Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on human or animal blood. They can crawl into our house through small openings because of their flat bodies. Usually, they hide and live in our sofas, mattresses, bedframes; hence, the name bedbug. They are most active at night. They creep into human skin and feed on blood. These bugs are born with natural anesthetic in their bodies which they inject into humans to prevent them from feeling anything from the bite. Their bitemarks leave red spots on the skin.
Obviously, no one wants to get bitten by bed bugs! But sometimes, we can’t avoid them. Especially when the infestation is not yet manifest and severe, it is extremely difficult to find these pesky little insects. You will just wake up with dozens of bite marks all over your body. The marks are usually reddish in color and slightly swollen. They can appear in a straight line or randomly in exposed parts of your body during sleep. Most importantly, these marks are very itchy.
Today, we will help you get rid of bed bugs bite marks.
After getting bitten, wash the affected area with soap and water.
You don’t know where these bugs have been! The chances are high that they have been to dirty surfaces. The first thing you need to do when you find out you’ve been bitten is to wash the area with soap and water. Washing will prevent the spread of germs and wash away dirt residue off your skin. Doing this will also lessen the likelihood of skin infection.
Use calamine lotion.
Bedbug bites can affect people on different scales. To some, the itch may be mild. To others, it may be severe. We all know that nothing good comes out of scratching itchy bite marks. They will likely turn into wounds and scars. To prevent yourself from scratching the marks, use calamine lotion on the affected area. The lotion will lessen the itchiness. You can buy calamine lotion in groceries and drugstores as over-the-counter meds.
Consult with a dermatologist.
If you feel like the two steps above do not help with the itch and discomfort, the next best thing to do is consult with a dermatologist. The effect on you may be severe enough that you need other more potent prescription medicines and creams. Do not self-medicate in these instances. There might be a chance as well that these bite marks are not solely the bedbugs’ doing. You may have gotten bit by other bugs in your sleep. It is better to have it checked by a professional.
Call professional pest control services.
We hate to break it to you, but bedbugs are immune to some insect sprays and pesticides. Getting rid of these bugs requires help from professionals. They can be out of sight to you, but these experts will know how to find them. Remember that bedbugs love to stay in your sleeping area. You shouldn’t do pest control on your own. The chemicals might end up in your bed or mattresses and cause harmful effects on your skin and health in general. Just leave the matter to the professionals.
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