Because bed bugs are so tiny, it can be challenging to spot them. About as big as an apple seed, you can see them with the naked eye, but they are easy to miss. So, for many people, the first signs of a bed bug infestation are bites from bed bugs. That is why knowing how to recognise some those bites is so essential.
What are the signs of bed bugs?
One of the most common signs of bed bugs is tiny rust-colored spots on your sheets. You may also see translucent-looking skins, which the bed bugs shed. The spots may look like a small amount of blood spatter. There is no reason for your sheets to look like that, so you should automatically suspect bed bugs.
What if I have no signs of bed bugs, but I have bites?
Clearly, something is biting you. Even if it is not bed bugs, you have some pest problems. So, you want to get it treated. Calling Flick and scheduling an inspection can help us determine what type of pest is bothering you. We can schedule an extermination and help get you pest-free.
How do bed bug bites appear?
Bed bug bites look different on different people. So, looking at bed bug bite pictures to understand how they may appear is a good idea. The bites can take several days to become noticeable. Once they are, they may be itchy and uncomfortable. They are red and slightly swollen in appearance. If you have a sensitivity or allergy, they can be raised, looking almost like mosquito bites. Otherwise, they may be small red dots. One of the signs it could be a bed bug bite is if it bleeds more than expected. Because of the anticoagulants in bed bug saliva, their bites can bleed.
If you are sensitive or allergic to bed bug bites, they can severely impact you. They can lead to swelling, hives, fever, and breathing problems. Fortunately, you can get treatment for those symptoms.
If you are concerned you may have bed bugs, the best thing is to get an immediate inspection. Our trained technicians know where bed bugs love to hide. We will check for signs of their presence and custom-tailor an extermination plan for your home.
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