Bed Bug Bites – Easy Identification and Remedies

Bed bug bites can leave you with painful inflammation and since they love to hide in beds, you may be bitten a number of times before you wake up in the morning! If you have a severe allergic reaction, its recommended that you seek professional medical assistance. Besides medical creams and pills, things like tea tree oil, baking soda and even lemon juice can also give you relief at minimal cost.

Since bed bugs can be found throughout the world, many people have suffered from their bites. Their primary diet is blood, which makes humans their meal of choice, definitely not good news for us! Based on personal experience, they can leave a rather nasty, red mark which can itch like mad. No wonder people say “Goodnight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!” What do these bites look like (and what to do if you are bitten) and what are some ways that you can get rid of them?

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

In comparison to other insect bites, bed bug bite marks are usually in groups of three or more when they appear on the skin. This is sometimes called the “breakfast, lunch and supper bites”. As you can see in the picture below, the bites are rather close to each other. Their bites often look like little red bumps, pimples or even blisters and welts. Some people can also mistake them for flea bites. If one of these insects bite you, you usually won’t even feel it as it uses a form of anesthetic which dulls the pain. Bed bugs also are known to leave bite marks in a straight line, also in close proximity to each other. A single bed bug can bite you a number of times during the night. However, if you have a bed bug infestation, there are usually a large number of these little pests and this can result in a multitude of bite marks. Please also remember that some people may not have a negative reaction to these bites. In fact, sometimes they are mistaken for spider bites, even by medical professionals so make sure you let your doctor know if you feel it could be a bite from bedbugs. Lastly, you will be happy to learn that bed bugs do not fly so you won’t be attacked from the air. ;)

bed bug bites The biggest problem with these bites is that, depending on the persons skin and their tolerance to bacteria, their appearance is different on different types of people. I have noticed in the past that if I get bitten by a mosquito, I get a rather large red mark (even without scratching), whereas my husbands skin hardly shows any signs of the bite.

Likewise, if I get bitten by a bed bug, I usually get a rather bad rash which is extremely sensitive to touch while they are hardly visible on my husband. If your bites become very itchy, you need to resist the urge to scratch the affected area as this can make the problem worse and cause further inflammation, infection or even bleeding. According to the Center for Disease Control, bed bug bites can even cause insomnia due to the fear of being bitten. This can result in a lack of energy and dramatically increased anxiety levels.

Its important to note that bed bugs can easily be transferred from other locations (such as hotels, friends, etc.) into your bedroom, something your definitely want to avoid! Its important to always check your skin, clothing and bags for any signs of bed bugs (and their bites) before entering your bedroom after sleeping away from the home. If you have been bitten a couple times, there is usually no urgent need for medical care. In fact, there are a number of effective home remedies that you can use to treat these insect bites. However, sometimes medical assistance is required. When is this the case and how can you identify when professional help is needed?

Should I Visit a Doctor if I Have Been Bitten?

Firstly, its important to remember that, despite their daily diet of blood, bed bugs will not transfer blood based diseases (such as AIDS, etc.). However, in very rare cases, these bites have been known to cause Anaphylaxis, which is an adverse allergic reaction that covers the entire body in a rash. After being bitten by a bed bug, be alert for any of these potential complications:

  1. Sharp pains around your stomach region.
  2. Breathing or swallowing becomes more difficult.
  3. Skin starts becoming painful to touch (not just around the bite itself)
  4. Swollen tongue or an increasing temperature.
  5. Very light headed or nauseous.

While I understand that these reactions may have other causes, if you have just had a number of bed bug bites symptoms (listed above), I highly recommend contacting a doctor as you may be having an allergic reaction. However, the good news is that its rather rare so there is usually no need to worry yourself.

How To Get Rid of BedBug Bites Effectively

Lets have a look at few products you can use to alleviate the itchiness of these bites and ultimately get rid of them. However, before trying anything, something that you should do immediately is give the affected area a quick wash with water and a mild soap. This will ensure that any bacteria is killed and there wont be any potential infections.

  1. Antihistamine cream (Benadryl is a good one) can give you relief from itchiness. Usually you can get this over the counter (without a medical script).
  2. Cortisone cream is also great for accelerating the healing process and calming the skin down.
  3. Antibiotics can be prescribed by your medical practitioner for inflammation and allergic reactions.
  4. Calamine cream can protect dry skin while you body repairs itself.

