What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like (And How To Get Rid of Them Faster)
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like (And How To Get Rid of Them Faster)
- 1 What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like (And How To Get Rid of Them Faster)
- 2 What do Bed Bugs Look Like?
- 3 How to Identify Bed Bug Bites
- 4 Symptoms of Bed Bug Bites – Complications
- 5 Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
- 6 How to Get Rid of Bed Bug Bites Fast
- 7 How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites
- 8 Do Bed Bugs Jump?
- 9 Bed Bug Control
- 10 Can two people sleep in a bed, but only one get bitten by bed bugs?
- 11 Popular comments on being bitten while the other is not
It can be difficult to identify bed bug bites because the red itchy bumps caused by bed bug bites look like flea bites or mosquito bites. Bed bugs usually come out at night and feed on the blood of humans. The tiny nasty pests can leave a cluster of bite marks on your face, arms, stomach, and legs. Some people only have a mild reaction to the bed bug bites and may only have a few small red dots. However, others have more severe reactions and are plagued by large red bite marks and an irresistible urge to scratch them.
Pictures of bed bug bites show groups of red bite marks on the body. Very often, the bite marks left by bed bugs are in straight lines or in a zig-zag and very rarely is there just one solitary red bite mark.
There are many effective natural home remedies to quickly get rid of the signs of bed bug bites. You can make your own natural treatments for insect bites with ingredients like witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, and aloe vera. The natural anti-inflammatory ingredients in those home remedies help to quickly relieve itching and promote healing.
In this article, you will learn how to identify bed bug bites and find out how to get rid of them quickly. You will also see images of bed bug bites to help you to spot the tell-tale signs that you have been bitten.
What do Bed Bugs Look Like?
The Latin name for bed bugs is Cimex lectularius, or common bed bug. If you’ve ever seen a close-up picture of a bed bug you will see that they look quite scary. However, in reality, bed bugs are tiny pests that lurk in corners and crevices of beds, mattresses, and furniture. They are about the size of a small apple seed and many can be seen crawling around if you have an infestation.
Dr. Carol DerSarkissian on WebMD says that bed bugs have flat, brown, oval bodies. They don’t have wings but can quickly scurry over floors, ceilings, and walls. The parasitic insects live in groups and love to hide in dark places. If you have a bed bug problem in your home, you should check for signs of bed bugs in corners of your bed frame, along the seams of mattresses, along baseboards, and behind pictures. In fact, they will live in any crevice that is large enough to slide a credit card into. 1
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that bed bug eggs look like tiny white pinheads. As they go through their nymph stages they shed skins and these yellowish shells are a common sign to look for when checking for an infestation of bugs. 2
Pictures of bed bugs
How to Identify Bed Bug Bites
On most people, bed bug bites look like itchy red bumps on their body. However, it can be difficult to know if the bite marks have been caused by bed bugs or not.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of bed bug bites may not appear for a few days. Also, each person reacts differently to being bitten by these irritating pests. Some people show no signs of being bitten whereas other people have a severe reaction to the bite, and large bumps appear on the skin that itch severely. 3
However, Dr. Carol DerSarkissian on WebMD says that the only way to know for sure if the red bite marks have been caused by bed bugs is to look for signs of a bug infestation. That will confirm if the red spots that look like bed bug bites are in fact the result of bed bugs.
Bed Bug Bites – Signs and Symptoms
Images of bed bug bites generally show clusters of itchy red bumps on a person’s arms, neck, face, legs, and other areas of their body. Depending on the number of bed bugs that have infested your sleeping area and your reaction to them, bed bug bites also have other signs.
Doctors from the Mayo Clinic say that more often than not, bed bug bites will be in either a rough line or in a cluster of red marks. If they cause a severe skin reaction, the itching can be very intense. In rare cases, a person who has many bites and a severe allergic reaction should visit a doctor. 4
Doctors from the National Health Service say that, in some cases, the itchy red bumps on the skin can cause a rash or start to blister and fill with fluid. 5
However, it can be difficult to tell if the bites have been caused by bed bugs or another insect. Therefore, it’s important to know how to identify the difference between bed bug bites, flea bites and mosquito bites.
Bed bug bite vs flea bite
Flea bites and bed bug bites look very similar and cause itchy red marks on the skin. Even in pictures, it is hard to tell bed bug bites and flea bites apart. However, there are some differences.
