What does a bed bug rash look like?
How to Submit a Bed Bug Report?
Just follow these simple steps:
- Find the hotel you stayed at by using the search box at the top of every page.
- If you can find it, search for the city where the hotel is located.
- Click on 'Write Report' button on the hotel or city page and complete the form.
What does a bedbug look like?
Bed bugs are little mites that are hard to see with a naked eye. They tend to be dark brown in color, and oval in shape. Sometimes, however, they can appear red after they have fed on a meal of a host's blood. They have very small wings, but they are vestigial and the bedbugs are actually unable to fly. Instead, bed bugs move about by scurrying very quickly. Due to their very small size, what you see may not actually resemble a bug. A large bedbug measures 5 mm in size (about the size of an apple seed), though younger ones are only 1 to 2 mm in size.
It is never nice to sleep somewhere that is infested with bed bugs, and often one of the first ways that most people find out that they have been a midnight feast for the dreaded bed bugs is when they start to find bite marks. These bite marks are small and are similar in appearance to the bites of a mosquito or spider, and because most victims get bitten by multiple bed bugs, the bites will most likely be spread out all over their body.
Some people are lucky enough to not get any visible marks where they have been bitten by bed bugs. For most people, the bites will not be obvious right away, but will start to appear a few hours after they have been bitten.
These small bites can often become raised, round and red, and are often found in clusters of three bites close together in a straight line pattern. Because any clothing will make it harder for bed bugs to get their meal, any bites will usually only appear on the exposed areas of skin, such as the face, neck, arms and feet.
Fortunately, bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases, so any reaction that people experience to the bites can be treated with antihistamines, like any other allergic reaction. Topical creams or gels that contain hydrocortisone or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can also be very helpful in easing the itch. These remedies can be found over the counter, but for severe cases, the patient may need to see his or her doctor.