There are also a number of natural bite treatments that have proven to be very effective. I personally love these! Here are a few that work well:

  1. Relief can be found by putting the affected skin under warm water (NB: Avoid hot water as this can make it worse!)Antihistamine Cream Lotion
  2. Apply tea tree oil to the bite marks. Peppermint oil is also a great option to stop the itching and accelerate healing.
  3. Baking soda paste (mix with water), applied to the bed bug bite marks and left for 30 minutes can also yield great results
  4. Lemon juice and Aloe Vera gel has calming and regenerative properties can can be used to treat the bites.

However, always remember that these simply treat the problem and do not get down to the root cause. You will still need to take steps to get rid of them! Here are a couple home remedies to get rid of bed bugs that have been extremely helpful to the community. I encourage you to take a look at that article if you are serious about removing them properly.

Where Do Bed Bugs Usually Bite and How Long Do the Red Marks Last For?

Bed bugs are not too picky when it comes to feeding. As long as skin is exposed, it’s a juicy target. However, it seems that bed bugs enjoy feeding on the neck region, making their feeding habits very close to those sparkly vampires you see on Twilight. Since most people wear pajamas when they go to sleep, other common areas for bites include the arms, hands, feet and face since they are also exposed. If you are sleeping in a hotel and are nervous about bed bugs, simply wear extra clothing to completely cover your skin. You can also purchase plastic covers to protect yourself against these pests while sleeping out.

The bites usually last about 7 days, even if they are treated correctly. However, if you have sensitive skin like myself, they can last a couple weeks or in my husbands case, they last only a few days. As mentioned, if you scratch the bites its going to make things worse and besides running the risk of a bacterial infection, they will also take longer to heal so keep your nails away from them!

Pictures of BedBug Bites For Easy Identification

Here are a few more picture of bed bug bites for your viewing pleasure. If you have any more and would like to contribute to this post, please feel free to contact me and I will put them up!

Bed Bug Bitten On Back Picture 2

Red Marks From Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Measured Bites Picture 3

Bite Marks Measured

Bed Bugs Hand Bites Marks Picture 4

Bed Bugs And Their Bites




Red Marks Bed Bug Bits Picture 5

Large number of localized bites

Small Bed Bug Bite Marks Close-Up Picture 6

Many Small Bite Marks

Bed Bug Bite On Arm

Inflammation from many bedbug bites


In conclusion, bed bug bites can be a pain to deal with (pun intended) but with a few natural or product based remedies, treatment is rather easy. Most of the time, these bites can be extremely itchy and may cause a slight swelling, depending on how sensitive the victims skin is. However, caution needs to be taken when more adverse symptoms develop and if this happens to you or a family member, it’s a good idea to contact your doctor immediately! I invite you to share this post with your friends and I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

Natasha Anderson

Natasha Anderson

Hi there! My name is Natasha and I would like to thank you for reading this guide. If you have any concerns or would like to ask a question about this article, I encourage you to leave a comment below and I will provide a reliable answer within about 24 hours. Remember, all this information is provided at absolutely no cost and if you have enjoyed what you have read, please show your appreciation by sharing this post on your favorite social network below. I look forward to helping you!
Natasha Anderson
Natasha Anderson
Please note that the contents of this guide is for informational purposes only. If you would like to receive professional advice to diagnose a pest control related problem, please contact your local exterminator immediately.


  1. David Etherington says:

    Another great article Natasha :)

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Thanks David! Based on your experience with pest control, that means a lot coming from you :)

  2. Moneecaaaa says:

    I woke up this morning trying to figure out what’s this pain on my back and sadly I found out it was munched by a bed bug! It’s so gross and I don’t want my girlfriend to see it!  Can an antibiotic cure me from these bites? I only have antibiotics here and the nearest mini convenience store is 5 kilometers away so yeah help me please! Thanks Natasha! :)

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Monee! Yes, an oral antihistamine will work (for insect bites) but be aware that it may cause drowsiness. You will be better off using some of the natural suggestions in this article. Good luck!

