so that it could gorge on blood. There are a lot of bed bugs bites pictures available online too.

They are not known to spread or transmit disease to humans like some other blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes, ticks and etc. So their bites are usually nothing more than a nuisance unless you are one of those people that experience severe reactions such as those mentioned early. However some rare cases have been reported where people who live in a bed bug infested residence may have emotional problems associated with them. These people will usually find it hard to sleep at night for fear of being bitten and therefore don’t get the rest that their body needs which may lead to physical as well as mental problems.

Some people will go to extraordinary lengths to keep from being bitten by these little blood suckers. Often times some people will try sleeping on their couch, in a chair or some other place besides their bed. This does not work for long, if at all, because the bed bugs will just move to their host’s new location. Another method that some people try is the use of insect repellent such as ‘Off’, ‘Repel’ or any of the other brands on the market. This method does not work either, there is currently no insect repellent on the market that will effectively repel them. If you live in a home that is infested with them the only method of preventing their bites is to kill them.

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