One flea can lay between 150 and 300 eggs every week. One bed bug can lay 200 in a lifetime (approximately 10 months to one year). Bed bugs do not fly or jump. They have to crawl across your bed to feed. Fleas can jump almost 200 times their body length: 13 inches.
While bed bugs normally bite anywhere on your body, fleas are rampant in biting lower extremities such as the legs and ankles. Getting rid In order to get rid of the bed bug or flea bites, check out the following section on treatment and prevention.
Flea bites vs. bed bug bites: Is one more concerning than the other? Bed bug bites and flea bites pose different types of issues. Eliminating a bed bug infestation can be incredibly difficult. Hiring a pest management professional is the best way to ensure that you have completely addressed the problem.
Fleas are tiny, blood-sucking insects. Five percent of the flea population lives on pets, which is generally how humans get flea bites. Fleas can't fly, but they can jump up to 18 centimeters.
One of the easiest ways to tell whether you have fleas or bed bugs is by the bites you have. Fleas typically bite on the lower half of your body like your legs, ankles, and feet. Bed bugs, on the other hand, will bite anywhere on your body but usually toward your upper half including your torso, arms, and near your face.
Bed bugs are pretty crafty, they are pretty small and they like to hide in little folds in fabric, like the seams on your mattress, or in the corners of your bed frame. Fleas have similar habits, although they tend to prefer a nice plush carpet to bounce around in. Bed bugs are happy to hang out in areas well away from your bed too.