Bed bug bites are usually one of the first signs of bed bugs. Since bed bugs keep hidden during the day, often these signs are pointing to a full-blown bed bug infestation that you didn’t even know about!
When do bed bug bites appear and what do they look like?
Typically, bed bug bites appear overnight, causing itchy, red bumps, although it could take up to 14 days for bed bug bite symptoms to be apparent. Reaction to a bite can differ from person to person, and some may not even experience any symptoms at all. Bed bugs make it almost impossible to know when you’re being bitten. They attack when you’re sleeping, but they also inject an anesthetic when they bite so you won’t feel it.
What to do when you spot bed bug bites
It’s important to look for other signs of bed bugs to see if you have a bed bug infestation in your home. If you’re waiting for bed bug bites to appear for definitive proof, it’s most likely already too late to stop the invasion.
In some cases, bed bug bite symptoms can worsen depending on how allergic you are to them and how often you get bitten over long periods of time. If spreading swelling or redness, blistering, or hives occur, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you need assistance with identifying a bed bug infestation, contact Magical Pest Control to book an inspection. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about bed bug removal. Get in touch using our online form, or call us at (905) 738-6676 today!