      • Jessy says:

        Help!! I have had a long and exhausting experience with these nasty bugs. My mother in law had stayed at my house for a few nights and a few weeks later after returning home she discovered she had a severe infestation of bed bugs.. so of course I took precautions at my home thinking she gave them to me. I threw my mattress away then taped off my entire bed with very sticky tape. No signs or bites at all . Then a few weeks later my son started to sleep in his bed again and sure enough he woke up with 3 bites in the shape of a triangle that were swollen and itchy. I searched his bed and found a casing shell and 3 blood stains under his box spring .I called a exterminator he came out and said we had a mild infestation and there was no signs in my bed but he found one live bug in my son’s bed. He treated the bedrooms and living room. Then my son and i were getting these little bumps on our body that looked nothing like the triangle bites and didn’t itch so the exterminator came again and treated but found no evidence of bed bugs and this cycle happened four times! So he has treated my apartment 4 times and found no signs of bed bugs and even had a dog come out to sniff around .. this was all over the course of about 5 months . The exterminator insists that we do not have bed bugs anymore but my son is still getting these bumps on him, some are reds dots and some are skin colored but no complaining of itching . I’m very overwhelmed and exhausted and havery no idea what to think. I think the tape on my bed prevented them from getting back into my bed after I threw my mattress out but again the exterminator said tape does not work. Are they hiding somewhere else like in the walls to where the exterminator think the problem is gone ?

        • Natasha Anderson says:

          Hi Jessy, if you are still getting bites, then they are not gone. I suggest that you get a different person in to review the situation, will send you some details now, sorry you have to deal with this nightmare :(

  3. TyLeR says:

    Hi! My name is Tyler and I live here in Toronto. What is the best way to fight off bed bugs? Sadly, my sister has bed bug bite marks all over her legs and i’m very worried of what her playmates will think of her socially. I don’t want to call an exterminator. Damn they bill too much! I like your articles btw. Informative :)

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Tyler! Besides calling an exterminator (since you cannot afford it), I would recommend washing all your bedding, clothes and other linen that may have come into contact with bed bugs and if you still have a problem, get your things steam cleaned. The heat will kill them and its great for treating the mattress, especially since you can do it yourself. Good luck!

  4. Walter Kervingston says:

    This morning, I stood in front of the mirror for my daily grooming routine when the most gruesome red bumps appeared before me and it’s at the side of my neck! Thankfully it’s Saturday coz I will not spend my time with my co-workers! I researched and stumble upon your website. I wish you could help me :( The bites are getting itchy and what would you recommend? Natural or modern medicine? Thanks i’ll be waiting for your answer…

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Walter! I always recommend natural treatments (a few are outlined in this article) but based on your description, I recommend seeking professional medical assistance. When it comes to bed bugs, if there are a few bites that are not swollen or inflamed, you can usually just treat them with a cream but if you are having an adverse allergic reaction, you may need something much stronger. Keep an eye on it and rather be safe then sorry ;)

  5. Randy says:

    For about 5 years now, I get bit during the night, but only around the end of June and only for a couple weeks, then the biting stops.
    The main area I am bit is along my waste line. I have a few stray bites other places, but my bites are only under clothing.
    My wife shows no signs of being bit.
    Does this sound like bedbugs?
    I get very swollen at the bite location and the itching is almost unbearable.
    We live in Minnesota.

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Randy! Based on your description of the situation, it does sound like bed bugs. Since you have had the similar experience for 5 years, I highly recommend getting someone to take a look at your bed for bed bugs. Something that you can try in the meantime is a close inspection of your linen. If you find any tiny blood marks on the sheets, that’s a tell tale sign of the presence of bed bugs. If you like you can send me a picture and I can take a closer look :)

  6. Kris says:

    For about 3 almost 4 weeks now something has been bitting me around my ankles and feet. My fiancé hasnt been bit by anything and if he has he can’t tell. I took all sheets off the bed, found nothing. i have no idea if its bed bugs or fleas. But the itching is driving me insane. My fianc roommate did bring a stray kitten into the house not to long ago, and I’m thinking its fleas. But I don’t know for a 100%. I have a couple bites on my arms but mainly on ankles and feet.there is no carpet in house, just hardwood and one rug in living rm. I saw 2 tiny tiny bugs last night, but I couldn’t grab them in time. Pplease help its driving me insane and grossing me out


    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Kris! Your best bet would be to dust your bed with DE (under the sheets) as this will kill fleas and bed bugs after only a couple applications. Check out my article on this subject under the “fleas” category at the top of the blog. If you have any questions after reading it, please feel free to message me and I will help you further :)

      • Jennifer says:

        Hi can you respond to me privately? I inspected my bed mattress and linens for any signs of bed beg fecal matter and any grown bed bugs or spots of feces. I have not found any traces blood-type residue or brownish type feces in the mattress. Is it normal to find an occasional bites from something other than bed bugs? Sometimes after shaving, I will have red pimples where I have shaved.

