common to have bites everyday?(6 posts)
i recently got bites on my legs
it comes by two or one bites at a time
but it has been 4 days and each day it seems to have added one to two bite marks
it's itchy and red and mainly on the left leg
i have read some of the posts and their bites are occurs weekly
but the ones i have are daily and that the size and shape of the marks are similar to bed bugs
Each bed bug will bite about once or week (give or take-- more active in warmer rooms, to a point).
So how many bites you get per week depends on how many bed bugs you have.
It's also my understanding that you might have more than one mark from one bed bug feeding at one time-- so don't assume three bites = three bed bugs.
Keep in mind that some people react after a time-- so you may have been bitten earlier and reacted later.
However, you can't diagnose bed bugs from skin reactions. These can have other causes. Bed bug monitors may help you determine if you have bed bugs.
thank you for the reply
i can feel something around 0200 - 0400 hrs in the morning
then i found bite marks
i actually got startled but when i look right away, i see nothing
it comes in pairs in a linear fashion
i cannot seem to find anything though
i did put lots of 'bed bug & crawling insect killer dust' (sillicon dioxide 90%, present as diatomaceous earth) on my bed frame and ground
i also check the bed each day but did not seem to find anything
i wonder if it is possible that they are hiding at somewhere not on my bed but other places...
this was a bug that was crawling slowly but not sure what it is
it's about 4mm long
found it on my head side of the bed (but my bites are all on my legs...
here's another picture under the bed
it seems to be skin casts? with spiders and other stuff
but please help id what that might be
I can't see the bug in the picture well enough to tell if it is a bed bug or not.
As the other member advised, 1 bedbug may make multiple bites for one feeding (leaving multiple bumps on your legs) some of those bumps may show up immediately after the bite some may take 1-2 days to appear.
Also, I have noticed that if I scratch my bites they seem to "spred" or make it appera as though are more bumps then there really are. I use a Hydrocortisone cream to ease the itching (it eases itching it does NOT make itching stop).
Bedbugs feed about every 5-7 days on average so if you are noticing bights more frequently than you may have more bedbugs than some other people on this site.
ztedac.... The photos that you posted look like a carpet beetle and their larvae. The hair from carpet beetles can cause bite like reactions in people who are allergic to them. That could be what is causing your bites and why they are showing up daily. Hoping this will bump back up to the top so that a professional (of which I am not) can give you his thoughts. I didn't read that you had found any bed bugs or signs of bed bugs, so maybe capret beetles is what you are dealing with at this time. Good luck!!
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