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Below youll find comments from visitors around the world that include pictures of themselves covered with bed bug bites; many share their experiences in hopes that youll be able to avoid the pain they suffered along with tips on treating the bites and more. Great information here!

Besides the pictures in the comments below, Ive also included 5 images (click on each to see larger version) of a bedbug infested mattress.

Here is a picture of Vanessas young son who after going to to doctor was told the bites were from bed bugs. As you can see from the picture to your right, they can be damaging! Its important not to scratch these bites as doing so will cause scabbing and could leave a scar! Click on the image to enlarge. The full story about their family vacation gone wrong is found below.

This image, is from Ava, is of her neck after being bitten up by bed bugs. Her son had being bitten up for many months, the doctors suggested scabies or fleas but couldnt tell for sure and a search of the house didnt turn up anything. A few months later when her son complained of his skin crawling in the middle of the night, Ava found discovered his bedframe and mattress were completely covered in them they were in the middle of the attack! She also covers what she used to repel the bugs in her comment.

Below is a story by Rob who had a number of bites and after a lot of research found out that indeed he had bed bugs thanks for sharing Rob!

I just discovered the cause of my skin reaction this morning. Been spending a lot of time at a friends place and the week of Halloween started to get red spots that were intense in the itch. It just got worse and worse. Dermatologist did a biopsy and found no bacteria or virus. Skin scrapping found no fungus. It was a matter of finding out what was causing it as the my skin was swollen to the point of hiding any bite markings. It only affected my legs, feet, arms, upper back, chest, neck, and shoulders. No midsection bites.

On Tuesday my arm was getting really bad after spending the night at my friends place. At home I got out of the shower and by my jeans I found what I thought was a tick. I killed it and tossed it. Called the doctor and said my arm was very bad and mentioned the bug. He saw me that day and put me on predisone. Last night I took the antihistamine rx he gave me and it knocked me out as its stronger than benedryl. I feel asleep on my friends shaggy carpet for about an hour and half. Woke up and was sitting on the sofa when I saw what I thought to be a tick run across my shorts.

Im a huge bug scardy pants and called my friend to remove the bug but not kill it as the doctor wanted me to try and capture any bug I found. Brought it in this morning as he was removing the stitches from the biopsy and he looked it up. Showed me the stripes on the body under a magnifying glass matching the images from his book. Read to me how some people experience intense reactions like I was showing while my friend only has bite marks.


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12 Pictures of Bed Bug Bites – HubPages

Post date: November 2nd, 2013

It is difficult to identify bed bug rashes because every person can have a different reaction to bed bug bites.

Plus, there are thousands of rashes in the world, making it difficult to distinguish them.

Not to mention that there are some people who d not get bed bug rashes, no matter how many times they are bitten.

Without actually finding bed bugs, it is almost impossible to know if bed bugs caused your rash.

If you only have a rash, but no signs of bed bugs, then you CAN NOT assume you have them. The rash could be caused by any number of triggers.

If you are stumped about whether or not you have these bloodsuckers, you can always call a professional for a consultation.

I have a lot of requests for pictures of bed bites on kids.

More bed bite pictures can be found at Pictures of Bed Bug Bites on Kids and Mosquito Bite Pictures Versus Bed Bug Bites.

It is essential to look at as many pictures as possible because not all bed bug rashes look the same.

There are many different types of rashes a person can get from these crafty critters.


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Bed bug bites: pictures Last updated 23 July 2013

Please read: These are bed bug bite pictures submitted by Bedbugger readers or found on the bed bugs pool on flickr. Click photo to get to flickr, and choose all sizes to see larger photos.

Bed bug bites look very different from one person to another. Some bedbug bites are larger, some smaller, some have a red dot in the center, or a scab, others dont, some look like mosquito bites or pimples. Some bed bug bites are in groups of 2 or three (a pattern known as breakfast, lunch, and dinner), or in a line, or in a circle. Others are always single bites.

Ive heard from experts that whether you get multiple bites in a pattern may have to do with whether the bed bug is disturbed while feeding (if you move, they may move and start over) and also whether your veins are easily accessed by the bed bugs (if they are, they need pierce only once).

Dermatologists and PCOs cannot identify a bed bug bite or distinguish it from something with another cause.