The symptoms of flea bites generally appear on the ankles, feet and around the abdomen. As with bed bug bites, flea bite symptoms can also appear in small clusters. Dr. Carol DerSarkissian says that if you look closely at a bed bug bite you won’t see a small red dot in the middle as is characteristic of flea bites. 1
Bed bug bite vs mosquito bite
Both mosquito bites and bed bug bites can leave itchy welts on the skin. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic say that the symptoms of mosquito bites show up very soon after the bite; in fact, in only a few minutes, a puffy red bump usually appears. 6
Unlike bed bug bites that are painless, you may feel the mosquito bite and it might start to itch immediately. It is also more likely that the mosquito bite will blister and ooze a small amount of fluid.
Symptoms of Bed Bug Bites – Complications
Bed bug bite marks usually heal within 2 weeks and won’t leave any permanent mark on the skin. In some cases, there are complications associated with bed bug bites.
Of course, for many people, the appearance of red itchy welts on visible areas of skin like their face or arms is an unwanted complication of bed bug bites.
One of the most common, and potentially serious, complications that is seen with bed bug bite is a secondary skin infection. Dr. Stephanie S. Gardner on WebMD says that itching from bed bug bites can be so severe that constant scratching breaks the skin and germs get it. This can cause a bacterial infection in the bite mark. 7
Dr. Steven Doerr on eMedicnineHealth warns that some people experience severe allergic reactions to bed bug bites. Some of the signs of a serious allergic reaction include itching all over the body, tightness in the throat, chest pain, red bed bug rash that spreads from the bite area. 8
At least the good news with bed bug bites is that they don’t spread disease. The CDC states that bed bugs don’t spread disease and the most serious health threat is a lack of sleep from scratching and secondary skin infections. 3
Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
If you suspect that clusters of itchy red spots on your body are the result of pesky bed bugs, you should check for signs of an infestation.
First, you don’t have to worry that having bed bugs is a sign of uncleanliness or dirtiness. The CDC says that bed bugs only feed on blood and aren’t attracted to dirt. Bed bugs have been found in the cleanest of 5-star hotels. 3
To check for signs of bed bugs, you should look in areas where they tend to live. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that tell-tale signs of bed bug activity are tiny rusty-colored stains on bed linen from bug feces or dried blood. You may also notice tiny yellow shed skins around your bed and sleeping area. 9
The next step to confirm if itchy red marks on your skin are from bed bugs is to find where the critters are hiding. You should check all joints and screw holes in your bed frame, around mattresses and box springs, and around the headboard. Other places where you might find evidence of a bed bug infestation are in the folds of drapes, in drawer joints, behind loose wallpaper, and at baseboards.
If you find feces, dead bed bugs, or bed bugs crawling around, it is time to take drastic action to get rid of the bed bugs quickly. This is the only way to prevent getting more bed bug bites in the future. Some effective ways to kill off infestation of irritating insects include using bed bug powders that destroy populations of bed bugs as well as bed bug sprays.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bug Bites Fast
Fortunately, there are many great home remedies to get rid of bed bug bites quickly. Here are a few of the best ways of treating bed bug bites at home.
To quickly get rid of an intense itch in a swollen bump caused by a bed bug bite, you can use a cold compress. One excellent way to make a compress is by using a cold tea bag. Cold helps to relieve irritation from your skin by calming nerve endings, and tea helps to relieve itching and promotes healing.
A study from 2012 into the healing effects of tea found that compounds in black and green tea have an astringent effect. This helps to reduce itching in irritated, inflamed skin. 9 However, you don’t just have to use black or green tea bags. Research has also found that chamomile has soothing properties and is just as effective as hydrocortisone creams (often prescribed by doctors to reduce itching in insect bites). 10
How to use:
To quickly get rid of the irritation that bed bug bites cause using a cold tea compress, this is what you should do:
- Put a tea bag in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes. Remove the bag and cool it in the refrigerator.
- Place the tea bag on the red itchy bumps to relieve discomfort and irritation.
- Apply the cold compress 2-3 times a day for fast relief from bed bug bites and bed bug rash.
Aloe vera also has properties that reduce itching and help to speed up the healing time of a bed bug bite. Aloe vera contains many properties to nourish your skin and relieve inflammation and irritation.
One study into the healing properties of aloe vera found that it has a soothing effect on irritated skin. It was found that aloe vera was just as effective as hydrocortisone creams in reducing itching and inflammatory responses in the skin. 11
How to use:
Aloe vera gel is great for helping bed bug bites to heal faster. This is what you should do:
- Use aloe vera gel with as few added ingredients as possible and liberally apply some gel to the bite marks.