        • Natasha Anderson says:

          Hi Jen, your email address, etc doesn’t show so you don’t need to worry about people seeing your message. Yes, fleas can often leave marks that can be misinterpreted as bed bugs. I suggest just giving your bedding a hot wash and seeing if the problem disappears :)

  7. Jessica says:

    I am super freaked out. I’m covered in bites. They start out small but swell up red. Most are in a diagonal line with 5-6 bites and I have them everywhere. Is it spider bites or even worse bed bug bites because I’ve been staying in a hotel for work but also could have got them from home? Please help! What should I do?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Jessica! Sounds like bed bug bites to me but don’t stress, although bed bugs are known to travel with you from other locations its not a guarantee that they always do. I recommend giving all your clothing a hot wash when you get back home (and your travel bags) and to inspect your bed for signs of their presence. As a precautionary measure, you can put DE under your sheets for a day or two and that will kill any pests that are hiding there. Good luck :)

  8. Ruth says:

    Hello, i was worried that we had bed bugs in our room and i hired an exterminator to come in and have a look. He said there was no evidence of bedbugs. And also because the bites were really only on the torso. Regardless, a few months later we had the opportunity to change the entire bedroom set and cleaned all the sheets on sanitize cycle – the bites all went away. Now, however, about 6 months later they seem to be coming back. Does this sound like a bed bug issue to you? If so, now what should we do? I cant but another bedroom set.

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Ruth! If there are absolutely no signs of bed bugs (upon close inspection), its unlikely that they are the cause for the bite marks. I recommend taking another look for dark brown marks (dried blood) and other signs of their presence. Regardless, if you want to kill any bug on that mattress, just get a handheld steamer and blast it. The heat will kill everything and its completely natural. Hope that helps!

      • ruth says:

        Hi Natasha, I think I will treat the mattress and other areas in the room for bed bugs just in case. What kind of handheld steamer should I get and where can I find one?

        • Natasha Anderson says:

          Hey Ruth! I am not too sure where you live but you can usually grab them from Amazon (online) or a home improvement store. You don’t need anything too fancy, just something that will blow hot steam to fry those bed bugs ;)

  9. Lou Sorkin says:

    Don’t forget that in some cases a person does not react to bed bug bites at all. It’s really not that easy to easily identify bed bug bites. Often a diagnosis of spider bite is given when the person really doesn’t know what is causing the lesion(s). Spider bites are often an over diagnosed condition. Also, a hot or warm dryer is much more useful than washing clothes in hot water. Certain studies have shown that some bed bugs will withstand the wash, but not the dryer.

  10. trissa says:

    Hello there Trish from Reno we found bed bugs oh my gosh, I am am the only one who has been getting bit last yr on my feet this yr on my hands. My husband saturated our mattress with rubbing alcohol baseboards and I am washing everything tomorrow should we spray our entire you’re house too even our cloth furniture? What else should we do. Thanks you for this site. Sleepless in Reno…

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Trissa! I wouldn’t spray your house, just complete your rubbing alcohol treatments (please be careful as its extremely flammable) and then keep an eye out for them. From the sounds of it, you don’t have any sort of major infestation so you should be fine. Glad I could help, keep me updated :)

  11. Tonya says:

    I woke up with 2 red spots on my waist. 3 inch, one from each other. Can it be a bed bite?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Tonya! Its possible but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it being another insect. I recommend that you take some time to investigate and try and find the insect(s) that bit you before taking any steps.

  12. Joe says:

    Natasha, what is this DE you talk about,and will it kill other little pest besides BB and fleas?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Joe! It’s Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) and it’s a natural method to kill all sorts of bugs.

  13. Al says:

    High there I’ve been looking on the net for a while now about pictures on the marks I have now I know full well bed bug bites come on the arms, neck, face etc but I have marks on my chest, stomach, arms, legs, and a couple on my face but the thing is some of them look like zits but the others don’t and they keep coming I do in fact have sensitive skin too but people think I’m crazy because of my speculation to bed bugs I do feel pricks on my skin so its not just because I have sensitive skin there’s something else that’s making it go so much more crazy but I do know better some of the marks has an blood mark others with swelling others with swelling with the blood mark on the tip top as an example the marks many of them look like the (Many Small Bite Marks) picture but all over my body. please help I’m losing a lot of sleep because of this ordeal.

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Ai! If you are still having an issue, drop me a message with an image and I will help you further :)

  14. Amanda says:

    Hi Natasha, so I recently moved from my apartment into a house. The very first night we were here my husband and I both got bite and it’s been getting worse every night. Yesterday the landlord had pest control come out and spray the house but I’m pretty sure I still got bite last night. Is there anything else I can to get rid of these pests?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Amanda! Sorry you are still struggling with these pests. I recommend that you check out my article that outlines a couple easy steps to get rid of them, it pretty much has every possible way listed. You can find the article by clicking on the bed bugs category at the top of this site. Good luck!

