I am getting bites, is it bed bugs?
It is very difficult to visually assess bites and decide that they are indeed bed bug bites. Dermatologists, after a biopsy, can determine if the bites are due to a pest but cannot specifically determine that they are bed bug bites.
What are common signs of bed bugs?
Common signs of bed bugs include bites, bed bug fecal matter, blood spots on bedsheets, bed bug shedding (exoskeleton), and finally live bed bugs.
What body parts do bed bugs tend to bite?
Bed bugs can bite anywhere on the body, but are most likely to bite on hands, arms, shoulders, around the feet and neck.
Does everyone react to bed bug bites? Do all bed bug bites look the same?
No. About 30-40% of people do not react to the bites, although they get bitten they may not present visual signs of bites on their body. For people who do react, the appearance of bed bug bites can differ from person to person.
I have bed bugs in a room in my house, does that mean I have bed bugs all over my house?
No. Having bed bugs in one room does not necessarily mean that the infestation has spread in your entire house. However, it is more likely to have the infestation spread if the problem has been long ongoing.
Are bed bugs visible with the naked eye?
Yes, all stages of the bed bugs are visible with the naked eye.
Do bed bugs fly or jump?
What do bed bugs consume?
Bed bugs consume human blood but can survive without it for months.