How Do You Know If You Have Bed Bug Symptoms
Bed bugs are a common pest that can be found around the world and don’t pose much threat to humans (besides general irritation and frustration). Like mosquitoes or spiders, they leave welt-like bite marks on the skin that are usually found on exposed areas of the body, such as shoulders, arms, or legs.
If you have bed bug symptoms they usually can be self-diagnosed and like many other bites, may cause:
- General discomfort
Not All Individuals React to Bed Bug Bites
Some may have no symptoms at all and others may take hours or days to react to a bite. If you’ve identified bed bug bites and experience uncommon symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, a fever, or a rash, consult with a medical professional as soon as possible.
Do not scratch bed bug bites. It is advised to keep the area bitten clean. You don’t want to scratch the bites in which they could become infected. Anyone with a weak immune systems should be extra cautious to not irritate the bite as they may develop additional infections.
How Do You Know If Your Pet Has Bed Bug Symptoms
Bites on animals will look much like bites on people. You can comb through your animals fur to find any signs of a bed bug presence. It’s a good idea to look on their skin and determine if there are any clusters of bites, much like a humans. These creatures won’t stay on your pet long, they will return to their breeding place and will need to be exterminated as soon as possible.