- Massage the gel into the area around the bed bug bites to soothe the skin and stop itching.
- Apply the natural remedy 2-3 times a day to help your skin heal quicker and get welcome relief from the constant itching.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil will help to treat the itch in bed bug bites and help prevent secondary infections making the skin worse. Tea tree oil contains powerful antimicrobial compounds as well as properties that help to reduce inflammation and itching.
One of the benefits of using tea tree oil to quickly treat bed bug bites is that it helps soothe allergic skin reactions. For example, the British Journal of Dermatology reported on a study into the antihistamine effect of tea tree oil. Histamine is released by the body as a response to allergens. It was found that applying tea tree oil to skin inflammation helped to soothe the allergic response fast. 12
How to use:
You can use tea tree oil as a spot treatment on one or two bed bug bites or you can mix a couple of drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil to apply to clusters of bed bug bites. This is what you should do:
- Put a drop of tea tree oil on the end of a cotton bud and apply to the itchy bed bug bite.
- Apply 2 times a day to help stop itching in the bite marks and prevent bacterial infections affecting the skin area.
For large clusters of bed bug bites, you can get relief by adding 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply 2-3 times a day to help your skin heal and treat any bed bug bite blisters that have formed.
You can also use tea tree oil to make a natural spray for bed bug eradication.
Other ways to get rid of bed bug bites quickly
There are many other natural ways to get rid of the visible signs of bed bug bites. Here are some more ways.
Witch hazel is a natural astringent that quickly soothes itchy skin and reduces redness. Witch hazel is perfect for treating bed bug bites and can be applied whenever your bite marks start itching.
Apple cider vinegar, when it is diluted with water in equal proportions, helps to reduce itching and kill germs in bed bug bites. Just apply diluted apple cider vinegar to the affected area to stop itching fast.
Cucumbers have an amazing soothing effect on the skin and will give you instant relief from itching and irritation. All you have to do is apply slices of cool cucumber to your bite marks.
For more information on these natural bed bug bite remedies and to find out some more effective ways to treat bed bug bite signs at home, please read my article on natural ways to make bed bug bites heal faster.
How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites
Of course, preventing an infestation of bed bugs is much easier than having to deal with the discomfort bed bug bites cause.
The CDC says that one of the best ways to prevent bed bug bites is to regularly check your bed, mattress, and bed linen for signs of bed bug activity. This can help you get rid of bed bugs before they become a major problem. 3
Also, you should be careful of buying second-hand furniture. The National Health Services warns to avoid buying second-hand mattresses and if you do buy used furniture, carefully inspect it for bed bugs. 5 Remember, that in the right conditions, bed bugs can live for many months without feeding!
Read my other related articles:
- WebMD. Bedbugs.
- EPA. Bed bug appearance and life cycle.
- CDC. Bed bugs FAQs
- MayoClinic. Bedbug symptoms.
- NHS. Bedbugs.
- MayoClinic. Mosquito bites.
- WebMD. Pictures of bed bug bites.
- eMedicineHealth. Bedbugs.
- EPA. How to find bed bugs.
- Phytojournal. Tannins are astringent.
- OWM. 2011;57(5):28-36.
- Skin Pharmacol Physiol.2008;21(2):106-10.
- Br J Dermatol.2002 Dec;147(6):1212-7.
Do Bed Bugs Jump?
Bed bugs do not have wings and are not capable of flight. Unlike other wingless insects such as fleas, bed bugs also are not equipped to jump long distances. Bed bugs may move from host to host, although this is typically accomplished by crawling.
Bed bugs are insects that belong to the order Hemiptera, or true bugs. They are blood-feeding insects that have piercing sucking mouth parts. Bed bugs undergo gradual metamorphosis which includes eggs, nymphs and adults. Nymphs look very similar to the adults with the main difference being the adults can reproduce. Female bed bugs typically lay only a few eggs per day.
The common bed bug prefers to feed on human hosts and does not prefer pets or other furry animals. They are transported by people, most often in personal belongings like luggage, purses, gym bags or other items which are kept close to sleep areas. Bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases to humans. However, their bites can cause skin irritation which can be severe in certain individuals.
If you think you think you have bed bugs, it is best to contact a pest control professional. Homeowners are not likely to resolve a bed bug infestation on their own, due to the bug resistance to many over-the-counter products and the bugs’ ability to hide.
