This page is dedicated to examples of bed bug bites on real people.
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For the when, where, why, and how of bed bug bites, check out the page dedicated to them. Dealing with bites now? We also have a page on treating bites.
Bed Bug Bites on Faces
Why do they like biting your face?
Your face is easy to reach and always uncovered during sleep. Bed bugs have also evolved to sense the carbon dioxide you exhale during sleep.
To prevent bites, we recommend encasements for your pillows, mattress, and box spring. Protecting your bed stops infestations from ever becoming serious.
These days, encasements are very affordable thanks to all the competition.
Bed Bug Bites on Arms
Your arms are another easy target for bites. Most people sleep with short sleeves with their arms over blankets. Easy access means low-risk biting, which bed bugs love.
For more on preventing and stopping bed bug bites, check out our guide on protecting your bed from bed bugs.
Bed Bug Bites on Legs
Bed Bug Bites on Backs
Once infestations have gotten severe enough, you can expect to get bitten anywhere.
Bites on your back warn you that you have an advanced infestation on your hands. At this point, there is enough competition for them 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.
Looking at bites is not the best way to find out what bug is biting you. The best way to figure it out is by inspecting your bed and installing bedpost interceptors.
Learning how to look for the 5 symptoms of bed bugs only takes a few minutes.
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