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A bed bug bite causes a red itchy bump that mimics a mosquito bite. It would take some time for the symptoms to appear, though hypersensitive people exhibit symptoms much earlier. A vast majority of individuals who are bitten by these bugs are frequent travelers as bed bugs thrive in lodgings that are often occupied. They hide in beddings, mattresses and even upholstered furniture. Unlike other insects, bed bugs dont help spread diseases, but having to face a bed bug infestation can be stressful as they are difficult to eliminate.

The treatment for bed bug bite helps manage the swelling and itchiness it causes. Topical creams and antihistamines might be used to speed up recovery. Those who develop severe allergic reactions to bed bug bites need prompt medical attention. Eradicating bed bugs is the best way to prevent getting bitten by bed bug.

A bed bug bite is an indicator that there is a bed bug infestation. Infestation occurs regardless of the sanitary conditions of the place, as it can happen in elite hotels and estates to homeless shelters and refugee camps. Bed bug infestation is the result of introducing bed bugs into previously un-infested environments by means of:

Aside from bed bug bites, infestation is also evident by the presence of their fecal matter in the form of black spots on furniture, beddings and walls. Bed bugs travel and thrive where they can find their prey humans and animals. They get their nourishment by sucking blood from warm-blooded creatures. They are small at inch with a reddish-brown color. These wingless insects are nocturnal or active at night, and hide in mattresses, luggage and furniture.

The bite from a bed bug is more swollen than that of a mosquito bite. Initially, it appears like a tiny red rash on the skin which feels extremely itchy. Unlike mosquito bites, bed bug bites last up to several weeks. They are often found on the legs, shoulders, arms, neck and even face. The victim will not feel any pain during the initial bite and may only know about it after a week when the rash has become more pronounced. However, some individuals develop no symptoms at all.

Bed bugs use their elongated beaks or stylet fascicle to extract blood from their prey. When they have pierced the skin of their prey, they inject a small amount of saliva which possesses anesthetic properties thereby allowing them to enjoy up to 10 minutes of undisturbed blood meal. Once the anesthetic properties of the saliva expire, the victim will feel an intense itchiness and sometimes develop allergic reactions.

A person bitten by a bed bug will feel a burning sensation and see red bumps on the site. It is quite common to see multiple bites arranged in a row. The bites become severely itchy during harsh conditions such as when exercising, swimming in chlorinated pool and a warm bath. Some individuals develop allergic reactions resulting to anaphylactic shock. Blister-like inflammations may likewise appear due to endless scratching which invites infection. Aside from the physical damage a bed bug bite does to the victim, it may also affect the emotional well-being of the person which could lead to stress and anxiety.

There are plenty of ways to treat bed bug bites but victims should first ensure that those itchy red bumps are indeed bites from bed bugs. The most remarkable feature is the presence of multiple red spots in a row, consisting of 3 or more. The bitten site should be cleaned with soap and clean water. The following ways can be done to treat bed bug bites.


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Lexington, SC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014

A play center was recently rumored to be infested of bed bugs. However, a report from wistv.com related that no sign of the critters was found in the place. Still, My Cleaning Products said that it is at risk of their presence. And so to help it and the rest of the public keep the pesky insects at bay, it recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray.

The report, published on February 19, 2013, shared that the play center was located at Lexington, South Carolina. And as it relayed, the rumors of it being infested started when a mother complained that her daughter picked-up the crawlies from the place.

It was said in the report that the mother posted her claim online and even told the local news outlets about it. That and the quick spread of it, it related, prompted the management to have the place inspected. And as detailed, the two inspections it underwent showed that it got none of those crawlies.

Here is an excerpt from the post No Bed Bugs Found in Lexington Play Place by My Cleaning Products.

Monkey Joe, a play place in Lexington, South Carolina, was recently rumored to have bed bugs. However, with the inspections it went through, it had proven that it doesn't have them.

The rumor started when a mother claimed that her 10-month-old daughter picked up the critters from the play center during their visit on February 04, 2014. She posted pictures of the supposed bed bugs on Facebook and shared her story with local media outlets. When she was contacted by the company's employees following it, she also said her daughter was still recuperating from the bed bug bites.

According to My Cleaning Products, bed bugs are so prevalent these days that there seem to be no place safe from their presence. And as it commented, though they were not found in the reported play place, still there is a possibility that they would infest just like any other place.

And so, to help it and anyone else avoid the infestation of those critters, MCP advised the use of a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray. Besides being wary of any bed bug sign, it said that getting it would enable one to kill bed bugs prompt and safe.

That bed bug spray was actually Bed Bug Bully. The company stated that it is unlike the majority of the pesticides as it is made with organic ingredients. It shared that it is even on EPA's FIFRA 25(b) for being pesticide-exempt.


