If you have a bed bug infestation, you are going to see some unusual things, such as little brown spots on skin. Not every bug bite looks the same. Some people get more swollen reactions than others and some reactions look various colors. There is not just one look of a bed bug bite. Bed bug bites may look like other skin conditions such as a rash, pimples, or hives. But, they can differ in several ways. For instance, they are often in groups or clusters with three or more bites at one site, and they can very rarely leave a bite mark in the shape of a bed bug. Are you experiencing red, black and itchy spots on your skin? The most common cause behind this is bed bug bites. It can be hard to diagnose what is causing these bites so we will take a look at some possible causes of these bites. In addition, we will look at home remedies and how to prevent further bites. Bed bug bites usually appear in a line or a small cluster. Bed bug bite reactions are often mistaken for flea, mosquito, and other insect bites. Misdiagnosis can lead to ineffective treatment of infestations and further spread of infestations. The main reason to properly identify bed bug bites is to properly treat the problem.
Bed Bug Bites Brown Skin
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?
Bed bug bites are not visible until they have been on your skin for a while. Initially, bed bug bites look like red welts or bumps that can appear in a line or cluster. They may take up to three days to develop into full-fledged welts and are not itchy or painful.
Bed bugs will typically feed on you at night while you’re sleeping, so if you’ve noticed bite marks on your body when waking up, it’s likely these could be from bed bugs rather than mosquitoes (although mosquitoes do bite during the day).
Treatment for Bed Bug Bites on Brown Skin
If you have bed bug bites on brown skin, it’s likely that the itching and pain associated with them will be more severe than if you were white. To help soothe these symptoms, you can take over-the-counter medications like hydrocortisone cream or ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and control swelling. You should also keep your skin clean by washing frequently with warm water (but not hot) and soap, as well as applying antihistamine creams to treat mild allergic reactions.
If your skin becomes infected from scratching too much, consult a doctor about taking antibiotics to treat the infection before it spreads further or gets worse. If you’re experiencing any other complications from your bites—such as fever or chills—you should seek medical attention immediately because these could be signs of an infection or other serious problem requiring treatment by a health professional.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Bed bugs can be found in many places.
They are not always in the bed, they like to hide in dark places, so you may find them in bed frames, headboards, mattresses, pillows and bedding. They can also be found behind wall outlets and other electrical appliances as well as any cracks or crevices that may seem too small for an adult human to fit through but big enough for a bed bug.
How to Prevent Bed Bugs
Preventing bed bugs is your best defense against the pests. The following actions can help prevent infestations at home, when traveling and in public places:
- Buy a mattress encasement, which covers the entire mattress and box spring with a fabric that prevents bed bugs from getting inside. Purchase a high-quality encasement that will not tear or otherwise allow access to the mattress. This may require an annual purchase of new encasements, as they wear out over time.
- Place items such as luggage and clothing in large plastic bags before bringing them into your home from an airport or hotel room where you have been staying overnight. Bed bugs can hide in these items during their travels, then jump onto other surfaces once they reach their new location.
- Shake out any blankets or linens that may be infested with bedbugs before placing them on beds or couches (bedbug hotspots). If you find live bedbugs crawling around on these items, wash them immediately in hot water above 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius) for 5 minutes before drying them completely for at least 30 minutes to kill all stages of bedbug development—adults, nymphs and eggs—in one go!
You can protect yourself from bed bug bites through prevention and early treatment.
To protect yourself from bed bug bites, you can:
- Wash and dry clothes on high heat. Bed bugs can’t survive in temperatures higher than 113°F (45°C). High-heat drying will kill them if they’re present in your clothing.
- Use a bed bug spray like Pest911® Concentrate or Sanibel® Concentrate to kill any bed bugs that may be hiding in the seams of your mattress, box springs, furniture and other items around the home.
- Do not store items under the bed. This is an ideal place for bed bugs to hide because it’s dark and undisturbed most of the time—and it’s also very close to where people sleep at night!
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