Are you waking up with random bites each morning and wondering, “Do I have bed bug bites?” We found this great article with pictures showing the difference between bed bug bites and flea bites. The quick summary is that bed bugs tend to bite in a linear fashion while flea bites tend to be in the creases of your skin. Read the Article Here
Can You Tell the Difference?
We often get asked what bed bug bites look like and “Do I have bed bug bites?” The short answer is that they look very different for different people. Some people don’t even react to the bed bug bites. When we had bed bugs, our daughter complained that she was getting bit at night. For a month we told her that she probably had mosquitos in her room because there was nothing distinctive about the bites that made us think otherwise.
When we found out we had bed bugs, we thought maybe they were only in her room. However, months later, our son found a couple of bloodstains on his bed and then found a couple of bugs. When we finally eradicated the bed bugs in our house using a heat treatment, we realized that he had had bed bugs in his room for a LONG time based on the number of dead bugs in his room. Read Our Story
Because we are not health professionals, we always recommend that people consult with a doctor if they are wondering what type of bite they have. Or, they need to see a doctor to ask, “Do I have bed bug bites?” It can even be a challenge for medical professionals to determine the cause of random bites.
What Else Could It Be?
Do I have bed bug bites? We received a call from a woman, Joyce, who woke up with dozens of bites one morning. She had not seen any bed bugs but was certain that was what it must be because they appeared overnight. We even lined up a K9 inspection for Joyce as dogs can even smell bed bug eggs. Because she had so many spots, Joyce made an appointment with her physician. It was then that she was diagnosed with shingles!! We wished her well and told her we hoped she never gets bed bugs!
Heat Treatments for Fleas?
Do I have bed bugs bites? We have been asked if we will perform a heat treatment for fleas. Our answer is no. The habits and movements of fleas are much different than that of a bed bug, so we are not convinced that a heat treatment would eradicate fleas. They move quickly whereas bed bugs are much more sedentary and do not move around much when not feeding.
Heat Treatments for Bed Bugs
But, if the answer to your question, “Do I have bed bug bites?” is yes, then we are the best solution for you! Heat treatments kill bed bugs in every stage of their life cycle, even the eggs. We offer heater rentals so you can affordably treat your own home. Or in Indiana and New England, we offer full-service treatments where we do all the work!
Just give us a call. We offer a free phone consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you. While we can’t answer the question, “Do I have bed bug bites?” with absolute certainty, we can help you determine if there are other signs of bed bugs in your home. And we want to help you get rid of them, if you do! We are here to help you get rid of bed bugs for good.