Bed Bug Bites are Itchy
Bed bugs bite at night, while you are sleeping. Unless you feel it crawling on you, you will not feel the actual bite. Bed bugs inject an anesthetic like substance, so you don't feel the bite. When a mosquito bites, you eventually feel it, but this is not the case with bed bugs. If you are subject to an allergic reaction of the bed bug bite, then you will see similar results as the bed bug bites pictures at the top of this page. We've seen people covered in welts, and some with small bumpy reactions. No two reactions are usually identical.
They're Not Always Visible
You may not react to a bed bug bite. We've seen many cases where the bed is crawling with bed bugs (between the mattress and the box spring, so they're not easily visible) and yet the customer had no visible signs of bed bug bites. In these cases, the only way they found out they were infested was because they eventually saw a bed bug in their bed. If you sleep with someone else, you may not be getting bitten at all. Sometimes, bed bugs prefer one person's blood over the other.
Bed Bugs Bite in 3s
A common pattern we've seen is bed bugs will bite in a triangular shape, usually in 3's. It's not always going to be an exact indication. However, if you do have a triangle shaped biting pattern on your body, tere is a high chance you're infested. It is a good idea to call your doctor, but make sure to be referred to a dermatologist. It can take a long time before getting an appointment with a dermatologist specialist, so make sure you call us as well 1-800-955-1890. We will be able to inspect your location, and give you an answer quickly. If your infestation is in early stages, our dog detection service may be your best choice.