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Bed bugs bite: recognize, symptoms and treat

  1. A bed bug bite can cause certain signs and symptoms, such as itching and redness. The bed bug, formerly known as 'bedbug', is a blood-sucking parasite. Bed bugs suck blood from warm-blooded animals and humans. Although bed bugs bite humans, they are not known to transmit disease to humans. The bed bug is on average about 6 mm long as an adult. Bed bugs hide in small cracks in and around the bed and wait for you to sleep, then sneak into your bed, and while you sleep they bite you and feed on your blood. The next morning you wake up wondering why you have itchy bumps.

Recognize bed bugs bite by the symptoms

  1. Local response You don't feel a bed bug bite. This is because a bed bug bites saliva

Are bed bugs dangerous?

  1. No diseases Many stinging and biting insects can transmit disease from one person to another or pathogenic microorganisms. For example, a tick can transmit the Borrelia bacteria, which causes Lyme disease. Unlike many biting insects, the bed bug does not transmit disease when it bites you. Although bed bugs can carry germs such as the hepatitis B virus

Treating a bed bug bite

  1. The symptoms of a bed bug bite usually disappear within one to two weeks. In case of severe itching, the doctor can prescribe a corticosteroid cream. This will help reduce itching and inflammation. Applying aloe vera

Fighting bed bugs in the house

  1. Bed bugs must be entered by a specialized pest control service. You can also call in the Municipal Health Service (GGD). The GGD can send a person to your house to effectively control the bed bug.

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