Some people develop worse symptoms of bed bug bites than others. Typically, bed bug bites are raised itchy spots that resemble mosquito bites, often in a triangular formulation. Read our blog on differentiating types of insect bites to verify if you have bed bug bites. Also, for home treatment methods for bed bug bites, check out our guide on common remedies.
Though itchy bumps are the most common reaction, some people have a stronger tolerance to the venom left behind after a bed bug bites and it may seem like they are not being bitten at all. Some couples who sleep side by side may find that one partner seemingly gets bitten regularly while the other escapes the critters entirely. Though bed bugs will choose the closest blood source, the likelihood of the bed bug infestation in your home being so confined that only one person in a bed is affected is unlikely. More often, the partner that seems not to get bitten is just showing no outward symptoms of bed bug bites.
Various studies ranging as far back as the 1920s have attempted to determine the percentage of people who show no symptoms of bed bug bites, with little success. Different studies have shown 20-70% of people don’t react to bed bug bites. To date no conclusive data has emerged on the topic.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that because not everyone in your home shows symptoms of bed bug bites that you don’t need to call in a bed bug exterminator. The sooner you hire a bed bug exterminator to complete a thorough inspection, and if necessary a bed bug treatment, the better.
To discuss bed bug treatment options, call Magical Pest Control at (905) 738-6676 or use our contact form.