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How dangerous are bed bugs?

How dangerous are bed bugs?

Not: They are annoying and all bites can potentially become infected if one scratches the area and gets a secondary skin infection from the bacteria already on one's skin. But they are not dangerous (venomous). ...Read more

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Bed Bugs (Definition)

Bed bugs are wingless blood-sucking insects that can be transported on clothing, luggage, second-hand furniture, and public transportation. Getting bit by a bed bug can result in skin rashes, psychological ...Read more


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What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

What bed bug bites look like and how are they different from spider bites?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more

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How to get rid from bed bugs & what are medical consequences if they bite?

How to get rid from bed bugs & what are medical consequences if they bite?

Bid Bed bugs Goodbye: Agree w dr. Altman. Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: <a href="http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/</a> place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in sealed bag to prevent. ...Read more

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What do bed bugs bites look like compared to lice ones?

What do bed bugs bites look like compared to lice ones?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >. ...Read more

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How do I know that bed bug bites?Does bed bugs lay egg on your skin?How to get rid of them?

How do I know that bed bug bites?Does bed bugs lay egg on your skin?How to get rid of them?

Difficult.: Bed bug bites occur on the face, neck, hands, and arms, and are often lined up in rows. They do not lay eggs on skin. If you have them, you will find little blood spots on the seams of your mattress. Getting rid of bedbugs is not an easy process, and most cases require treatment by a pest-control expert. You may have to replace the mattress. But first make sure that it really is bed bugs. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bug bites when they refuse to go away? some have healed but not all of them.

How to get rid of bed bug bites when they refuse to go away? some have healed but not all of them.

Your bed is : infested. Call a professional exterminator. You may want to confirm theses are "Bed Bug" bites with your doc or a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does bed bug bites look like? Are they suppose to itch?

What does bed bug bites look like? Are they suppose to itch?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually>. ...Read more

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Are these bed bug bites? We do have many mosquitos for some reason in our home but just making sure.

Are these bed bug bites? 
We do have many mosquitos for some reason in our home but just making sure.

Cannot say: Bed bugs are nocturnal feeders and tend to show clusters of bites in those affected. They occur within the covered areas of skin, in deference to mosquito bites that usually involve exposed extremities. The only way I would know is if you brought in a bug, which has happened. (it fell of the kid during an exam). ...Read more

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Germs are found all around us. How long do they live without a host and do they really make us sick?

Germs are found all around us. How long do they live without a host and do they really make us sick?

Depends on germ: It depends on the germ. Some germs are very resistant to the environmental conditions they abide in (such as anxtrax germs or tetanus spores), whereas others are very fragile, such as HIV virus or syphilis bug and can only live in a live host. ...Read more

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How do bed bug bites look in shower?

How do bed bug bites look in shower?

See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. Spiders often leave a pair of small puncture wound in the center of the area of the bite-this is a diff. ...Read more

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How easily spread are fleas? Do they jump on people and get carried into cars and houses?

How easily spread are fleas?  Do they jump on people and get carried into cars and houses?

They spread easily.: Fleas have 3 pairs of legs & a powerful & rapid jump. They can be easily be carried on your person or on your clothing from one area to another. ...Read more

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How do bed bugs bites look first?

How do bed bugs bites look first?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually. ...Read more

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What do bites from bed bugs look like on your child?

What do bites from bed bugs look like on your child?

Bed bug bites may: Cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >. ...Read more

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How many people get bedbug bites in hotels?

I don't know the #.: Bed bugs were a problem years ago when i lived in europe but i never thought it would become a significant problem in the us. Try this site before making hotel reservations: http://bedbugregistry.Com/. It is a " public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20, 000 reports covering 12, 000 locations. ...Read more

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Pictures of flea bites on people make me wonder how they got them?

Pictures of flea bites on people make me wonder how they got them?

See blelow: People get flea bites usually from infected animals like pets who acquire them from outdoors. And the fleas can colonize a apparently clean home. For flea bites, use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone cream, clean wound thoroughly and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Do bed bugs bite palms of hands and feet and what do they look like?

Do bed bugs bite palms of hands and feet and what do they look like?

Bug bites?: I agree w dr. Altman. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. They would not occur just on hands & feet. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bug bites and the scars they leave behind?

How can I  get rid of bug bites and the scars they leave behind?

Dermatologist: Response to bug bites is genetic. Some people heal without a mark. Others form keloids or pigmented hard bumps. A dermatologist can help minimize these. Complete elimination is tough to do. ...Read more

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Are there ways to make my self sleep knowing I have bed bugs ?

Are there ways to make my self sleep knowing I have bed bugs ?

You aggressively : Take care of the bedbug problem. It is hard to fall asleep with the anticipation that you will wake up to many new bed bug mites in the morning. Melatonin can help with sleep but it won't cure the problem. Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot. ...Read more

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What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

Steroid creams: Steroid creams help reduce the itch and swelling of bed bug bites. Do not apply it near his eyes and go very lightly on his face if you must use it there. Treat the underlying cause - get an exterminator, new bed, etc. ...Read more

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