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Bed Bug Bites

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You’ve heard about them in the news, and they even have a special place in your nighttime routine as you tuck in your kids. “Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” This is a good reminder to help you keep the bugs out of your home. It doesn’t matter if your home is clean or dirty, if you are organized or messy, or if you have pets or not. Bed bugs should not be a source of embarrassment. When the bed bugs do bite, everyone is a target. Big Blue Bug Solutions can help you identify the first sign of bed bugs so you can sleep soundly once again.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

One of the biggest signs of a bed bug infestation is bites on your body when you wake up in the morning. Bed bug bites are red, itchy bumps that resemble mosquito bites that can be found on your back, your shoulders, your ankles, your legs, and your arms. A telltale sign of bed bugs is the straight row of bites on your skin.

Some people miss these bites or blame them on other bugs such as mosquitoes and fleas. There are other signs of bed bugs, of which you should be aware.

  • Bug shells on your bed – usually crushed
  • Small feces spots on your bedding, furniture, and pajamas
  • Blood stains on your bed

Bed bug bites don’t leave large welts like many other bug bites, and they don’t leave a bulls-eye around the area like ticks do. Remember to look for a line or grouping of bites.

What if I Have Bed Bug Bites

If you have bed bug bites, you don’t have to rush out to the ER. Bed bugs don’t appear to transmit diseases to humans. You will need to make a trip to your medicine cabinet for cortisone cream or other anti-itch remedy. If you have bed bug bites, an anti-itch cream or oatmeal bath is the best way to soothe the intense itch. It is important to stop the scratching because breaking the head of the bites can cause a secondary skin infection, especially in the elderly and in children.

What if I Have Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs can happen to anyone, so do not be embarrassed by the new critters in your home, but don’t get comfortable with them either. Give the professionals a call. Treating bed bugs is not done with easy DIY solutions. Complete eradication requires professional attention and services. When you call Big Blue Bug Solutions to treat bed bugs in your home, we inspect, identify the source, and get rid of bed bugs so you can sleep again. Contact our bed bug specialists today to learn more about our industry leading, effective bed bug solutions.