Do you think it’s bedbugs?

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Question by megan:
Do you think it’s bedbugs?

When I woke up this morning, I INSTANTLY noticed a huge cluster of 10-11 bites on my arm. They itch so bad it’s unbearable.

I have spent all of today doing so many loads of laundry I’m literally exhausted–all of my clothing, all of my tapestries, bedding, rugs, backpacks/bags, everything.

I have noticed getting bug bites in the past couple of weeks, but they were absolutely NOTHING like this. They would just be one or two bites, they didn’t itch as badly, and they weren’t in clusters.

Along with doing heaps of laundry, after Googling around I bought some rubbing alcohol and put it in a spray bottle and sprayed it everywhere I could think of. But, I haven’t found ANY other sign of bedbugs other than the bites… no bugs, no blood stains, nothing.

Should I just go to sleep tonight, and see what happens over the next few days? Or do you think I actually do have bedbugs and I need to have an exterminator?

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Answer by Tim the hippie
I dunno if U have bedbugs or not, but here are some pics of bedbug bites…



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S.E.P. March 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

If you are experiencing bites but have not seen any bugs, you should consider the circumstances in which the bites are occurring. There is a good chance that you have bed bugs if you keep repeatedly waking up each morning with bite symptoms on your body that were not present when you went to sleep. It is also important to realize that just because you have looked for bed bugs and could not find them, does not mean that they are not there. These insects lead a very cryptic and secretive lifestyle and will often go undetected. Occasionally you may see evidence of a bed bug infestation without actually seeing any bed bugs. Bed bugs leave fecal stains that are actually partially digested blood. Remember that it will not be red unless you crush a bed bug that has just recently fed. As the blood is digested it turns black and therefore the bed bug droppings usually consist of several black spots in one area. The fecal spots will not flake off if rubbed and will smear if wiped with a wet rag. It is best to have a QUALIFIED professional conduct an inspection for you. Also, rubbing alcohol will only kill the adult bed bugs(not EGGS) with direct immediate contact, and will not fix your problems. I advise to spend a little now on an inspection and avoid a chance of allowing mass infestation. Hope this helps. And Good Luck.



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