Bug bites are never fun. Itchiness and red, swollen spots are the most common symptoms which make these injuries very uncomfortable. However, depending on the offending bug, the symptoms can be more extensive and even include a trip to a hospital. So, what bug is biting you?
Did you think fleas only bite your pets and other animals? Well, they bite humans too. Since fleas can’t jump too high, they tend to bite ankles and feet. Flea bites look like small red circles and 3 or 4 bites are in a cluster. Flea bites can be a real pain to deal with, but there are effective treatments available. Check out our article on Flea Treatment to learn how to get rid of fleas for good.
The most famous of insect bites is of course, the mosquito bite. They attack anyone without mercy. They’re also not picky when it comes to where to bite. A red and itchy bump appears right after the bite takes place. Scratching it can make it swell more and become redder and itchier. Mosquitoes can really put a damper on your outdoor gatherings. Check out our article on How to Keep Your Backyard Party Bug Free for tips on how to avoid mosquito bites.
Tick bites are normally isolated and they produce pain, swelling, blisters and a burning sensation. The tick often remains attached to the skin. You need to remove it with tweezers, placing them as close to the skin as possible to try to detach the head. Apply alcohol over the bite and iodine to prevent further infections.
If a red ring appears around the bitten area and starts to expand, it is an indicator of Lyme’s disease. You should visit the doctor immediately in this case. Tick bites can be painful and even lead to infections if not treated properly.
Bed Bug bites can be hard to spot. Their saliva has anesthetic properties and few people know they’ve been bitten until they see the red rash. The small red spots are normally in a cluster or produce a zig-zag pattern. Try not to scratch your bites. If they bleed, they may get infected. If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Check out our article on Bed Bugs Hitchhiking from University or Bed Bugs Vancouver: How to Travel to learn how to get rid of them for good.
Dealing with bug bites can be a pain, but preventing infestations is key to avoiding them altogether. If you’re in the Greater Vancouver area and need help with pest control, give Pestcheck a call. We offer comprehensive pest control services in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby & New West, Coquitlam & Tri-Cities, and Richmond. Click on your city to learn more about our services in your area and how we can help you get back to a pest-free home or business.