Have you ever went to sleep and woke up with red marks all over your body? This means that you could have been bitten by a bed bug while you were asleep. So how can you tell whether you had actually been bitten by a bed bug? To do so, we must first know what does a bed bug bite looks like.
What does a bed bug bite look like?
Bed bug bites tend to look like small red bumps. They are usually found on body parts that were not covered while sleeping such as the neck, arms or legs. They are also mostly found in patches or in a line. Bed bug bites tend to be itchy and sometimes have a burning sensation to them.
How do I treat bed bug bites?
Bed bug bites will naturally heal on its own. However, if you are unable to cope with the itchiness you can:
- Use anti-itch cream over the bitten area.
- Applying a mixture of water and baking soda.
It is strongly recommended that you do not scratch the bite marks as it may cause infection. Instead, you should wash the affected area with water and soap.
Handling the bed bugs themselves
The problem doesn’t stop after treating your bed bug bites. The cycle will repeat as long as the bed bugs are still there so it is recommended that you take measures in getting rid of the bed bugs. However, if the infestation is worse than expected, you should call in a professional bed bug exterminator.