Bed Bug Control
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Learn what Bed Bugs look like, and how to detect if you have a Bed Bug Infestation.
Find out how Bed Bugs infiltrate your home and where they are attracted to.
Learn about Bed Bug bites. their feces and how they can impact your health.
Learn how Orkin handles Bed Bugs, homeopathic cures and the cost of Bed Bug extermination services.
Can two people sleep in a bed, but only one get bitten by bed bugs?
A visitor going by the name Worried wanted to know if two people can sleep in a bed, but only one get bitten by bed bugs? Here is her comment and the answer follows.
The middle of January I woke up to intense itching on my back so I asked my husband to scratch it for me, which he did! So I asked him was anything there and he told it was 3 bumps. Still I paid it no mind, my daughter came in my room and I asked her to look at my back because it still was itching and she did! Yet she said something different then her father, she said “it look like something bit you, and they tore you up!” I told her maybe it was my bra because it seemed that it had been poking me in that exact spot. She insisted that it looked like angry bites.
8 days later I had 2 on my leg and 1 on my finger. They weren’t together. Still I didn’t know what to think.The end of January I woke up with 1 on my toe and it was then that I thought something was going on. That was my first time getting on the net reading about bedbugs.
Now I have been bitten by bedbugs before over a friends house when I was 11 they tore me up. I slept wit my clothes on and when I tell you they hadn’t left a single part of my uncovered skin unbitten except my face I won’t be telling a lie put it like that. Still I remember details, that when I told the people whose house it was that I was bitten; they looked at me as if I was lying! Then the other kid who was a guest and shared the bed with me, said “nothing bite me.” I felt bad and I told my mom when I got home who confirmed that yes it was bedbugs bites.
I disregarded the bed bugs because I hadn’t been bitten like I was as a child. The pictures that I did take a look @ seem to be the same pattern as the ones I had when I was a child. It was til the middle of February I woke up with another bite on my finger that I flipped out came back on the internet and really started to consider the option of bedbugs because it became clear to me that something might be feeding off of me.
I told my husband and daughter it could be bedbugs but my husband said he would of been bit too. Which made sense before because he doesn’t have sensitive skin that breaks out very easily. Still I began to ask Google specific questions one of which was: can two people share the same bed and only 1 person be bitten by bedbugs!” To my surprise it was plenty of stories that said HECK YEAH!
With This evidence I was able to convince my husband to do a search. He explained that he to knew what bed bugs look like and the same information I read online he told me the something. He got his handy flashlight and searched the seems of the mattress. Check the opposite side of it, checked the box spring lift it up and checked the bottom of i said he was looking for blood smears, eggs, cast off! We found nothing! We checked the baseboard on my side of the bed, nothing!!
At this time I decided to remove the dust ruffle from the box spring and everything was ok… until 12 days later when I awoke to 2 painful new bites @2:23 in the morning. I was laying next to my charging cell phone. These bites burned so bad it woke me up and I had only been sleep for a hour. I believe it just happened! My arm swelled up so bad that it looked as if it was pregnant! I couldn’t stop rubbing it or itching it. When I did fall asleep after our second inspection it burned like fire in my sleep. It actually felt warm/hot to the touch.
Our second inspection turned up nothing and this time I had my husband removed that thin cloth part on the box spring and look in. It was as clean as a whistle. I also had him check the sofa and open the cloth underneath that. Still he found nothing. Not to mention we have 3 dogs and a daughter who has never been bitten.
I started cleaning with alcohol and bleach every night and not sleeping-til the morning. Tomorrow will make two weeks that I haven’t been bit. My 3 dogs r constantly under furniture and never act as if they seen any bugs or was ever bit. I’m worried but don’t know what to think. We’ve been living in this apartment for 5 years. All This furniture was new i haven’t entertained any guests since my mother died. Can this be bed bugs or am I crazy? I need help, I’m so sleepy!!
Answer: Yes, two people can be sleeping in the same bed and only one receive the bites, or, one has a reaction while the other does not which gives the appearance of no bites. There are many testimonials where couples describe the same problem, found nothing for a long time, then discovered they had bed bugs!
The key here is finding them, best thing you can do is buy a mattress encasement, use climb up blockers or make your own (see my bed bug dust page for a picture and instructions. Also, set up a bed bug trap using dry ice or Alka-Seltzer and see what you catch, it might not be bug bugs at all!
