Bed bug bites typically appear in groups of three, called the "breakfast, lunch, and dinner" pattern. Each victim's reaction to bed bug bites is unique. Some may have a slight reddening of the skin. Others may have a more severe reaction, causing a raised, itchy rash.
Bed bug bites appear as red, itchy bumps on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders and are typically the first sign that you have be bugs. Does this picture of bed bug bites look familiar
Bedbugs. Their color is nearly white after molting, then ranges from tan to burnt orange. After a blood meal, they'll appear dark red or black. Their flat bodies enable them to hide in dark, cozy cracks and crevices in beds, baseboards, sofas, and drawers, and even behind wallpaper and electrical switchplates.
There are many bugs that look like bed bugs, so an accurate identification is a critical first step to avoid costly treatment for the wrong bug. The types of bugs that look like bed bugs will vary somewhat depending on your region of the country, but photos and descriptions of common look-alikes have been compiled by researchers:
Baby Bed Bugs (Nymphs) The first thing a newly hatched baby bed bug does is search for a blood meal. Baby bed bugs (technically called "nymphs") go through 5 stages of development instars. So a 1st instar nymph is a "newborn" and a 5th instar nymph is a "bedbug teen", so to speak.
Bed Bug Bite Pictures. Visible skin reaction to bed bug bites such as bumps or red irritated skin is an allergic reaction. Since it is allergic, people that do not have an allergy to bed bugs do not show visible signs beyond a small nearly invisible puncture where the bite occurred.