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This page is dedicated entirely to examples of bed bug bites on real people.
Bed Bug Bites on Face
The face is one of the most common places to be bitten by bed bugs. This happens for two reasons really – your face is easily accessible as it’s always uncovered during sleep, and bed bugs are naturally attracted to the carbon dioxide you exhale.
For those reasons, I recommend a pillow encasement along with protecting the rest of your bed. By protecting your mattress in advance, you prevent future infestations digging deep into it and ruining the whole thing.
There’s a lot of competition in the encasement world these days which has brought down prices for us as consumers. Prevention is definitely cheaper than treatment!
Bed Bug Bites on Arms
Arms are another common place to be bitten as many people sleep with arms hanging outside of blankets.
For information on preventing or stopping bed bug bites, I recommend our quick guide on protecting your bed from bed bugs.
Bed Bug Bites on Legs
You’ll notice that bed bugs tend to like biting places that are easily accessed while you’re asleep. Being bitten on the torso or inside of thighs is relatively uncommon outside of severe infestations as bed bugs would rather go for easy exposed skin instead of squeezing beneath clothing.
Bed Bug Bites on Back
Once infestations have gotten severe enough, you can expect to get bitten anywhere.
Bites on your back warn you that you are or were experiencing an advanced infestation that is competing with itself. Basically, there is enough competition for some bed bugs to risk getting squished for a meal.
Identifying Bugs Using Bites
It is important to keep in mind that there can be a lot of difference in the way people react to bites. Some people don’t react at all while others react dramatically and find themselves covered in welts and wide rashes with only a few bites.
Looking at bites is not the best way to find out what bug is biting you. Inspecting your bed and installing convenient bed post interceptors and looking for signs are your best bets at finding your pest.