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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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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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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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Please tell me how long it takes for to know if you have a bed bug problem?

Please tell me how long it takes for to know if you have a bed bug problem?

Variable.: It could take up to 14 days for bed bug bites to become apparent. Since a female can lay 400 eggs or more, by the time an infestation is apparent, you may already have hundreds of eggs or more waiting to hatch. ...Read more

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We had problems with bed bugs not to long ago, and I was wondering what can be use for bites and do they give infections where you have to take antibi?

We had problems with bed bugs not to long ago, and I was wondering what can be use for bites and do they give infections where you have to take antibi?

None: Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection. No specific treatment, just avoid scratching the area and apply antiseptic creams or lotions and take an antihistamine. ...Read more

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What steps should you take when you get bed bugs from the hotel you are staying in?

What steps should you take when you get bed bugs from the hotel you are staying in?

Bed bugs: Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ 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 bag. Seal bag & dispose of bag. You may need to get rid of luggage you used. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects to getting bit by bed bugs? What's the worst that could happen?

Are there any long term effects to getting bit by bed bugs? What's the worst that could happen?

Although the bed bug: Is primarily a nuisance - secondary infections can occur after scratching bites and significant blistering hypersensitivity reactions can occur in some. ...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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Are there any long term side effects of bed bug bites?

Are there any long term side effects of bed bug bites?

No: Except for potential to scar if you scratch yourself too aggressively. ...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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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