" Bed bug bite picture viewing can be a helpful way to determine if the marks on your arm are in fact due to bedbugs or are caused by other parasites such as mosquitoes or fleas. Bedbug Bite marks can be different from person to person since it is an allergic reaction to a bite. Some people are not allergic while others are hypersensitive to the saliva mix left behind by the bedbug skin puncture."
Bed bug bite picture collection seen below have been selected to show the full range of bedbug bite reactions. Bed bugs do not actually bite. They have two protrusions on the head or tubes which puncture the skin. They will feed for 3 to 15 minutes before returning to their hiding place.
Bed bug bite reactions can appear within an hour or as long as 14 days later. Bite reactions that appear within a day will heal by themselves within 2 to 5 days. Reactions that are delayed, can last a few days longer.
People that are allergic to bed bug bites often have a stronger reaction after each biting episode. This is the body getting more and more sensitive to the bites. If you have a reaction at all, it is usually a small red raised area, with a clear center. The center is where the bedbug punctured the skin. Less common are more severe reactions such as the formation of a wheal, which is a red area 1 to 2 inches in circumference and blistering on the skin.
Bed bug bites are also seen on areas of the body that are exposed during sleep. This includes the legs, shoulders and neck. It is rare to have bites on the bottoms of the feet. If this is the case, then the problem could be scabies, which is a condition caused by mites.
Beyond the red skin reaction, bed bug bites tend to itch. Use either an itch cream made for the bites such as All Stop Healing and Protection Spray, or buy an over the counter itch cream made for insect bites. Do not scratch the bites, as this may introduce bacteria into the bites which can cause infection. If the bites do not resolve themselves, see a Doctor as a prescription oral or topical anti-biotic may be needed. Bed bugs do not spread disease to humans.
Pictures of Bed Bug Bites
Bed Bug Bite Picture
3MM Skin Lesions 1 Hour after Bed Bug Bite
Bed Bug Bite Picture
Source UNLV - Raised Bites
Bed bug bites tend to be seen in patterns on the skin. They can be differentiated from other possible causes by the location (exposed areas of the body during sleep), appearance (clear in the middle), size (most bites are 3/8 inch), pattern,, which is usually in a line, and itch.
In some less common cases, a bite reaction can result in a blistering on the skin:
Mosquito Bite Picture
Bed Bug Bite Picture
Whether you live in a home or are a tenant in an apartment, a good
first step is always to call in a professional exterminator.
Pest control experts can provide education and confirm the size
of the bed bug problem. It's a good idea to call in a
National firm that shares information on bed bugs across offices such
(877-291-4849) and local firms with Bed Bug Experience such as a member
of the Service
Magic network (877-233-1145).
Special Consideration for Apartment Owners and Tenants: If you live in an apartment, getting rid of bedbugs requires a coordinated effort among home owners. Bed bugs will move approximately 100 feet in each direction of where they were placed in an apartment or home. There is a 7% chance that they will move to rooms above and below the infested room. There is a 20% chance that bed bugs will move to an adjacent apartment.
If you rent, regulations vary by State regarding who is responsible for a
bed bug infestation in an apartment. Even when a landlord
takes responsibility, they may try and charge those that they believe
In the interim, a do it yourself kit could be used such as the one available from Dermisil for Bed Bugs. You can also follow some of our bed bugs information tips . One tip is to seal all cracks with caulk, use a residual spray along the baseboards such as Phantom or Bedlam, and spread some Fossil Dust into cracks and crevices for some level of protection.
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