What else could be biting you if it’s not bedbugs?

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If you wake up with red itchy spots on your body, it could be a sign of a possible bedbug infestation. Bedbugs feed on your blood while you sleep and the bit irritates the skin causing these red itchy spots. Often you may not find any signs of bedbugs in your bed, so does this mean it could be something else biting you?

If you can’t find any signs of bedbugs, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a problem with these pests. There are many other insects which these bites can come from such as fleas, mites or possibly spiders however it is important to thoroughly inspect your sleeping area for signs of bedbugs.

What are the Signs of BedBugs to Look For After Being Bitten?

Red Spots of Blood on Bedding

When feeding it is common for drops of blood to drip on your bedding. It is also common for you to roll over, squashing the bedbug onto the bedding which also leaves a small red splodge or stain on your bedding.

Bedbugs or Bedbug Eggs

Bedbugs can be hard to spot with the naked eye, but if you do spot one then that’s an obvious sign you have a problem. Bedbugs are very good at hiding and tend only to venture out of their nest at night when they feel it is safe. Using a torch at night can help you spot them, but due to their tiny size it can still be difficult unless they are fully grown.

Bedbug eggs are small dark speckles which may appear on skirting boards, and these can be a sign of bedbug nests. 

Smell a Musty Odour

Bedbugs emit pheromones which can make your room smell a bit like damp laundry or damp towels but this smell can usually only be smelt when the infestation is severe. The odor may all of a sudden appear which could alert you to a potential bedbug infestation.

Brown Spots on your Bedding

Once they’ve eaten bedbugs will need to defecate and you can sometimes spot this fetal matter on your bed sheets. The spots will be tiny and be black or brown in colour. They are most likely to be along the mattress edges or the bed frame.

If it’s not bedbugs, what else could be causing the bites?

Sometimes you can think you have been bitten, but it can actually be something else like an allergic reaction to your washing powder or a cleaning product. It could also be caused by a reaction to deodorant or soap. 

What should you do if you think you have a bedbug problem?

If you find any signs of bedbugs in or around your bed, it would be best to contact a bed bug specialist to confirm your suspicions. We can often identify a bedbug infestation from photographs and your description and offer a solution to remove the infestation.

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