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What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

A lot of pests can bite, and some of their bites can look similar to bed bugs at first glance. It’s crucial for you to be able to recognize a bed bug bite, as treatment for bed bugs should be performed as soon as possible. A red, swollen bump could be the product of bites from a few different insects, but you can distinguish a bed bug bite from any other by:

  • Whether it’s on areas of the body exposed at night
  • If it’s in a line or zigzag pattern
What do bed bug bites look like in Broken Arrow OK |  Arrow Exterminators, Inc

Bed Bug Bite or Flea Bite?

At first glance, bed bug and flea bites can both take on a similar appearance. The main differentiator, however, is the pain level. You won’t feel irritation from a bed bug bite until a while after it happens, while you’ll notice a flea bite almost immediately. Bed bug bites are also larger, and they tend to show up in lines where flea bites tend to appear in random spots around the ankles.

Bed Bug Bite or Mosquito Bite?

Much like bed bugs, mosquitos leave red and itchy bumps on the skin of those they bite. But mosquito bites are often found in isolated areas of the body, and you feel them almost immediately. Mosquito bites also heal faster than bed bug bites, though they are also more likely to transmit disease.

Identifying a Bed Bug Bite

Bed bug bites can pass pretty easily for that of any other biting insect. That’s why it’s so important that you know how to distinguish them. The quicker you recognize the potential signs of bed bugs, the sooner you can call on the bed bug control experts at Arrow Exterminators, Inc. to treat your home and get you back to sleeping through the night without worry.

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