If you’ve started waking up with bug bites on your skin and you don’t know where they came from, it’s time to start searching your mattress, pillows, or the direct vicinity for bed bugs. Before we go any further, you may be asking, “What do bed bugs look like?” right? If you see bugs that are brown and shaped like an oval anywhere you sleep, take heed, because treating and getting rid of them may not be as easy as you think.
Identifying Bed Bug Bites
If you’ve never seen a bed bug, you may have trouble identifying bed bug bites. It may be difficult to distinguish baby beg bug bites but there are some telltale signs to look for. Bed bugs can be anywhere, but if you start seeing dark specs on the sheets frequently, chances are you have bed bugs. How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites vs. flea bites? Here are a few quick distinctions:
- Flea bites are usually on the lower half of the body or warm, moist areas
- Bedbug bites are on the upper half of the body
How to Get Rid of Bed Bug Bites
Bed bug bites are no laughing matter. Knowing how to get rid of bed bug bites starts with knowing how they look. They are small and itchy and usually in a cluster. You will find them on your arms, hands, neck, or face. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you can develop an allergic reaction. They are usually found in and around beds but are also located under the carpet by the baseboards, in upholstered furniture, under peeling paint, or under light switch panels.
So, how to treat bed bug bites? In most cases, bed bug bites are treated with antihistamines or antiseptic treatments to help reduce swelling, itching, and infection. Refraining from scratching the affected area is also recommended to avoid spread. Over-the-counter pain relievers will reduce the swelling and pain, while calamine lotion is a good topical solution.
Use H&H for Bed Bug Bite Solutions
It’s not hard to miss bed bugs because they are tiny and for the most part, very sneaky. You won’t even know they are there or where to look without a reminder. We can help you prepare for the possibility f bed bugs, especially when traveling. H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing specialize in residential and commercial pest control to help get rid of bed bugs in all your spaces. We also provide foundation waterproofing service, which could be the cause of numerous underlying problems. We believe in delivering award-winning service, demonstrating our committee through reliable, affordable service and free inspections.
Our team can provide in-depth information on bed bugs and how harmful they can be. For a better understanding of the services we offer to address your specific needs, schedule a consultation and develop a customized solution to get the best results, contact an associate at H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing today!"Topics": ,