What Can A Bed Bug Do To Me


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Bedbugs... nasty beings... feeding off from us. Even if you think you don't think you'll need this info, It's always better to know a little more about them, in order to be prepared. Just in case, don't you think?

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What Can A Bed Bug Do To Me

  1. 1. What Can A Bed Bug Do To Me?While all of this is great, what you want to know is what the bed bug will end updoing to you.The good news is that bed bugs are not that dangerous to most people. While no onewants to have them around, they are not likely to provide you with any real problems,although in some people they can cause a higher level of reaction than others willhave.Bed bugs are often thought of in the minds of children as biting. In the sing song,Dont let the bed bugs bite, they may have described just what the human can expectfrom the little bed bug.The good news is that it is painless to the human. The bed bugs will likely feed fromtheir host at night, while the host is sleeping and still.Therefore, it is likely that the host, or human, will never feel it or will they see the bedbug actually bite them.The bed bug will inject a liquid into the bite that it creates. This fluid is used to keepthe blood from clotting and sealing up the wound. In most cases, the only way thatyou will know that you have been bit is by the reaction that some people have to thisfluid.If you do have a reaction to the fluid, it is likely to be something that is bothersomebut not overly problematic. It will be an itchy, irritated and inflamed area of the skin.But, each person is different here. Many people will not have any reaction to the bugbite at all, which makes it harder to know they are even there.Harsher ReactionsSome people will react in a much more severe way. There is no way to tell whichway you will react, until you do. If they react severely, it is likely that they will havea swollen and hard area on their area of their skin at the bite mark. It will be smalland usually looks like a white welt on the skin.If you have this serious of a reaction to the bug bite, you will likely have a great dealof itching to go along with it.If you have serious reactions to the bed bug bite they can last from just a few hours todays. It is wise to seek out the help of a professional when you have these seriousreactions to any type of bug bite.One of the most common signs of bed bug bites is having three or more bite marks orwelts in a row. This is thought to happen because the bed bug will become detachedto the area, possibly by the host moving, and will then need to open a new piercing todraw blood from.One thing to note about the bed bug is that they are different from flea bites. Theywill not have a red dot in the middle of the bite mark, but will be a solid colorthroughout the mark.It is important to notice any marks that you may have that are small, bite like marksthat you really can not explain.This can be a sign that there are bed bugs lurking in your bed at night.
  2. 2. More Side Effects?Bed bug bites do not commonly cause serious reactions in humans. But, they areannoying enough to cause stresses in our lives as well.Some people that have experienced bed bugs in their home have problems withsleeping in their beds. They may feel anxiety and worry about the bed bugs, evenknowing that they are not going to cause a great deal of damage to them.This fear can lead to insomnia as well.At an extreme level, bed bugs can cause things like distress and alarm. At sometimes, it can also cause delusional parasitosis as well. Here, a person becomesdelusional, thinking that they see and feel the bed bugs on their skin.The amount of blood that you will lose because of the bed bug is a very small amountand will likely not affect the host at all. They probably will not notice any feelingscaused by this problem.Also, bed bugs are not known to cause any type of disease. They are not known tocarry and transmit diseases either. This is unlike that of a mosquito that can transmita disease to its host.They have been known to carry what is called pathogens for the plague and forhepatitis B, but this is just from the immunities that they have built up from thesediseases over the course of time.The bed bug bite that does cause a serve reaction or one that leaves a welt on the skincan become infected if the individual scratches at the area and by doing this, suppliesthe necessary bacteria to cause the infection in the skin of the host.How To Know You Have ThemBefore you move on to how to get rid of the bed bug from your home, we want tostop for a moment and determine just what you need to do to know that you actuallyhave them.Now, you will recall that it can be hard to know if the pest infesting your home isactually that of a bed bug. While only a professional that looks at them closely willbe able to tell you right off if they are bed bugs, it is pretty much sure that if you havethese signs that you are infested with bed bugs in one from or another.Signs You Have Bed BugsHere are some things to look at to consider if you do in fact have bed bugs in yourhome. Obviously, if you see a bed bug then you would likely know that there is more thanone there. You would likely need to look for the bed bug to actually spot it, though. You may see blood stains on your bedding. This is usually caused by the bed bugbeing crushed while it is on the host. For example, you may role over onto the bedbug while it is feeding.Brown or reddish brown spots on the bedding or clothing can be signs as well. Theseare the fecal matter of the bed bug. Excrement can be found on the sheets, mattress,on the walls, or on other areas that they travel.
  3. 3. If you find things such as eggshells or shredded skin on your flooring, bedding or onyour mattress, this can be a sign of bed bugs. These are generally found on locationsthat are close to their hiding places. If you have a very large infestation in your home, you may have an unexplainedodor in the home. This will be a sweet yet musty smell to it. Usually, it is offensiveand is noticeable when you come into your home. It is normal to just have one bite mark on the body, but a tell tale sign that you havebed bugs is the look of three bite marks in a row. In fact, these are often caused bythe movement of the bug in a line as it looks for the same blood vessel it had before itwas disturbed. A great way to notice them is to use a method that will allow you to detect theirpresence. To do this, simply plan to turn on a light without moving much from yourbed just a few hours or so before dawn. At this time of the day, the bed bugs are mostactively seeking their host. Use a flashlight to catch them in the act or on the bedding.Set A Trap!If you really want to see for yourself that there are bed bugs in your home or in yourbed, you can set a trap to do so. Here are some things that you can do to see theirpresence in your home. Place sticky tape, sticky side up on the area around your bed. As the creature crawlsover it, they will stick to it. This will not necessary stop all of them, though. Place heating pads in an area that is dark. This is especially effective when you haveused the heating pad in the past. Use tape to catch them or you can just watch fortheir presence. You can use either of these methods and combine them by placing a balloon that hasbeen filled by mouth in the area. Remember, bed bugs are attracted to the carbonmonoxide that people exhale. This will help to lure them in.A trap like these can help you to lure in the bed bugs so you can actually see if youhave an infestation. Of course, there is no guarantee that the bed bug will in factrespond to these types of traps.Store Bought ProductsThere are also products on the market that you can purchase that can help you. Theseare generally marketed as products to help you to get rid of bed bugs. Whether theywork for that reason is another story. But, they can definitely help you to know if youhave bed bugs in your home.These products are quite like that of flea traps where they will lure the pest into thetrap and are supposed to keep them there. Unfortunately, most of these traps arereally only good for determining if you have bed bugs in your home. Most are notnearly effective when it comes to ridding the home of the pests.Other SignsAll of the things that we have talked about thus far in the ebook are good signs thatyou have bed bugs. If you notice them, think you notice marks on your skin or onyour childrens skin, then you may have an infestation of bed bugs in your home.
  4. 4. Those that travel or have visited homes in which there are an infestation should takecare as to determine if they too have brought the bed bugs into the home.
  5. 5. Those that travel or have visited homes in which there are an infestation should takecare as to determine if they too have brought the bed bugs into the home.Beyond a doubt, the best way to know if there are bed bugs in your home is to use aprofessional service. They will come out and look for the tell tale signs and beingexperts will be able to tell you for sure what they have found.Find Out More...Bedbug Bite