Want to identify a bug you found in your house? If it was crawling in or around your bed, chances are it’s one of these three pests.
Picture of a bed bug:
Picture of a bed bug egg:
Picture of bed bug fecal matter:
Bed bug bites:
- Visually resemble mosquito bits.
- Form a red, raised area.
- Appear in linear patterns or rows, usually three or more bites in a row.
- Most often bite on the upper body, especially arms, face and neck.
- Itch and become inflamed.
- Can blister.
Picture of a carpet beetle:
Picture of a carpet beetle egg:
Picture of carpet beetle fecal matter:
Carpet beetle bites: Carpet beetles do not actually bite, but they do crawl on and around people and can cause an allergic reaction that resembles a bite.
Picture of a flea:
Picture of a flea egg:
Picture of flea fecal matter:
- Fleas tend to bite the limbs, and rarely bit around the neck and upper torso.
- Sporadic and in a disorganized pattern.
- Usually in groups of three or four.
- Typically have one puncture mark.
- Skin reddens and begins to swell approximately 30 minutes after being bitten. The bites are very itch, and can turn into a blister after a few days.
- Rash turns white when pressure is applied.