A bed bug bite or succession of bites create small hives that is typically in an orderly row or an aggregated pattern. Itching and skin redness are also very likely to occur and these typically fade over a period of a few days.
Since a healthy, blood-fed female bed bug can produce from 200-500 healthy eggs during her lifetime and may lay from 2-5 eggs each day, the likelihood of an infestation of bed bugs is extremely high unless bed bug control efforts by your pest management professional are employed to eliminate the infestation.
Roughly 1.5-2 months are required for a complete cycle from egg to mated adult bed bug. Adult bed bugs live about 10 months, although without a host, bed bugs may live over a year. Bed bug infestations develop slowly. At first very few insects are present, feeding intermittently on the host and may not be noticed.
The bugs feed from three to 10 minutes to become engorged and then crawl away unnoticed. Most bedbug bites are painless at first, but later turn into itchy welts. Unlike flea bites that are mainly
Bed bug interceptor (place under furniture legs to catch bed bugs) Evaluate and Prevent Continue to inspect for bed bugs, at least every 7 days, in case any eggs remain.
Place a tea bag in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes, remove and allow to cool. Hold the tea bag to the itchy bed bug bite for 10-15 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms of a bed bug bite and help it heal faster.