Bug bites can cause a variety of serious health problems. For example, they may lead to blisters, infections caused by scratching the itchy skin or may even transmit disease. And things are even worse for people susceptible to allergies. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between bed bug and flea bites, as well as how to treat them on time.
If something is continuously biting you or other members of your family, it’s likely that you have an infestation on your hands. Below, you can learn more about how to identify the bites and the bugs behind them. Just remember that the symptoms we describe in this guide may differ from yours, depending on how sensitive your skin is and on whether you’re allergic to the bugs.
Signs of a Fleas and Bedbugs infestation:
- Finding small red or brown stains on your sheets indicates that the insects have been feeding the previous night.
- Rusty stains on your sheets or mattress can be a sign of a bed bug infestation. You can also check your skirting board to make sure.
- Pets that are irritated by fleas may occasionally tear out their own hair.
- Put on white socks and walk around your house and near your pets. If a flea jumps on you, you will spot it easily once it lands on your white sock.