What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

Signs and Symptoms of Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs come out at night when it is dark and they feed on human blood. This is why you will find that you have bites in the morning when you wake up. The bites are red, raised, and are usually found in a straight line. The bites may itch and it is unknown as to why some people have a severe reaction to the bites while others have no reaction at all. The people who have a bad reaction will find their body covered in welts and hives and they will probably need to take medication to be comfortable.

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Bed Bug Bite Treatment

When you notice that you have a bed bug bite, you will want to wash the area with soap and water. This will prevent an infection. After the area has been washed, you can apply calamine lotion to prevent the bites from becoming itchy. This can be reapplied throughout the day as well. Antihistamines can also help with the itchiness. If you have any trouble breathing or tightness in your chest, you will want to go to the nearest emergency room immediately, because you could be having a serious reaction to the bites.

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While the bed bug bites may be bothersome after fact, no one is ever aware of when they are being bit. This is quite the mystery since studies have shown that bed bugs can feed for up to ten minutes at a time. Plus, it may take a couple of days for you to notice the bed bug bites, especially if you are not prone to having a reaction from bug bites.

What do Bed Bugs Feed on?

Bed bugs feed off of human blood, but they have also been known to feed on the blood of bats, rodents, guinea pigs, dogs, and cats. Bed bugs do not carry any diseases themselves, but if they fed on an animal that has a disease and then in turn bite a human, it is possible for the bed bug to transfer the disease from one to the other. Some of the known diseases that bed bugs have transferred in this manner are; MRSA, anthrax, yellow fever, plague, and typhus. If at any time after noticing the bed bug bites, you start feeling poorly, you will want to head to your doctor’s office or emergency room immediately. Let them know that you were bit by a bed bug and show them the rash, so that they can perform the proper testing to see if you were infected with anything else.

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The Rox Bug Extermination Process

Rox Bugs in Regina has the experience needed to remove bed bugs from your home. You will want to give them a call if you wake up with bed bug bites, so that they can inspect your home and destroy the bed bugs that they find. They use a method that is safe for both humans and animals, so you don’t need to worry about your family pet. Overall the entire extermination process can normally be completed in one day. You would then have your house back and you would not need to worry about finding any more bites when you wake up in the morning.

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If you need help with Bed Bug removals contact us today.

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