Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. Although bedbugs aren't known to spread disease, they can cause other public health and economic issues.
When compared with fleas, bed bugs would not have wings and both are tiny oval shaped insects. Color of both bed bugs and fleas are of brownish black or reddish black. Bed bugs feed on humans and animals like that of fleas. The symptoms of flea bites and bed bug bites are similar.
Prevent infection. Immediately wash the bug bite with warm water. Use an antiseptic or antibacterial soap. Do this several times a day for 2 days. Apply a hot compress to the area of the bug bite after you have cleaned the bite with soap and water if you suspect the scab of the bite is becoming infected. Leave the compress on for 10 minutes.
Bed Bugs and Disease When considering bed bugs and disease, the prevalent medical position is they do carry disease organisms, but they are not known to transmit disease. While some sources claim that bed bugs are to blame for the spread of leprosy, Q-fever, oriental sores and brucellosis, these cases are poorly documented.
Cellulitis is a common bacterial infection that can develop from a cut, scrape, or wound, such as a bug bite. When an insect bites or stings you, a tiny hole forms in your skin.
Infection might occur at the site of a bite, causing redness, warmth, and a hardening of the skin around the area, with pus draining from the wound. Scratching the wound can also lead to infection