Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers, and transport themselves on our clothes, suitcases, and bedding.
Fortunately for us their bites are painless, however the irritation we experience resulting from the bite varies from person to person. Some people are allergic to bed bugs' saliva. This means they may get painful swelling or enlarged bite marks.
Symptoms of a bed bug bite:
- itchy burning sensation
- rash located in one area
- straight lines of multiple bites
- raised red bumps
Bites from a bed bug are often mistaken for flea or mosquito bites. Bites in a small area or in a straight line on one part of the body can often be a sign the culprit is bed bugs.