Bed Bug bites: How to deal with them

Bed Bug bites: How to deal with them

Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on blood from humans or animals.

They’re flat, oval-shaped and reddish-brown in color.

Although bedbug bites are rarely dangerous, they can be very itchy and cause an infection or allergic reaction.

Bed Bugs excrete a tiny amount of anesthetic before feeding on people, so you won’t feel it when they bite you.

Symptoms of the bites tend to be red and swollen, with a dark spot at the center of each bite. They are itchy, burning and fluid-filled blisters.

Bed Bugs can bite areas of skin that are exposed while you sleep.

Apply a steroid cream to decrease inflammation and itching or take an oral antihistamine to reduce itching and burning.

To eliminate a bedbug infestation, ensure you vacuum and steam-clean your floors, mattresses, furniture and appliances.