Bites on Daughter and Dog but nobody else??(4 posts)
I have zero signs of these horrible pests, other than the 7 bites on my daughter and one on my dog. We all sleep in the same bed. On July 9th my daughter complained of itchy bites,there were 3 along her shoulder blade in a line and one under her belly button. We had spent the previous day at a cottage so obviously Mosquitos. On July 16 she showed me 2 more under the line of 3 and one near her armpit. They became extremely itchy and bothersome so her camp counselor mentioned bed bugs. OMG......so the research began.
I found this wonderful website and began the search. NOTHING. So I naturally assumed it is early in the game. I have bagged, laundered and dried twice and bagged again everything in our room. I am not sleeping and refuse to turn off the light. I am so exhausted that I'm literally making myself sick. Everyone thinks I'm overreacting since there are no signs, but I'm trying to be proactive.
My current problem is I sprayed the mattress and box spring with Green Earth bed bug spray so the fumes made it impossible to sleep in there. I also purchased DE and have used way too much, and now can barely tolerate going in to continue the search. Thoughts anyone??
If you've read the FAQs on this site, you'll know that skin reactions are a useless way to determine whether or not you have BBs.
If you're letting your dog sleep in your bed you need to rule out the obvious before letting some camp counselor scare you, the obvious in this case being fleas. Do you treat your dog against fleas regularly & if so, with what products? Have you loked for evidence of fleas such as fine, gritty dirt around your bed & bedframe?
I definitely think I am a little obsessed!! It's horrible what these bugs do to us physically and mentally. My dog was treated with revolution approx. 3 weeks ago. I looked at pics of flea bites and they seem to be a lot smaller, no? I am very new to this concept and I thank you for your time to reply. This website is my new BFF, especially from the hrs of 11:00-5:00!! Lol
PS Unfortunately have vacuumed up all dirt.
Read the FAQs on this site, you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick on bites. There's a huge amount of rubbish talked about BBs, fortunately, you've found this site, where accurate & up-to-date info is freely available.
Think logically - what causes the mark associated with an insect bite?
These are bite reactions. They are determined, not by the size of an insect's mouthparts or some other aspect of the insect*, but by an individual's own immune system.
Consequently, there is no "typical" flea bite, mosquito bite, nor bed bug bite. It's wholly individual.
* Except horsefly bites - uniquely, horseflies slash the skin & their bites are quite easy to recognise.
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