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Bed Bugs (Definition)

The bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to another. It ...Read more


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Can you see bed bugs with the naked eye?

Can you see bed bugs with the naked eye?

Yes: They are small brown insects. You can google and look at them online. ...Read more

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Do bed bugs leave skin or shells behind?

Do bed bugs leave skin or shells behind?

Yes - exoskeleton: Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your blood). Remember that the blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on your sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth >. ...Read more

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I've noticed weird bites on my skin but don't know what they are. I don't have bed bugs so what is this?

Can't determine: What the lesion is without evaluation and visualization (and even with this might not be able to ). If this is an on-going issue recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are bed bugs and what do they look like? Do they make you itch can you see them?

What are bed bugs and what do they look like? Do they make you itch can you see them?

Cimex lectularius : Or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It hides in crevaces during the day. At night it is attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. You normally don't see a bed bug (they are nocturnal). The adult is 1/4th inch long & flat. Don't expect to “see” the eggs either. They are is small crevices, translucent. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Bed bugs: Bedbugs can cause itching which leads to scratching which leads to macerated skin and impetigo infections. ...Read more

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Help please! is bed bug's bite flat in skin or like a mountain in skin?

Often raised: 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 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. Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake up, my skin gets itchy and I develope bumps everywhere I scratch. Could this be bed bugs ?

Possibly: But the bites would stay and not go away. There are some hive like reactions that occur with heat (being under the covers), but if you do not notice it in the hot shower or with exercise you probably do not have the things that can cause that. A dermatologist would be the specialist to gather information from. ...Read more