How Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
There is something that keeps biting you whenever you are sleeping on your bed. You get up, switch on the lights and take a closer look to see what insect or bug has been biting you. But there's no sight of anything at all! The only visible clue are the red marks or spots left on your skin. And you sit and think to yourself, what type of bites could it be?
Bed Bug Bite Marks
Bed bug bites, though painless, can cause a great deal of annoyance once you get bitten. They are very itchy and can be very unsettling to have especially when you have a few bite marks attributed to a whole night sleep with these bed bugs having a feast on their unsuspecting victims. To make it worse, the itching actually gets more intense when you get up in the morning.
Bed bug bites are normally found on the areas of your skin which were exposed or are in contact with the infected mattress or bed. The usual places include your arms, legs, neck or your back.
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Mosquito Bites vs Bed Bug Bites
How can you tell if the bite marks you got from last night's ordeal was from mosquitoes or bed bugs? Well, even though they may look a little similar from first glance, here are some pointers do that you can quickly identify the culprit that has been causing you sleepless nights.
Being in a tropical climate in Singapore, most of us should be able to recognise the raised red bumps caused by mosquito bites. Well, bed bug bites are different because they will look like red puffy pimples. Take a closer look and you'll find that there is usually a red dot in the center of the spot where the bed bug bit you.
It is probably useful to note that bed bugs are able to burrow and go through clothing while mosquitos are not likely to bite through clothing (with the exception of the commando mosquitoes at Tekong, of course). So if many of the bites are underneath your clothing, there is a good chance that you are dealing with bed bugs.
Amount of Bites
If mosquitoes are the culprit, you'd most probably have only one or two mosquito bites. The bites are usually random and don't follow a pattern. Bed bugs however, usually follow a straight line when they are having dinner, leaving bites that are in groups of 3 or more.
Bed Bugs Bites On Baby
Bed bugs can cause a lot of discomfort for adults, but if you are a parent finding out that your baby was bitten by some type of insect, you'd know that your child would be having it worse. Bed bugs do not discriminate when it comes to biting people. If the mattress that your baby is sleeping on is infested with bed bugs, your child is likely to get bitten too.
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If you think your baby is being attacked by bed bugs at night, the first thing you can do is to change the mattress or bed that your baby is sleeping in. Do note that this is merely a temporary measure as the new mattress may get infested as well.
You may choose to treat the mattress with a bed bug spray to see if the you can remove the bed bugs. If the problem persists, it is probably a good idea to consult a pest expert to help you eliminate these bugs from your home. We can help you remove bed bugs at an affordable price.
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