Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Welcome to Bed Bugs London and this post, Bed Bug Bites.
Not everyone that is bitten by a bed bug will have a reaction. Some others will have a very bad reaction to bed bug bites.
As bed bugs are nocturnal creatures they are feeding when you are asleep. Made aware of your presence by body odours and carbon dioxide that we as humans exhale. Bed bugs then emerge to feed. Typically a bed bug will feed for between 5 to 6 minutes and then return to their nesting areas.
In the morning you awake either aware of the bed bug bites or unaware.
Bed bugs do not transmit disease themselves but there is a risk of infection from scratching the bed bug bites which itch,
Bites can appear as spots, usually in a track or triangle shape. A reaction can sometimes take up to 15 hours to appear and this can sometimes be cause of confusion as to the cause as people would expect to wake up and be aware of the bites immediately and it can also make a GP's task of identifying the bites more difficult.
I have seen extreme reactions to bed bug bites too, like large rashes, inflammation and discomfort. People react differently to bed bug bites.
If you think you have noticed bed bug bites or are suspicious you have bed bugs then it should be dealt with quickly to prevent the bed bugs from spreading and the infestation of bed bugs from getting worse. If you would like further advice on bed bug bites, bed bug treatments in London then please do contact us for more details.
EPB Pest Control operate across London, Essex and Kent and provide in depth, expert bed bug control services.
Thanks for reading and look out for the next post.