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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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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 do bed bug bites on the eye lids look like?

What do bed bug bites on the eye lids look like?

If the lesions are: Only on the eye lids - I would be doubtful that they were bedbugs. Bites are usually in areas that are exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. I can only describe bed bug bites in general (not specific to eye area). 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 >. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bite your head?

Can bed bugs bite your head?

Yes: 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. >. ...Read more

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Are bedbugs visible to the naked eye?

Are bedbugs visible to the naked eye?

Yes: Adult bedbugs are about 4–5 mm (1/6 of an inch) and 1.5–3 mm (1/16 to 1/8 of an inch) wide. Newly hatched bugs (nymphs) are translucent, lighter in color and become browner with age. They hide in crevices, along fabric seams, so can be hard to find. ...Read more

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Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?

Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?

Plausible not likely: No recorded cases that I know of. Not for bed bugs or kissing bugs. Mosquitoes can transfer malaria from one human to another but I know of no cases of hiv/aids transmitted by this vector. That should be reassuring because both malaria & HIV are endemic to the same areas of tropical africa. Anyone else have information on this terrorfying scenario? ...Read more

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What effect does bed bugs have on humans?

What effect does bed bugs have on humans?

Variable: Some people don't feel the bites. Others develop redness, swelling and intense itching. The bed bug does not tend to carry other pathogens. Some people can develop significant allergic reactions. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday morning with little red dots/welts on my thighs. They do not itch and I checked for bed bugs and didn't see any bugs. What is it?

I woke up yesterday morning with little red dots/welts on my thighs. They do not itch and I checked for bed bugs and didn't see any bugs. What is it?

Many possibilities: Bed bug bites are very itchy so this is unlikely. Red bumps can occur wih insect bite such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, spiders etc. Bug bites usually bother people. Red bumps without itch or pain can be from viruses, irritants on the skin, reactions to fodd/medicine ingested or common diseases. In many cases the cause is never found and they just go away. See your doctor if they persist. ...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?

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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So bed bugs and several other bugs live off of human blood right?

So bed bugs and several other bugs live off of human blood right?

Bed bugs: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. 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. 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. ...Read more

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Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?

Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?

It would likely take: More than medication to rid your home of scabies or bed bugs. If not eradicated in the home- the bugs will keep coming back. T requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having a spreading swollen reaction to what is probably a bed bug bite (s). Cannot get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) will phenylephrine work to help control it?

Hi, I'm having a spreading swollen reaction to what is probably a bed bug bite (s). Cannot get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) will phenylephrine work to help control it?

No: Phenylepherine is a decongestant not an antihistaminic, so it won't control itching or 'allergic reaction'. If you can't get benadryl (diphenhydramine) for whatever reason right now, try having a shower and apply cold compresses till you see a doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Do bed bugs always make you itch?

Do bed bugs always make you itch?

No -Bed bug bites: May have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. ...Read more

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What does bed bugs bites look like?

What does bed bugs bites look like?

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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What do bites from bed bugs look like?

What do bites from bed bugs look like?

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

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How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

Almost impossible: If you have bed bugs in your matress you should get rid of it. The bugs are so small and so resistant to pesitcides you are unlikley to be able to get them out of your matress. ...Read more

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