Bed bugs are small 1 to 7-millimeter long insect/pests which feed on the blood of humans or animals. Bed bugs usually live in small corners of the bed, wall, mattress, carpet, clothing, and other belongings. Bed bugs are most active at night so that they can easily feed on human blood while they are sleeping.
Bed bugs are prominent for their itchy, annoying bites. Bed bug bites are not harmful except they are itchy, but still one should get rid of bed bugs as soon as possible. When these itchy bed bugs continue to bite you then they become a very nuisance and bed bug bites are painful too.
Although bites are not painful when they bite you, as bed bug releases some chemical which not let you feel any pain. Use bed bug killer to terminate bed bugs organically.
Although it is very hard to detect bed bugs unless they infested your house, bed bugs are very tiny. And their bites also look like any other insect bites. And sometimes it takes 3 to 4 days to bed bug bites appear on the skin.
How do bed bug bites look like?
Usually bed bug bites pop as a light red mark on the skin with a light complexion, and kind of dark spots on the skin with a dark complexion. Sometimes bed bug bites don’t appear right after bed bug bites you instead it takes 3 to 4 days to appear.
Bed bug usually bites a person in a bunch of bites instead of biting only once. The bed bug can bite you everywhere on your body but they prefer to bite on the uncovered part of your body like hands, legs, neck, back, and face. The back, abdomen, and arms (usually upper body) are their favorite part to bite you on.
Bed bug bites are enough big and red that, they are visible easily with naked eyes. But bed bug looks like any other mosquito or flea bites which make it difficult to tell if the red mark is due to bed bug or mosquito. The only difference is bed bug tends to bite you multiple times on single spot which mosquito doesn’t do.
How long do bed bug bites stay on the skin?
Bed bug bites automatically disappear from the skin in approximately 14 days. But symptoms of but bug bites vary with a different person, and the timing also varies. Usually, bed bug bites vanish in almost 7 to 14 days (under 1 or 2 weeks) but for some, it takes longer to disappear.
As people with sensitive skin may have suffered from bed bug bites for 3 weeks, and symptoms also appear on their skin in approx an hour.
But the situation can be different for those who have a bed bug infestation. As the old bed bug bite may vanish but new ones will appear continuously, which makes them look like bud bug bites never disappear.
How to prevent bed bug bites?
Although in most cases bed bug stays for 1 to 2 weeks the itchiness in bed bug bites may make us desperate to get rid of them early. And using some techniques may help to get rid of bed bug bites sooner.
To treat bed bug bites firstly wash them with running water and soap to clean all the dirt from or around the bites.
Use of anti-itch cream and calamine lotion may help with itchy skin.
Take oral antihistamine in case of high inflammation and itchy skin.
If you have encountered painful bites or swollen areas you can take a pain reliever to reduce the pain.
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Home remedies to treat bed bug bites:
Use an ice pack to treat or soothe bed bug bites. Or use ice wrapped in a towel.
A thin paste of baking soda and water also helps to relieve pain.
You can also use essential oil to treat the bitten area. Essential oil helps to reduce inflammation and redness in bites. And reduces the chances of any other infection.
Suggest Camphor essential oil found to be work best for bed bug bites. Some other essential oil also helps to reduce the redness and inflammation.
In case if you have any other several reactions because of bed bug bites immediately go to the doctor to treat them.
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Are bed bug bites dangerous?
In bed bug bites infected person question may arise “is bed bug bites dangerous?” In major cases, bed bug bites are not dangerous. Even in searches, it is not proved that bed bugs can be dangerous. But it is still necessary to get rid of bed bugs as soon as possible.
As they are very nuisance and bed bug biting you continuously daily will more like problematic. Use Pai’s bed bug killer to get rid f bed bugs organically.