Red Bug Facts. Red Bugs are 1/20 inch long and bright red. Red Bugs are a type of red harvest mite often referred to as a "Chigger". Chiggers do not actually "bite," but instead form a hole in the skin that leaves a small, red itchy welt, sometimes with a white center.
Bed bug bites can cause itchiness. Initially, a victim may detect a slight burning sensation. The burning area then develops red bumps, known as papules or wheals (rash). In extreme cases, bites may swell dramatically or turn into blister-like skin inflammations.
Bed Bugs are parasitic insects that feed only on blood. When bitten, the skin erupts in circular and orderly row of red bumps. The rash can also cause itchiness, swelling and redness an hour after being bitten. The rash may disappear after a number of days if the infestation of bed bugs is taken care of.
How Does an Individual Get a Bed Bug Bite Rash? Bed bugs commonly infest summer cabins, especially at camps, hiking trail shelters and parks. Many times, when they are found in an urban home they can be traced back to a visit to one of these facilities.
bed bug bite rash Blood spots found on one's sheets, bites and the presence of bed bug feces and cast skins are some of the indications of a bed bug infestation. 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.
Bed bug bites may lead to skin changes ranging from invisible, to small areas of redness, to prominent blisters. Some may feel tired or have a fever. Typically, uncovered areas of the body are affected and often three bites occur in a row. Bed bugs bites are not known to transmit any infectious disease.