Can bed bug bites be mistaken for pimples or acne?

Can Bed Bug Bites be Mistaken for Pimples or Acne?

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The pimples that showed up on your skin this morning may be the sign of a much bigger problem: bed bugs. But how can you tell the difference between the two? Acne and bed bug bites are very similar in appearance, but bites have some key characteristics that set them apart. Bed bugs also produce other 

Bed bug bites are similar to pimples, but there are some key differences. While acne usually appears only on the face, chest, and upper back, bed bug bites appear on other parts of the body as well, like the arms, legs, or hands. Bed bugs bite whichever parts of the body that are exposed at night. In addition to their location, bed bug bites tend to appear in groups of three or more. These often take the shape of a straight line or obvious cluster. In terms of colouring, both acne and bed bug bites are pink or red, but bed bug bites do not form whiteheads or blackheads. Instead, they usually have a dark red center. Bite marks are also much itchier and more irritating than pimples are. 

While it may be difficult to differentiate between acne and bed bug bites, there are several other signs of a bed bug infestation that you can look for. Blood stains, for instance, may appear on the bed sheets where a victim was bit. Black speckles of bed bug feces and little white eggs can also be found where the insects are hiding, such as in the seams of the mattress or anywhere within the bed frame. When looking for these signs, you may also find the bed bugs themselves. Bed bugs have flat, oval bodies that are about 5-7mm long, and they are reddish-brown in colour. They look a lot like apple seeds at first glance.

If you are experiencing bites, but there are no signs of bed bugs present, this could point to another pest problem. You could be dealing with misdiagnosed mosquito bites or the hard to see and find fleas. Mosquito bites can be ruled out if you haven’t been outdoors and you haven’t seen any mosquitos in your living space, window screens are in place. Whereas flea bites can be harder to diagnose. If you continue to get insect bites over a certain period of time, it would be a good idea to get a professional opinion from your physician or dermatologist. They will be able to rule out any dermatological condition such as acne and point you in the right direction. 

If you are experiencing bites or any signs of bed bugs, it is a good idea to call Pest Control Toronto for a thorough inspection and treatment of the pests. If you have any questions about bed bugs, please give us a call.