Popular comments on being bitten while the other is not
Im freaking out! i woke up about a month ago with a red mark on my neck which looked like a bite, and the past few weeks ive woken up with them on my arms and legs they look like mosquito bites and itchy! so i got to thinking could it be bed bugs? my dad says im crazy its not….so i moved my room around today and found a pretty good sized bug on the seam of my matress freaked out and killed it searched more and didnt find anymore… ive googled everything there is and im not sure what to do we live in an apartment and my dad hasnt been bit what do i do? 🙁
I thought I was the only one going crazy. I am in the same situation as you all. My husband and I live in an apartment complex and we have not had an exterminator here for almost 1 year. I try and keep my house as clean as I can. I stay awake at night and keep dressed because I am getting bit all the time, as soon as I lay down at night in 10 min I am up scratching the entire night.
I have soaked in an oatmeal bath which has helped a bit. I live for caladryl, which I slather on me like lotion.
Can I insist that my landlord come in and exterminate? My husband has never got bit, but he has had bugs crawl on him. I am so freaked out and very tired. I need help
Why is it that I get bedbug bites a lot and other people don’t even if we are in the same places together?
I have been experiencing the same problem and although my landlord had the orkin man come and exterminate I’m still getting bit… I’m going crazy because not only do i sleep in long sleeves and long pants and socks I’m still freaking out even when I don’t get bit. I’m all scarred up from scratching and now I have a nasty rash on my arms, neck and face. the other day I woke up with a mass of bites on my neck but no bugs. then just last night i caught one crawling on my blanket. I put it in a ziplock bag for my landlord to see because he doesn’t want to compensate me for all the furniture and mattresses Ive had to throw out due to the pesty, blood suckers and now I want to move but that also means I cant take anything with me for fear of transporting them. Can someone please Help and tell me what to do? I’m afraid that my grandchildren will be next so I don’t even let them visit.
Response: Phill, bed bugs don’t attached themselves like this, if they are disturbed, they get out of there, and they only feed for minutes, not days!
I am on this site right now because I am just as confused and covered in bites like everyone else I have been reading about. My problem started when I bought a pretty nice leather couch from a kid that was desperate for money. I started noticing big, red, itchy bites, some of which were in a pattern and some just by themselves. I have two flea free indoor cats and figured they may have gotten fleas somehow, so I put a treatment on them and flea sprayed and powdered the bed rooms.
I have tile in the rest of the house so I figured the bites would stop. My boyfriend has stayed over and I asked him if he woke up to any bites. He said no, so I thought it had to be fleas and I handled the problem. Wrong….I keep randomly getting them since I bought the couch a month ago and today I noticed my son has huge red welts all over his back with visible puncture holes in the middle of the bites. This is when I ended up here investigating what bites, bugs and symptoms look and sound like.
I am convinced that I bought an infested couch and now with the help of my cats spreading it to the bedrooms, have a bed bug problem. I am so angry and frustrated that I don’t know what to do with myself. I am just glad there are some solutions I can try. I have not seen any bugs on my cats or anywhere else so far but I think If I trash the couch and start diligently cleaning now that I can catch it early enough before it really spreads.
Take my advice and never buy a mattress or furniture from a random person, no matter how good of a deal you think you’re getting. Even then it seems anyone can be victim of this crappy situation. I am immediately taking action and hope to see results soon. Until next time…wish me luck.
Horror in hesperia!
I’ve been off and on again with my girl friend the last few years. a couple months ago we hooked back up. I’ve notice numerous bugs and bites since. Right after the first couple visits i noticed a wart looking thing in the middle of my chest.. well a couple months go buy and this alien looking form is getting ‘huge’. so i dosed it with alcohol and 2 days later it pops off !! … to make matters worse she starts freaking out as I’m inspecting covers blankets etc. after visit here all is confirmed . I’ll tell her and she wont believe me then after evidence from here, she’s gonna bite me worse that a bed bug
…..any bed bug coaches out there have an easy way to break it to her?
