Bed Bug Bites
While bed bug bites are not life-threatening, they can be very uncomfortable. They are also notoriously difficult to get rid of, requiring extensive effort and professional services.
A bed bug bite is a small red bump that appears after being bitten by bed bugs. It is typically the size of a pea and is usually located in exposed areas of the body. Bed bugs feed on human blood and will bite sleeping humans, usually several times per night. They will often bite on the face, neck, arms, legs or feet. Bed bugs prefer to feed until they are fully engorged with blood before retreating to their hiding spot in the mattress or box spring.
Bed bug bites appear immediately after being bitten by a bed bug but can take up to two weeks to appear in some people. In most cases, bed bug bites cause no medical problems but may be an indicator that you have a larger infestation on your hands.