The bed bug is a parasitic insect that has a flat body and six legs. It is further characterized by an all-brown body and mandibles at the front of the head. The bedbug is often confused for the termite since they rather look alike. The bed bug is a nocturnal insect that feeds of the blood of people at night when they are fast asleep. Bed bugs will attack areas that are uncovered and as such will attack regions such as
Where do Bed Bugs Attack?
the arms, the legs, the face, the hands and even the stomach area. Bed bug bites are generally painless and there is a very good reason for this. Before inserting the needle-like mouth part that finds it way into the bloodstream and pierces the skin, the bed bug also releases a skin-numbing chemical so that the transfer of blood is painless and cannot be felt until after the bedbug is done having its blood meal. The bed bug can swell up to 8 times it original size after feeding time and then retreats to its nest again.
Bed bug bites might be manifesting in different ways, but the most common way is that they appear as raised bumps. They might look like mosquito bites, but they are in odd places. Some of the places you will see and feel mosquito bites are the stomach, arms, feet, legs, and even the face. You might have noticed a pattern here in that these parts are often uncovered during sleep and so there are ways to make sure to see and feel you are dealing with bed bugs. In most cases, bed bug bites aren’t properly identified as bed bug bites until a few weeks or even a few months later down the line.
So how do you get rid of bed bug bites fast?
There are a few methods that may ease the symptoms, but the best way is to speak to a licensed medical practitioner such as a doctor to see what the appropriate steps. But there are home remedies that people have been swearing by that we will briefly glance over. Once again, professional advice
Warm water and soap are the first steps to apply to a bed bug bite. Afterwards, you can apply a cold ice pack to reduce the swelling.
If you notice a bed bug bite, you can apply a few drops of eucalyptus oil and rub It gently with a paper tissue. It should reduce the itchiness and swelling as well.
If life gives you lemons use it to treat bed bug bites! Turns out that lemons aren’t only good for making yummy lemonade, but also to reduce inflammation. Get a cotton ball, and dip it in the lemon juice and apply softly to affected area.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation and want an inspection and treatment done, call the professionals from Pest Control Brampton at xxxx-xxxx-xxxx