Sleep tight! That's kind of hard when Bed Bugs are infesting your Las Vegas home. This article will cover the identification and removal process for Bed Bugs.
How Do Bed Bugs Bite?
Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. For the most part, bed bugs are not known to transmit many disease through their bites, but they are a public health concern. Bed bugs use a small tube-like feeder to pierce the skin of a human being in order to drink their blood. They could very well be called bed bugs due to the fact they are most active while we are asleep. You will commonly find the bed bugs in the early morning or at night. An estimated one in five Las Vegas residents will personally deal with a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has.
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
The bed bug bites may form a line, or the bed bug can leave more of a zigzagging pattern. Anywhere that a human has skin can be reached by a bed bug, and typically bites occur on areas exposed during sleeping. Common places that bed bugs will bite are the neck, face, hands, shoulders, arms, and legs. When someone experiences a bed bug bite they may never develop clear symptoms other than the dots where the bed bug bit.
What Do Bed Bug Bites Feel Like?
These symptoms occur almost immediately after the bite, but they can develop or progress over the following days. Most bed bug bits will produce some discomfort. This can include a burning sensation, red itchy bumps or welts (in a zig zag pattern or cluster). These bumps may or may not be surrounded by blisters or hives. Your skin may also become irritated and inflamed where the bug bite took place. If a bed bug bite develops a more severe reaction it can include a fever, flu-like symptoms, and irregular heart beat. These more serious symptoms require medical attention.
What To Do After a Bed Bug Bite?
Due to the skin’s surface being damage infection can spread easier. Be sure to clean the wound with soap and water as soon as you notice the bed bug bite. They should heal on their own, but there are some approaches you can take to make the bed bug bite less of a discomfort. For less severe bed bug bites there are relatively few treatments, but someone suffering from a bed bug bite can use anti-itch cream or over-the-counter hydrocortisone. You can repeat this remedy until the bite is gone (bed bug bites can last 1-2 weeks).
Getting Rid of the Bed Bugs.
The idea of being fed on can be extremely stressful. Given that the bugs only feed at night, some people will avoid sleep or will only get restless sleep. Give Fortified Pest Management a call to get rid of the bed bugs and have this bite be the last one. To receive your free Las Vegas bed bug estimate call 702-879-4007 or click here.