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How do I know if I have bed bugs fleas or hives?

How do I know if I have bed bugs fleas or hives?

Well.. bedbug 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. Flea bites may be cluster. ...Read more

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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I need help! How do I know if I have bed bugs flea bites or hives symptoms?

I need help! How do I know if I have bed bugs flea bites or hives symptoms?

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. Flea bites may be clustered ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bed bugs. I have been getting red bumps on my arms. Very itchy?

How do I know if I have bed bugs. I have been getting red bumps on my arms. Very itchy?

Bed bugs: 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. *here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by >. ...Read more

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Safe to rip open a typical old mattress used by many people for years to find bed bugs? Has lots of people's dried sweat & who knows what else in it.

I wouldn't: Dust mite, bed bugs, dead tissue, etc.. Pretty disgusting. Bedbugs signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bed bugs in my house?

How to know if I have bed bugs in my house?

Bedbugs Signs:: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I know if I have bed bugs?

How long does it take before I know if I have bed bugs?

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

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Can you tell me how to know if I have bed bugs in my house?

Bed bug signs.: Bedbugs signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bed bugs fleas or hives?

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. Flea bites may be clustered. ...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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How to tell if I have bed bugs or just an allergic reaction?

How to tell if I have bed bugs or just an allergic reaction?

Check lesions.: Agree w earlier answers. Get these checked out. 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. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I know I have bed bugs in my hotel room?

How long does it take before I know I have bed bugs in my hotel room?

How to tell: First - before even making reservations, check on line to read ratings & read comments by recent residents at that hotel.That may key you in on hotels that should be avoided. Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bed bugs and have tried getting rid of them and can't! help?

What to do if I have bed bugs and have tried getting rid of them and can't! help?

A lot of work !: Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ 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 a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable. ...Read more

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Just found out I have bed bugs what do I do if I am sleeping out this weekend and don't want to spread it?

Bed bugs: Spread of bedbugs depends on their human hosts for movement from one location to another. Bedbugs move by way of furniture, clothing, suitcases, used mattresses, etc. Here is a link to sc dept of health webpage on bedbugs. Has good advice. http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/envhealth/pests/bed-bugs-get-rid.htm also good housekeeping video on travel & bed bugs http://youtu.Be/dveyliwbduq. ...Read more

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I have bed bugs in my room. earlier in the morning i hear wings flapping in my ear.

Bed Bugs: The two species Cimex Cimicidae and Cimex Hemiptera just have what are called hemelytra. These are just very short fore wings and they do not give the bedbug any capability of flying. Maybe you have Mosquitos? ...Read more

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I found out I have bed bugs because they bit me between my finger and now my hand is swallow what should I do?

I found out I have bed bugs because they bit me between my finger and now my hand is swallow what should I do?

Probably not bedbugs: which typically bite the feet/ankles/leg and cause intense ITCHING, not so much swelling. Something else has bitten you. If not allergic to insect stings, it will pass. Take off any rings and keep the hand above your heart if possible (prop it up) and apply ice if the bite is recent or heat if more than 1 day old. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you get very severe swelling or pain in the hand, get seen. ...Read more

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What repels bed bugs?

Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed at 122 f (50 c). In some cases, you may have to throw out heavily infested items such as mattresses or couches. ...Read more

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How do bed bugs travel?

How do bed bugs travel?

In your luggage: Bed bugs live in the creases and folds of bedding, furniture, and baseboards. They feed at night while you sleep. Look for rust-colored spots on bedding or furniture. The bugs look like apple seeds. Keep your luggage on racks or in the bathtub away from their hiding spaces. When you get home keep your luggage outside and put all your clothing into the dryer (120 f) for 15+ min to kill bugs & eggs. ...Read more

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How to remove bed bugs?

How to remove bed bugs?

Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed at 122 f (50 c). In some cases, you may have to throw out heavily infested items such as mattresses or couches. ...Read more

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