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Tests show Monkey Joe's does not have bedbugs

Post date: February 20th, 2014

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A Lexington play center reports it is clear of bedbugs after one parent posted on social media that her child contracted bedbugs after visiting the business.

Monkey Joe's in Lexington had a preliminary inspection Wednesday morning by Cayce Exterminating and another review Wednesday afternoon by Bed Bug Detection Services in Isle of Palms, which came with a bedbug dog to do the inspection. Both inspections reported the play center is free of bedbugs.

"In an effort to be expedient as possible, we reached out to two separate pest control companies, one of which recommended the dog," said Kelly Ronna, a spokeswoman for Monkey Joe's. "It is our understanding that a human inspection is the most thorough possible; however, as we are taking this situation very seriously, we wanted to be as thorough as possible."

The bedbug report at Monkey Joe's surfaced on Facebook Tuesday when Lexington mother Nicole Struck said her 10-month-old daughter contracted bedbugs after her first visit to Monkey Joe's in Lexington on Feb. 4.

Struck posted pictures of the supposed bedbugs and wrote about her allegations on Facebook. She also contacted local media outlets to share her daughter's story.

Since authoring the post, Struck was contacted by Monkey Joe's employees to say the business had the inspections. Struck said her daughter is still recovering from the bedbug bites.

Monkey Joe's Lexington owner Brad Ballington said the business is cleaned weekly by Swisher Hygiene.

"Swisher is a service that reduces exposure to germs and cross contamination," Ballington said. "This practice removes the surface bacteria for a minimum of seven days, ensuring Monkey Joe's is covered from one weekly visit to the next."

WIS contacted Swisher Hygiene, but has not received a response from the company.


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Post date: January 17th, 2014

Bed bug bite pictures are one of the main things people come to this site to see. I've already given you some examples and descriptions of bed bug bite symptoms. But I think it is important to give you more examples.

Don't get too caught up trying to figure out if you have bed bug bites based just on pictures though. Other kinds of bug bites could look similar. Bites might suggest a bed bug problem but they are not conclusive.

If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, you'll need to go further than just dealing with the bites. You need to check for all the signs of bed bugs in your home (or hotel/hostel if traveling). Here are some more bed bug bite photos for you.

In this picture, you can see bed bug bites on a person's shoulder. The bites appear in the top right and bottom left of the photo.

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Reader plbjt5 had an unpleasant experience in Cyprus.

These bed bug bite pictures below are courtesy of Dr. Louis Sorkin.

Red spots show a just few hours after bed bug nymphs fed. In this case, Dr. Sorkin let a large number of bed bugs feed on this small area of his hand. That doesn't mean you will necessarily see such a large number of bites concentrated on a small area of your body too.

Bed bug nymphs feed on Dr. Sorkin's hand (the pink area is a birthmark so don't get confused and think this is what a bed bug bite will look like).


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Once thought to be eradicated from North America, the legendary little pests known as bed bugs have been making an unwelcome comeback in hotels and homes. Lest you think bed bugs are relegated to fleabag motels, they have been spotted in the posher locales as well.

What Are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are the common name for Cimex lectularius, a reddish-brown, oval-shaped insect that can grow to a quarter of an inch long. Bed bugs are wingless and survive by sucking blood from a host animal, preferably a human. See: Bed Bug Pictures and What's a Bed Bug?

Why Are They Called Bed Bugs? Bed bugs commonly hide in mattresses, carpets, behind peeling paint or wallpaper, and in crevices in wooden furniture (like in the cracks of the wooden headboard of a bed). Bugs are nocturnal and typically bite people while they sleep in an infested bed. Bugs are usually active just before dawn. See pictures of bed bug bites.

Why Are Bed Bugs Reappearing? Bed bugs were once all but eradicated with broad-spectrum pesticides such as DDT, which killed a wide variety of bug types. Concerns about health and the environment led to many of these pesticides being removed from the market. Today, pest control methods are more focused, designed to kill a particular species (like cockroaches). Bed bugs, since they are not specifically being targeted, are slipping through the cracks.

Where Did Bed Bugs Come From? Bed bugs travel surprisingly well, and are quite comfortable stowing away in luggage and even clothing. The bugs are increasingly found hiding in beds, upholstered furniture and behind baseboards in urban hotels in America. Since they tend to stow away and travel with humans, any place that sees a number of world travelers is susceptible. Pilots, wealthy people, and business travelers can bring bed bugs along unwittingly.

What Can You Do to Avoid Bed Bugs? Look around. Bed bugs are large enough to see. Look particularly under the mattress and in the seams, in and around the bed frame, and along any cracks or peeling paint in the wall or picture frames. Check for bed bugs in the cracks of any wooden furniture, particularly antiques. You can also spot droppings from bed bugs, which may be tinged with blood. See: Are Bed Bugs in My Hotel?

