Identify a Bed Bug Rash

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Bed bugs are not the only insects that may bite your during the night. Your bites may be attributed to a spider. So, how do you know if the bites you have are from bed bugs? First, you wouldn’t have just one bite mark on your arm and another on your leg; bed bugs bite along a line following the path of one of your blood vessels. To destroy these horrible insects you need to find out if they are hiding in your mattress, couches and or walls. In addition to that it is necessary to know what a bed bug rash looks like. In some cases there are no noticeable marks to indicate that a bed bug has been feasting.

Bites from bed bugs will not be far apart, they will be adjacent to one another in different areas of your body. For example, you may wake up with a swollen red line across your back, but after a closer look you would see that the line is really a series of several little bumps. If you never heard of bed bugs, you wouldn’t have a clue as to what may have caused these swollen bumps.

The thought of bed bugs infesting your home is quite disturbing. As far as the rash goes, it looks worse than it really is. You will experience intense itching and the infected area may be sensitive. The rash can become infected if you constantly scratch at it. If this happens call your doctor immediately. To ease the discomfort associated with a bed rash, rub hydrocortisone cream on your skin along with some calming calamine lotion. With any luck, the rash will be gone in about a week.

How do you kill bed bugs? Be safe and steer clear of poisonous chemical pesticides. All natural products are available and can effectively wipe out entire bed bug populations. Diatomaceous earth is a stellar choice if you choose to take the “green” approach for bed bug eradication. It slashes through their exoskeletons causing them to dehydrate and perish. Products containing sodium lauryl sulfate are extremely effective against bed bugs acting as a contact spray.

Check back to this web site from time to time for any updated information related to bed bugs and the rebound they have made in a very short period of time. Remember, identifying the problem immediately is key for a successful eradication of bed bugs.

By: Bradley Skierkowski