  15. Charlotte says:

    I’m freaking out since I recently started noticing a few red bumps on both arms. They look a bit different than the bites last time, before they were more like welts…there was a center where I’m guessing the bug bit me, and the rest was a bit raised. Now it’s just small and flat then some get a bit bigger…I don’t know how to describe it properly!

    I had bed bugs last June (I live in Chicago and apparently bed bugs are a huge problem here). I’m dreading going through the whole process of exterminating them again. Do you know of any other kind of bugs that bite during the end of winter? Could these bed bugs be from last year? Maybe it’s a new infestation?? I’m going crazy over here! I don’t know what to do

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Its possible that they are the same bed bugs, its hard to tell unless I see them hehe. Have you checked for any flea infestations? They can often have a simular result, especially if your skin is sensitive.

  16. Kathleen Kirkendoll says:

    After being treated by a dermatologist for nearly 2 mos for red marks all over my body – he stated that I did not have bed bug bites (he even took a biopsy of my skin) and said I had leichen planus. I took pills for 2 weeks and then began ultra violent light treatments – nothing was helping them go away. Finally, I called an exterminator to inspect my home only to find out we have bed bugs and the marks on my body are bed bug bites. I stopped going to the dermatologist and wasted 2 months precious time in getting rid of the bugs. They are driving me crazy – had my first extermination done (2 more needed) and still seeing the bugs and getting bit – can’t sleep a wink – any suggestions to help with the anxiety I’m going through would be greatly appreciated.

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Kath! Sorry about your horrible experience, I hate misinformation so much! I recommend spending some time at a friend or families house, especially since you are battling to sleep. You can go home after the ordeal is over :)

      • Richard says:

        Be sure that what ever clothing you intend to use at your friend or families home to dry it on high heat to kill any bed bugs in/on the clothes. Even change into some of the dryed clothes on just prior to leaving so that you don’t transport any bed bugs to their homes with you..

        • Natasha Anderson says:

          Hi Richard. Thanks for helping Kathleen, I appreciate it.

  17. YOLANDA says:

    I have been getting bit maybe once a week but the bite marks disappear within a hr and no longer itch I have not found the culprit and I have bed bugs climb up interceptors under my bed for almost 4 months and still don’t see anything do you have an idea what could be biting me the marks appear in a row of three sometimes just one bite on my arms and in my face but no where else im clueless

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Yolanda! Please check for any signs of bed bugs (any marks on the mattress, etc) because it might just be fleas or something else. Additionally, give your linen a good hot wash, that would be a good start.

  18. yolanda says:

    Hi thanks for the response but I don’t have fleas I had that problem a few years ago and was able to get rid of them I have checked my sheets and the mattress for blood stains and bed bug poop I have also checked the baseboards nothing has shown the bites only last for a half hr and then completely disappear

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey! And they are definitely bites, not a skin allergy or something like that?

  19. yolanda says:

    Yes they are definitely bites similar to a mosquito bite

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey! That’s very strange, perhaps when you get some time you can send me a picture and I will have a look :)

  20. Jocelyn says:

    Hi Natasha, so I have these bumps on the back of my calf and upper thigh and a little bit on the my lower back area. I’m not sure if they are bed bugs, but they are really itchy. The bites are in groups with maybe 5-6 in each. I’m really worried. Does this sound like bed bugs to you?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Jocelyn! Yes it does but don’t stress. Just check for other signs of bed bugs on your mattress, etc. before jumping to conclusions.

      • Mary says:

        Hi, I’m quite worried I’m not sure if I have bed bug bites or not. I have little red itchy bites on my legs and around my knees some are spread and small but some are in a line of 4 .

        • Natasha Anderson says:

          Hi Mary, sounds like it could be bed bugs, are there any signs of them in your bed?

  21. Mike says:

    Hey Natasha,

    Your replies to these questions are great! I have a question for you. I’ve recently returned home after spending a week in a hotel and the day after I returned I noticed 4 red dots which could be bites on my waist line. They don’t itch or hurt but I’ve never had anything like this before. I can send you a picture if you tell me how. I’m worried that they may be bed bug bites.

    Thanks so much for your help!

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hey Mike! Sure thing, you can definitely do that :)

  22. Amanda says:

    I need help on desiding if I have bed bugs I have 6 lil bites in a straight line on my arm can that be a sign?

