Night Bug Bites In Bed


Basics

If you get night bug bites in bed, you might have bed bugs (Cimex lectularius). People often ask us about how to kill bed bugs, and we'll talk about the best way to do that in a moment.

Bed bugs are tiny, wingless insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals like people and pets. Adult bed bugs are about a quarter of an inch long. They are oval-shaped, flat, and reddish-brown in color. Their larvae are the size of a grain of rice and their eggs the size of poppy seeds.



Bed bugs live in small, dark crevices, such as those in your mattress and bed frame. They can live in other furniture or your carpeting as well.

When you get night bug bites in bed from bed bugs, they resemble mosquito bites. There will usually be multiple bites in the same area.

Prevention

To prevent night bug bites in bed, check your bed carefully for signs of bed bugs. Using a bright flashlight, examine the crevices of your mattress and bed frame for bugs and larvae. (You may not be able to see eggs because they are so small.) If you see any signs of bed bugs, treat them immediately so the problem does not worsen. We'll talk about how to kill bed bugs in the treatment section of this article.

Wash all your bedding regularly in hot water. Water should be at least 120 degrees.

Vacuum regularly. Don't just vacuum your floors, but use the brush tool of your vacuum to do your mattress and the crevice tool to do the crevices of your mattress and bed frame.

If you purchase used furniture, especially used bed frames or mattresses, inspect them carefully for bed bugs before you bring them home.

These simple steps should help you prevent night beg bites in bed.

Treatment

Bites from bed bugs generally do not require any medical treatment. They will go away on their own in a few days, just like a mosquito bite. If your night bug bites in bed do not go away after a few days or look infected, see your doctor.

Bed bugs, however, will not go away until you treat the infested areas of you home. It is important to know how to kill bed bugs effectively.

So, how to kill bed bugs? Traditionally bed bugs have been treated with some sort of pesticide such as boric acid or a pesticide containing chemicals such as permethrins or pyrethrins. These chemicals are effective but can be dangerous to use. If you apply them yourself, you will need to wear gloves, long sleeves, long pants, and a face mask. If the chemicals come in contact with your skin, severe irritation may occur. If you breathe in the chemicals, nausea and vomiting may occur. Prolonged exposure can cause more serious problems. It is not recommended that you use these kinds of chemicals on or around your bed.

Instead, there are natural, chemical-free products that can safely be used in all areas of your home. These products are safe to use, and are still effective at killing bed bugs.

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When To See Your Doctor

Bed bug bites usually clear up in a few days without any medical care. If you get night bug bites in bed that don't go away or look infected, see your doctor.

Feel free to write to us if you have any other questions about how to kill bed bugs using natural products.



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