Identifying Insect Bites

What Is Biting You?

Here I will help you identifying insect bites most commonly mistaken for those of bed bugs. There are biting insects that live on or inside its host such as ticks, head lice and scabies.

And then there are the ones that feed from our blood but lives nearby such as fleas mosquitoes and bed bugs.

All these different rashes can be confusing and sometimes make you wonder...

WHAT IS BITING ME?

Bed bugs have earned themselves a well deserved reputation over the past few years but are not always to blame.

Insect bites identification is crucial in order for us to know the dangers it pose. Will a home pamper be enough or do we seek medical attention? Then there is also the possibility of an insect infestation inside your home.

It does not really matter where you have suffered bites as these little critters easily hitching a ride on your clothes or luggage. In some cases it's better to look for the insect rather to identify the bite and treating the infestation is better than treating their bites.

Identifying insect bites are a tough thing to do and even good doctors get it wrong. Sure insect infestations cross their minds when checking out a skin rash but it's not always possible for them to tell which biting pest is responsible. So if your allergy is ongoing and persistent or even getting worst you should check your home for biting insects.

Insect Bites Commonly Mistaken For Bed Bugs


Flea Bites on Humans

Like bed bugs fleas prefer the comfort of you home and set up camp quickly to enjoy the convenience of a host nearby. Often are their bites mistaken for those of bedbugs and will repeatedly bite you until eradication steps are taken.

Scabies

A skin disease that does considerable damage and make rapid progress to other body parts. This microscopic mite burrows into the outer layer of your skin and symptoms can take as long as six weeks to show. This skin condition, that looks like pimples, can easily be passed on to your family where close contact are common.

Ticks

These tiny parasites are more related to spiders than insects. There are two main types: hard and soft. The bite for both looks the same and a person who gets bitten won't feel anything at all. The bite is often discovered with the parasite attached to the skin of a host.

Chiggers

These small creatures is the larvae of harvest mites and are often confused for ticks. Although their feeding habits are different they will both feed on us and leave itchy marks behind.

Mosquito's

A biting pest familiar to most of us but its bite can quickly raise concerns and further investigation soon follows.


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