What Happens When You Get Bit by a Bed Bug?

The short answer is that you will get a reddish looking bite mark that may seem harmless at first, but will eventually become irritating and itchy. When this happens, it’s important that you contact a bed bug exterminator as soon as possible to prevent bed bugs from breeding and infesting your home.

Bed bug bites are initially painless because they secrete substances (an anesthetic and an anticoagulant) that make their bites painless. This is why most people don’t notice them immediately, but eventually, the bites will swell up into irritating welts that look similar to mosquito bites.

Bed bug bites can take on several appearances. There are bites that stand-alone and look like red, swollen bumps with dark red centers. Other bites are grouped in a particular area, and then there are bites that appear like hives or blisters.

Fortunately, bed bug bites are not dangerous. At worst, they will cause a little itchiness or burning sensations, but they won’t cause any illnesses or infections. However, when people scratch their bites, they may cause secondary infections.

When Do Bed Bugs Bite?

Bedbugs are most active during the night, so that’s when they’re most likely to bite people. They use their elongated beaks to pierce through skin and withdraw blood. They will then feed for about 3 to 9 minutes before crawling away unnoticed.

Bedbugs usually prioritize those areas of the skin which are exposed during sleep. So the arms, the neck, the hands and the feet are most vulnerable to their attacks.

It’s also worth mentioning that although bed bugs are not dangerous, a whole swarm of them could make sleeping very uncomfortable, which in turn could lead to stress and sleeping problems.

How to Remove Bedbugs

If you have a bed bug infestation, then it’s important to contact qualified bed bug control professionals to remove them immediately. Do-It-Yourself measures and over-the-counter insecticides are not very effective at removing infestations because bed bugs reproduce very rapidly.

Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs in a given area, and because they are approximately the size of dust, it’s almost impossible to remove them without professional assistance. In fact, bed bugs can produce three generations in just one year, and allowing them to increase their numbers could make your bedroom a very uncomfortable place to sleep in.

Professional bed bug exterminators are the only ones who can deal with this problem permanently. Contact the Exterminators at 647-496-2211 and we will make sure your bed bug problem disappear. Not only can we remove the adult bed bugs, but we can also eliminate their eggs, thus completely eliminating the infestation, we also offer bed bug control products.

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