One of the main questions people have about bed bug bites is whether they itch like flea bites and mosquito bites. The answer is yes, bed bug bites do itch and can look and feel similar to flea and mosquito bites. The main difference between bed bug bites and other bites is that they tend to form welts that are red and sore, as well as itchy.
Bed bug bites come in a variety of shapes and sizes—including no reaction at all. Here are some clues to know if a bed bug is biting you.
These bugs are usually associated with their painful bites, which trigger swelling, rash or severe itch, and cause a great deal of discomfort. Swelling is perhaps the most common reaction when it comes to insect bites, and is triggered when the body tries to deal with foreign chemical/s that are introduced by insects when they bite.
Flea bites can look very similar to the bites from bed bugs since they also occur in groups and itch a lot but the bite marks of fleas are typically smaller and more pinkish in color. Common household flea bites also tend to occur mostly on the lower part of the body around the legs, ankles and behind the knees.
Bed bug bites typically do not make people sick if they take care of them properly. When a person does not clean the bite area regularly, or they scratch the skin and spread infection, there can be health problems associated with being bitten by bed bugs.
Bed bug bites on humans can do great damage to the skin and healing takes time, so it's important that you begin bed bug bite treatment as soon as you discover and identify the bites. If you don't treat the bed bug bites, they will itch and you will naturally scratch.