By Josie  March 21st, 2023

Bed Bug bites

Bed Bug bites

All you need to know about:

Let's uncover the signs and treatments:

Bed bugs are a complete nuisance, and their itchy bites even more so. Do you know how to identify an infestation?

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed Bugs have an oval shaped body with a reddish-brown coloration.

They measure 0,2 – 0,3 inches in length.

Adaptations of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can live up to 18 months without feeding.

They can travel long distances by crawling or flying through windows or doorways.

Signs of Bed Bug Infestations

Signs include dark spots on mattress seams or along baseboards, this is their fecal matter.

If you find eggs (small white capsules) you likely have a bed bug infestation.

But the number one sign of bed bugs is visible bites on your body and scratching!

#1 Unsanitary Conditions


Bed bugs thrive in environments where there isn’t sufficient cleanliness, hygiene, and maintenance.

#2 Traveling

Hotels are often targeted by bed bugs due to their large occupancy numbers, frequent movement of guests, and soft furnishings.

Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites can appear as small, red welts on the skin, usually in clusters or a zigzag pattern.

More serious allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis can occur in rare cases.

Treatment of Bed Bug Bites

Clean the bite area with soap and water.

Antiseptic cream or hydrocortisone, can be applied to reduce itching and inflammation further.

Prevention of Bed Bug Bites

– Being vigilant when buying used furniture. – Regularly cleaning the living space. – Check for bed bug infestations when traveling.

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