Information about bed bugs bites, pictures of what do bed bug bites look like, how to check if you have been bitten by bed bugs and advice on how to stop the itch.
Bed bugs are nocturnal insects that feed mostly at night when their hosts are asleep.
In the day, they hide in cracks and crevices of walls, bed frames, bookshelves, basically anywhere that gives them easy access to humans, although they are fast moving insects that are able to travel far distances.
Bed bugs bite their hosts by using their sharp beak to pierce the skin and inject their saliva. Like mosquitoes, their saliva contains an anticoagulant (to prevent coagulation of the blood) as they suck and also acts as an anesthetic agent to prevent the victim from feeling the bite.
Therefore, while sleeping, humans rarely feel any sensations of being bitten, but will only realize the day after. Nymphs (young bed bugs) take about three minutes to feed, while a full-grown bug feeds for ten to fifteen minutes. After feeding, they then crawl back to the nearest crevice to digest.
Bed Bugs Bites Pictures - What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Bed bugs bite rash on forearm.
A picture of bed bugs bites on the inner side of the arms.
Bed bugs bites on the lower back/buttocks of a woman, sitting on the bed that gave her the bites.
What Are The First Signs And Symptoms of Bed Bug Bites?
Two day old bed bug bites on women back.
How Long Does the Bite Rash Last?Reaction to bed bug bites depends on the individual. Some people will not have any reaction at all while for others who are quite sensitive to bites, they may have localized allergic reactions and develop bed bugs rash that can be extremely itchy as they get bitten repeatedly.
Do Bed Bug Bites Transmit Disease?
How to Treat Bed Bug Bites?
Some of the recommended topical steroid creams for bed bug bites treatment are hydro-cortisone ( Cortaid Intensive Therapy Moisturizing Cream, for example) that helps to stop the itch and resolve any rash quickly.
How to Avoid Getting Bitten Again?
Bed Bug Control -- Methods to treat, prevent and kill bed bugs permanently.