What Should You Do if You Are Bitten by Bed Bugs? Bed bugs bite exposed skin and leave behind small, red, itchy welts. The good news? Bed bugs are not generally thought to transmit any diseases. The damage is more emotional than physical. The CDC does say that bites from bed bugs can be treated with topical emollients or corticosteroids. You can also take an oral antihistamine. If you are exposed, you may consider treating your home as well. See: Are Bedbug Bites Dangerous?, Is This a Bed Bug Bite?, and Treatments for Bedbug Bites

What Should You Do if Bed Bugs Are in Your House? Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate. They hide well and can go up to a year without feeding. However, it's important to rid your house of them as soon as possible, as they can breed and spread very quickly. Most pest control companies are equipped to handle bed bugs. There are a few home remedies you can also use to protect yourself, your clothes and your furniture. See: Bed Bug Control and Bed Bug Spray

Have you seen bed bugs up close? Send me your pictures of bed bugs or bed bug bites.

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Pictures of Bed Bug Bites – About.com Hotels

Post date: December 20th, 2013

Question: Where Can I See Pictures of Bed Bug Bites?

Many victims of bed bugs have generously agreed to put pictures of their bed bug bites online in order to help others. The pictures aren't always the best quality, as it can be hard to take a snapshot of your own bites. But these pictures of bed bug bites can give you a good idea of the size and pattern of actual bed bug bites to help you identify them.

Readers of this site have sent in over two dozen pictures of their bed bug bites, suffered both in hotels and at their homes. They took the time to write down a bit about their experiences with bed bugs and the resulting bites. A wide variety of people and their reactions to the bed bug bites are shown in the pictures, to give you an idea of the range of reactions possible.

Bedbugger.com has a helpful page of pictures of bed bug bites, including one rash in the shape of the devil. They've also started a Flickr group for bed bugs and pictures of bed bug bites. Bedbugger also has a picture of bed bug bites on etymologist Lou Sorkin's arm after he allowed hundreds of them to feast on his arm.

Bad Bed Bugs.com has a series of comments and questions from people with bed bug bites, some of whom have posted pictures.

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Post date: December 14th, 2013

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John G. says:

February 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Michelle, those are flea bites. You can check for fleas by spreading a white sheet on your carpet and then watch for them when they land on the sheet. Fleas jump around and thats why this works to check for the presence of fleas. They are much easier to get rid of. Be thankful if it turns out to be just fleas.

Michelle says:

February 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Hi there, I have moved from a hospital Spain Mallorca to New Zealand and in both countries i have been experiencing these bites that happen at night and are extremely itchy. I have tea tree oil in my shampoo and body wash and i put it in my body cream too just to relieve the itching!

I find the bed here has a foul oudour but i have yet to discover any black spots or other signs of bedbugs as we have carpets and a red sheet.


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By Marcia Anderson

I receive complaints from residents who have, or think they have bed bugs, and are desperately seeking help. These people have exhausted all possible sources of help: landlords, pest control operators, over-the-counter products, and online solutions. Desperate, they contact the EPA, and are referred to a Bed Bug expert in their Region me. The first thing I do is calm them down and reassure them that there is hope. They can get rid of bed bugs. By sharing this story that crossed my desk, I hope to help others in similar situations.

Sean e-mailed me; We are convinced we have bed bugs. My wife thinks she found a bed bug. We have read articles on-line, and looked at pictures, and then we sprayed, heated, caulked, washed, dried, and wrapped our mattress and box spring in bed bug cases (encasements). We are getting bitten every night. After thorough inspection we still see nothing. Is it possible they are elsewhere in the house, in our vehicles? Should we spray more? And what brand?

My follow up call revealed that Seans family had moved recently, and the itching continued through the entire move. Whatever was bothering them had traveled with them. And the problem was becoming unbearable. Had they collected any live bugs? No. Nor had they seen any of the tell tale signs of bed bugs: shed skins, corpses, blood stains, or droppings on the bed sheets.

Scabies mites burrow into the skin resulting in open sores on hands, wrists, elbows, or anywhere on the body. Scabies is diagnosed through microscopic examination of skin scrapings taken from the affected area.

I told Sean, From what you describe, and the controls you have put in place, I dont think you have bed bugs. Lets try Plan B. Was the family being plagued with spiders, carpet beetles, mites? I suggested he contact the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University.

Sean wrote Cornell, Marcia Anderson of EPA referred me to you. After describing our situation, Marcia doesnt think we have bed bugs. We know what they look like, where to find them, and how to get rid of them. The bites are so itchy, we scratch until we bleed! We have tried numerous anti-itch creams, but none take away the itch!

Cornell provided some excellent information and recommended a pest control company inspection. Later, a frustrated Sean called me again. Still no bugs but horrid itching. I suggested they visit a dermatologist to diagnose the bites.

Sean wrote back; Marcia, you were right. We thought we had bed bugs, but it turned out to be scabies! We were successfully treated by a dermatologist. My son got them at daycare.


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