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What Do Bed Bugs & Bites Look Like?
WHAT DO BED BUGS LOOK LIKE?
In general, an adult bed bug is reddish-brown with a long, oval-shaped body that’s about the size and shape of an apple seed.
Bed bugs may be flat or they may look like tiny brown balloons, depending on whether they’ve fed recently.
Like fleas and ticks, they need blood to survive.
You may also notice tiny white eggs or baby bed bugs.
WHAT DO BED BUG BITES LOOK LIKE?
One of the first things that raises suspicion of bed bugs being present is visible itchy bites. Bear in mind there are lots of other insects that could have bitten you such as; mosquitoes, spiders, ticks and fleas. All of these can leave behind itchy red bumps. One indicator of bed bug bites is that there tends to be a cluster of bites in the same location, sometimes even in a straight line.
Some people have no reaction to bed bug bites. Others may experience itching or rashes. Bites can also be confused with skin conditions, such as hives, eczema or even fungal infections.