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Ivan's Bed Bug Bites Journey

Ivan awakes to find himself scratching all over his back, arms and legs. Thinking they are probably mosquito bites, Ivan is puzzled at the sheer amount of swelling red bites he has gotten overnight. How could there be so many rows of pink dots covering different parts of his body in such a short time? These bites are appearing distinctively in a line and seem to be telling a pattern.

Instinctively, he started on a Google search for “bed bug bites images”.

Google Bed Bug

 

The online images are looking very similar to the bites on his body. However Ivan is not completely sure whether are these bites on his body really bed bug bites? Are these “bed bug bites images” found online reliable?

Rentokil the Pest Expert’s take on “bed bug bites images”

  • Bed bug bites are the result of a skin reaction to the bed bug’s saliva when they pierce through the skin to feed on your blood. Bed bug bites are painless.
  • Development of a wheal then starts days later with a small, burning or itching swelling on the skin.
  • The feature of bed bug bites is that they tend to appear in a line.
  • Some people have no reaction to bed bug bites at all.
  • The larger the bug, the bigger the bed bug bite reaction will be.
  • Bed bug bites are not known to transmit diseases.

While the images found online may give Ivan some inkling on how bed bug bites look like, it is best to learn how to identify bed bug bites yourself by knowing what causes bed bugs and where do bed bugs come from.

Did you know? Bed bugs are particularly fond fabric as opposed to plastic and metal materials.

With the information verification from Rentokil the Pest Experts, Ivan is now surer that the bites on his body are most likely bed bug bites. Later on he wonders what causes bed bugs and where do bed bugs come from?

Rentokil the Pest Expert’s take on What Causes Bed Bugs and Where Do Bed Bugs come from?

Bed bug infestations are on the rise globally. One main factor is due to the increase in global travel across many countries and people as bed bugs are often found in lodging areas. Bed bugs and their eggs are carried in on travelers’ clothes and suitcases! The different modes of transportation such as airline are one of the contributing factors to the rise in cases.

Bed Bug Evidence Report

 

And where do bed bugs hide in your home? Read Protecting Your Health, Your Home from Bed Bugs.

Ivan now recalls that his whole family has just returned from an overseas trip not long ago. This could be a possible reason for the bed bug infestation that is happening right now. Jumping out of his bed in shock, he searches further online for more information on the next steps.

Did you know? The size of an adult bed bug is approximately 5mm long. Bed bugs do not have wings so they cannot fly. They move by crawling and do not jump.

Rentokil the Pest Experts: Next Steps on How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Prevent the problem from turning into an epidemic through an Integrated Bed Bug Control Program.

  • Bed bug residual spray treatment
  • Bed bug steam treatment
  • Diligent inspections, monitoring and recommendations
  • Warranty for a peace of mind

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