What a bed bug can do to you

While all of this is great, what you want to know is what the bed bug will end up doing to you.

The good news is that bed bugs are not that dangerous to most people. While no one wants to have them around, they are not likely to provide you with any real problems, although in some people they can cause a higher level of reaction than others will have.

Bed bugs are often thought of in the minds of children as biting. In the sing song, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” they may have described just what the human can expect from the little bed bug.

The good news is that it is painless to the human. The bed bugs will likely feed from their host at night, while the host is sleeping and still.

Therefore, it is likely that the host, or human, will never feel it or will they see the bed bug actually bite them.

The bed bug will inject a liquid into the bite that it creates. This fluid is used to keep the blood from clotting and sealing up the wound. In most cases, the only way that you will know that you have been bit is by the reaction that some people have to this fluid.

If you do have a reaction to the fluid, it is likely to be something that is bothersome but not overly problematic. It will be an itchy, irritated and inflamed area of the skin.

But, each person is different here. Many people will not have any reaction to the bug bite at all, which makes it harder to know they are even there.

Harsher Reactions

Some people will react in a much more severe way. There is no way to tell which way you will react, until you do. If they react severely, it is likely that they will have a swollen and hard area on their area of their skin at the bite mark. It will be small and usually looks like a white welt on the skin.

If you have this serious of a reaction to the bug bite, you will likely have a great deal of itching to go along with it.

If you have serious reactions to the bed bug bite they can last from just a few hours to days. It is wise to seek out the help of a professional when you have these serious reactions to any type of bug bite.

One of the most common signs of bed bug bites is having three or more bite marks or welts in a row. This is thought to happen because the bed bug will become detached to the area, possibly by the host moving, and will then need to open a new piercing to draw blood from.

One thing to note about the bed bug is that they are different from flea bites. They will not have a red dot in the middle of the bite mark, but will be a solid color throughout the mark.

It is important to notice any marks that you may have that are small, bite like marks that you really can not explain.

This can be a sign that there are bed bugs lurking in your bed at night.

Travis Armatige

http://www.imafts.com/winning_against_bedbugs.html

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