bitten and confused in Apple Valley
Ok I am having a similar situation. I have had these strange little red dots (started on my legs and then to top of one of my feet). I have had them for months. At first I thought it was fleas from my dog who is a big baby and was sleeping with me. I had her treated and decided not to let her sleep with me anymore to try and resolve the problem. It doesnt itch unless its really healing then i scratch but other than that it doesnt bother me. I have went to 5 different specialists…with 5 different diagnosis. My family doctor said it was flea bites, 1st dermatologist said psoriasis, second said nerve rash, 4th said scabies-yea that made me feel awesome! Ugh! 5th had mentioned the bed bugs. This all started about 6 months ago and to this day i have not found not one bug so I am not entirely sure what to do here. I am tired of having to cover up and feel disgusting 🙁 I am up all night long for days thinking about it. My husband nor my daughter have been bitten. I really need some help here trying to figure this out. I honestly believe all these doctors just used google to try and treat me. Any other info is greately appreciated
I am so tired and unable to sleep thanks to the bedbugs in our Mumbai home. We are expats living in an apartment which my husband moved into whilst I was still in our home country. The apartment was already partly furnished and even though I told him I wanted new beds, he decided the ones that were here were in good condition and didn’t bother replacing them with new ones.
The couches are a rusty red and orange colour and the linen was crimson so who would have thought bed bugs would be here. I arrived a couple of months later and noticed my husband had some rash looking areas on parts of his body: his upper arms and back. I asked him about them and he claimed he had been bitten by mosquitos when working in southern India earlier that month. I thought nothing of it as he said they weren’t bothering him. 5 days later I began to get what looked and felt like mosquito bites too, except a lot worse than my husbands. Some areas showed single spots and others seemed to have a few bites in a row.
Each day seemed to get worse and I was perplexed because I had taken so much care to make sure no mosquitos were in our room at night, yet each morning seemed to bring me more bites. I started to wonder if I had hives or had caught some kind of tropical bacterial thing. Then it happened. I was sitting in my pjs one morning and I looked down to find a small creature crawling on them. I jumped and flicked it to the floor. I tried to squash it with a piece of cardboard. I thought it was a tic. I’ve never seen a bed bug or a tic. It looked so awful, like a tiny cockroach or strange flatish scaly creature. It was red.
I started searching the web and found it was a bed bug. I moved out of the bedroom and into the lounge room. I put my yoga mat on the couch and covered it with a fresh clean towel and a double sheet which had just been washed. I wrapped myself in it and tried to sleep. When I awoke I had even more bites than before. I am so upset by this I can no longer sleep. I am so tired.
To make matters worse, I detest insecticides because of the poisonous content. I’m very sensitive to poisons and often get asthma and chest pain when I’m near any insect sprays. I don’t know what to do. I can’t sleep. I’m so afraid I will end up taking them home to my bedroom in Australia when I leave in 2 weeks. My husband doesn’t seem to understand the severity of the situation. He’s sleeping soundly with them as I type!
I read somewhere that a combination of Clove Oil; Peppermint Oil and Tea Tree oil can deter them. I’ve sprinkled two of them (all I could source in Mumbai) all over the couch but I don’t think it’s really going to stop them. Ugh! These creatures are the worst!!
I knew it I knew it! I have been getting bitten and no one else in my house (four others) I’m thinking its the hormones in my sweat that’s attracting them to me only. I’m 49 and have gone through “the Change”.
I have even did an experiment. I let my son sleep in the same bed I am getting bit in. (the bed has been treated several times with Alcohol, Steam,and bedbug spray. He did NOT get bit ! so early morning I tell him move over and I went to sleep. I GOT BIT!.
Several months ago my daughter was waking up with bites and due to the fact that we sleep together, I didn’t believe we had bed bugs. I saw no sign of evidence nothing on my sheet or matress. The house management sent a bed bug inspector they did find two on the wall socket, three treatments were done, everything washed.
My daughter is still getting bit but no one else in the house is getting bit and no sign again of bed bugs. The inspectors came back found no signs of bed bugs, everywhere she sleeps she wakes up with bites. she is depressed and driving me crazy. I have a granddaughter that sleeps with me and never got bitten. it’s only her, she is a nanny and I’m trying to let her know it could be at the house where she is a nanny, the owner say they have no bed bugs and the kids have no bites. I’m sending her to a dermatologist today and see what she says. This situation is stressing me out. she sleeps in the same bed with her boyfriend too and no in the house has any bites…I don’t know what to anymore.
It’s a relief to finally read up on some similar stories that I can relate too. I too felt as if I was simply going crazy being the only one that these little critters chewed to pieces. I’m not proud of the fact that I can say Thank You to you for posting this story because I’m thrilled I’m not alone with the “ITS BED BUGS>>>I KNOW IT . ” state of mind. Just because I’m not proud of that doesn’t mean that I won’t say it THANKS for sharing