Identifying the problem: Do I have bed bugs? Or something else? by nobugsonme on July 4, In the last few days I have noticed bites on my feet, legs, lower back, and on my arms near my elbow. It seems most likely that I have bed bugs, but what I don't understand is why the bites are
Flea bites vs. bed bug bites, difference in symptoms and treatments your risk of contracting a flea bite is far lower. But if you have a pet that spends a lot of time outdoors, getting your
Bug Bites on Dogs and Cats. By Patrick Mahaney, VMD . Bug bites and stings are common occurrences faced by all pet owners. Just as numerous are the types of bugs that go after our beloved dogs and cats. That's why recognizing, treating, and preventing bug bites is an essential component of responsible pet ownership.
While bed bug bites are usually scattered across the body, flea bites, on the other hand, are frequently positioned on the ankles and legs. That is because these body parts are easier for bed bugs to get to.
Bed bug bites typically appear in groups of three, called the "breakfast, lunch, and dinner" pattern. Each victim's reaction to bed bug bites is unique. Some may have a slight reddening of the skin. Others may have a more severe reaction, causing a raised, itchy rash. A raised rash may obscure the individual bites, making it challenging to identify. Sometimes, bites and lesions can throb and become very painful for days after the bugs bit you.
Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep - the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms. While not always the case, bed bug bites are often grouped together in a small area and at times may occur in a line or a zigzag pattern.