  23. Hashir says:

    Hey Natasha,
    The article was helpful. Let me try the remedy and see. Thanks

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Hashir! Pleasure!

  24. Michelle says:

    We’ve randomly gotten bites here and there but it’s summer so we were unsure. We had a cleaning lady come in recently and use her vaccuum so we suspect that could’ve brought in bed bugs! Last night was worst ever but I was outside yesterday but didn’t notice these bites til I just woke up. No signs of spots left behind on mattress, maybe one dot on bedding but could be anything. What do you think?? I have about 6-8 on my middle back and they are about an inch or so apart in one line across bra line area

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Michelle, I suggest using one of my DIY flea traps, just to make sure that you dont have a flea infestation. Usually there are signs of bed bugs so don’t presume that its them yet.

  25. Angela says:

    We have already replaced are furniture, threw out our bed that we still haven’t be able to afford to replace I have treated the house daily with sparaies and powders. We have torn up our carpet one three rooms of the house. Did all that before getting new furniture but yet we still can’t seem to rid of these bedbugs. The infestation doesn’t seem to be as bad, yet we are still getting bitten nightly by them we don’t have a lot of money we are struggling the way it…help what can I do

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Angela, will be cheaper to just get an exterminator to sort out the problem for you, you don’t need to repurchase new furniture, etc. Will email you..

  26. carol says:

    Hi! …I think i got bedbug bites out on my lanai! Can they live outside but not inside? What should I do to keep them out there? Thanks

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Carol, they will go wherever food can be found (hopefully that is not you hehe). I suggest you visit the bed bug category page, got a couple resources that you will find useful :)

  27. Valerie says:

    I am afraid I have brd bugs on my couch.I’m not really for sure or not.I have been sleeping on it and I have been itching lately in different spots of my body.This morning I have a small bump on my left arm that looks like a pimple but its itchy.I just want to really know how to detect bug bugs so I can see if my couch has brd bugs on it.I’m really worried!

  28. Mel says:

    Hi there. We’ve been exterminated twice , once right before we moved out and I have since put mattress covers on all the beds. The exterminator reassured us that our bed bug issue was small . Since we’ve moved I’ve gotten bites but never 3 or in a line. They are isolated and on the upper thigh and once on the back. What do you think?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Mel! It doesn’t have to be 3 in a line to be honest, its just a tell tale sign that’s all. Have you checked your bed for signs of them?

  29. Chevante says:

    Hey I went to visit friends this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday I slept fine Sunday I slept in a different location, I kept feeling bites but was unsure through the night. I woke up the next morning with red bumbs like two clusters of three and four on one arm, four on my other arm not far apart, four on my leg, three on my lower back. As they day went by they got bigger like lumps and really itchy, I had benedryl and creme I could not sleep last night at all. Some of them hurt a bit I try not to scratch them. Ooh and three on my face, my skin is very sensitive, my friends sat on the same chair I sleep on noone got bit. How long does the itching last, Iaautomatically knew it had to be bed bugs does it sound like them??

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Chevante, it does sound like it. Bites don’t last too long, does vary on a per person basis though. Makes sure that you don’t bring those bugs home!

  30. Jessica says:

    I have been getting a “bites” here and there the last couple weeks. Mostly on legs and a couple on my hip. They don’t itch and sort of look like pimples. I am stressed about bedbugs due to a scare a while back (turned out to be carpet beetles) and think it may be from stress. Anywho there is no evidence (cast,spots, ect) yet but could it be bedbugs if it is new infestation.

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Jessica, it could be but then again, it might be fleas or something like that. Maybe look for further evidence yourself or call an exterminator to help you :)

  31. Meg says:

    I was laying on the couch at my bf’s house wrapped ip in a blanket . I thought I saw something moving on the blanket so I jumped up and turned the light on and sure enough there was a bug ,so I grabbed it with a Kleenex and squeezed it and it popped and was bloody but the bug continued to crawl . Does this sound like a bed bug ?

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Meg, hard to say without seeing it hehe. Are there any other signs of bed bugs on your bed? Perhaps remove the sheet and investigate :)

  32. Amanda says:

    Hi my daughter has three bites on her forearm in a line but not super close. One under her arm and one on the top and palm of her hand could it be bed bugs or should there be more marks. They are hard in the middle but not dark almost like a pimple but not white either.

    • Natasha Anderson says:

      Hi Amanda, it could be, I suggest that you investigate the bed to find out.

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