A dermatologist can test a skin reaction and determine its an insect bite, but cannot be certain its from bed bugs.

Many people dont even react to bed bug bites.

For this reason, you cant be sure you have bed bugs unless you find visual evidence (bed bugs, a cast skin, bed bug eggs, or fecal stains). See this gallery for pictures of bed bugs and signs of bed bugs.

However, people still do ask what bed bug bites look like, so below are some examples.

Note that we have a FAQ on remedies for itching caused by bed bug bites, and additional posts about bed bug bites, photos of bed bugs bites and bed bugs biting, and other related topics.


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It seems that that bed bug bites have become even more common in recent months than news reports last year predicted. Theres no doubt that these little menaces are taking over entire regions, especially in large cities but the question is why. Bed bug bites have been unheard of at most doctors offices and clinics since the 1950s for the most part unless you live in a developing country. Why the sudden boom?

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The basic reason is simply the fact that weve overlooked them and they became a cute little thing we said to our children at night. Dont let the bed bugs bite. Weve all heard this and for the most part it was harmless. Today, its actually something to worry about andits time to startgetting rid of bed bugseverywhere.

A large factor in their return is actually a combination between overlooking them for years, a decline in the economy and booming tourism in many cities. People may come visit from places that do have bedbugs and all it takes is a couple stowaways in a piece of luggage and one room in a hotel becomes infested. From there, they creep around the whole building, and then new visitors take them to other areas and so on.

Identifying Bed Bugs

Whats that little bite on your arm? Flea? Mosquito? It could very well be a bed bug bite and you might not even know it, especially if youve done a bit of traveling lately. Unless you specifically look for signs of these little creatures, youll probably just write that bump off. Bed bugs are basically oval shaped and can be a shade of yellow, red, brown or a mix of them. They almost look like baby cockroaches. They are mostly active at night so its easy to miss them.

A good way to find out whether or not you have them isnt to look for live ones but instead focus CSI style on evidence. Run a flashlight over your sheet when your ready to change your bedding and look for tiny brown specks (feces), translucent exoskeletons from growing, tiny blood spots, and maybe youll see a little critter or two tucked in a fold. Getting down to eye level with your bed can help spot anything uneven as well. Once you know you have them, you can start to take action.

Identifying Bed Bug Bites

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This is actually extremely hard to do so using the technique above to search your bed (or couch, futon, etc..) is the best way to confirm its bed bugs. The bites will look very similar to a random spider or mosquito bite. It will be a small raised red bump, a red blotchy area or small rash in most cases. This is why its often overlooked. Many of us wake up with a tiny unknown bug bite here and there and think nothing of it. Bed bugs often bite in a line pattern. Here are some pictures of various bites to help you out.


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What do bed bug bites look like? When you're trying to determine if red itchy bumps on your skin are bed bug bites, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. These pictures were sent in from victims of bed bug who shared the photos (and their stories) to help others identify the bites.

Bed bug bites typically appear in groups of three, called the "breakfast, lunch and dinner" pattern. Depending on your body's individual reaction to the bites, they may blend together in a rash, making it difficult to identify individual bites. You can read more about what bed bug bites look like on Is This a Bed Bug Bite?

You can also learn what bed bugs are and how to avoid them when traveling.)

Have you been attacked by bed bugs? Share your bed bug pictures and stories to help others identify the troublesome pests, or read more stories and see pictures of bed bug bites sent in by readers.


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Good night, sleep tight, dont let the bed bugs bite. This horrific nighttime creature is a member of the Hemiptera order of insects that feast solely on blood. Because of the way they mate, they multiply in size while breeding. A Department of Health report claimed that if forty are placed in a room with a mild temperature, within six months their population would exceed 5,900.

They are oval-shaped insects, flat in appearance, and have a mahogany color which varies from a straw-like tint to a deep reddish mahogany. They are often nicknamed Mahogany Flats Red Coats and Crimson Ramblers for this reason. They have well developed legs and they are apt to crawl up vertical surfaces quite easily. They do not fly; both their forewings and hind wings are functionally nonexistent. They have very visible antennae and regularly emit a foul odor.

They are extremely shy insects, drawn to the warmth of the human body at night, not only because it is averse to cold temperature, but for feeding. They have a beak with mouthparts that are dissected into two: one mouth part secretes the bugs saliva into the human, and the other mouth part feeds off of blood.

Some individuals report severe adverse reactions to bites, others have no reaction at all, and some have a mild reaction. For some reason unknown to scientists, the majority of people over 65 do not have a reaction to bites whatsoever.

They do not have the capabilities of host detection when the host (human) is over five feet away.

They can suck up to six times its weight in blood. Often, their red color increases after a feeding, as they are engorged with the hosts blood. They can feed for up to ten minutes. In most cases, the host is unaware that they are being bitten.

It is impossible to starve them out, as they are able to survive without sustenance anywhere from six months to over a year. They are sensitive to heat and extreme cold, but are able to survive without the benefits of oxygen as well.

They are not known to cause any diseases directly; however, they can be carriers of disease. They chiefly feed on human blood, but if not available, they will seek out other sources of food, including rodents, guinea pigs, dogs, cats and even bats.


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Bed Bug Bites Pictures, Symptoms and Treatment

Post date: November 1st, 2013

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 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.

Pictures Of What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like On Humans

A young woman with numerous bed bug bites on her back and buttocks.

Bed bugs bites that are swollen on forearm.

A picture of a cluster 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.


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Story by Peter Schaller / CBS12 News Posted by Scott T. Smith / CBS12 NewsWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- CBS 12 News confronts a local apartment property manager accused of ignoring what his tenants call an exploding bed bug problem. Renters say the bed begs are coming through the vents and affecting more than one family.

"They were sucking in one spot," said Demelia Gates.

Gates says bites on her skin and pictures from inside her two bedroom apartment tell the story. She says all of the families in her apartment building off Stacy Street in West Palm Beach are battling the bed bugs.

"They were coming from up out of the cracks of the tile," said Gates.

Making matters worse, Demelia just had a baby last week. She says even the baby is turning into bed bug food.

"It is crazy, it freaks me out because I've never had a bug problem," said Gates.

Demelia moved here back in February and says the bed bugs came a few months later. She turned to CBS 12 News for help after she says her property manger ignored the complaints.

"Pest control never came, the situation started to get worse where I had to get rid of everything," said Gates.

When asked what was being done about the problem, the property manager didn't respond. Then he hustled around the back of the building, and got into a purple hatchback vehicle and took off.

Demelia says she just wants a break from it all.


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Stockton, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Nowadays, there are so many people suffering from bed bugs. And based on a report from cbslocal.com, the residents of one Stockton low-income housing complex are among of them. Reaching out to help, My Cleaning Products offered them and the rest of bed bug victims a complimentary bed bug spray.

According to the report, the Franco Apartments at El Dorado Street was the specific complex infested by the vampire-like pests, My Cleaning Products shared. It added that it basically provides housing to low-income families and senior citizens and is currently managed by the San Joaquin County Housing Authority.

As stated in the report, the company related that residents of the complex have been complaining about the bed bugs to the housing authority for months already. But officials maintained that they already sprayed on the building several times, it added.

The report said that the authorities believed the fault for the persistent bed bug problem was on the tenants who brought in prostitutes and homeless people with bed bugs in their units, MCP relayed. Nevertheless, they assured that they would continue to investigate the problem and spray the complex, it additionally recounted.

Here is an excerpt from the post Bed Bugs in Stockton Low-Income Housing by My Cleaning Products.

Bed bugs are some of the worst pests that could ever come to your place. Mainly, that's because they're very difficult to rid. A short time just after a successful bed bug treatment, they could already be infesting your home again. And worse, you may not even know about their return.

The residents of one low-income housing in Stockton are among those people who know how annoying bed bugs could be. That's because according to a report, they were plagued by those vampire-like insects again.

My Cleaning Products said that anyone must not let bed bugs infest a place. Their presence, it stated could bring in bed bug bites, mental instability and financial woes. But those pests are sneaky, it added, so it's possible for their re-infestation to take place.

Because of that, the company asserted that everyone must know how to detect bed bugs early. To do that, it specified that the people must see bed bug pictures for identification, conduct a regular inspection and be cautious of the bed bug symptoms.


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