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can you ever feel yourself being bitten?

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  1. shiry7

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 18 2011 12:24:28
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    from what I've read, bed bugs inject something that ensures that we don't feel a thing when they bite us. I've just had my second treatment a little less than a week ago and got bitten by something this weekend. I felt a stinging sensation when I got bitten, so I'm wondering if that means it was something other than bed bugs. however, it also happened immediately after I got into bed at around midnight. if it makes a difference only 4 bed bugs total (1 adult, 3 nymphs) were ever found in my apartment, and the infestation is very light.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 18 2011 12:35:42
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    shiry7 - 10 minutes ago  » 
    from what I've read, bed bugs inject something that ensures that we don't feel a thing when they bite us. I've just had my second treatment a little less than a week ago and got bitten by something this weekend. I felt a stinging sensation when I got bitten, so I'm wondering if that means it was something other than bed bugs. however, it also happened immediately after I got into bed at around midnight. if it makes a difference only 4 bed bugs total (1 adult, 3 nymphs) were ever found in my apartment, and the infestation is very light.

    Yes I have felt them, most don't because they feed while your asleep, my daughter feels them to. feels like a pin prick

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 18 2011 17:31:05
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    I once allowed one to bite me to see what it felt like. (I pulled it off the wall and attached it to my arm.) It started to sting after about a minute, and after about another 30 seconds I shook it off. Bite didn't emerge until days later.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 25 2011 14:41:32
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    I'm just wondering; if the bites aren't necessarily felt, and they tend to take days to show, then how is it people often post things like, "after xyz (treatment of choice) I haven't been bitten in xyz days"? I mean, incidentally, my landlord came yesterday and heat up my place to 138 degrees for 4 hours. The day before, I had my carpet steam cleaned as well as my car. Still, today, I noticed a few new bites. No signs of anything anywhere. Are these old bites just now surfacing? My apartment is stripped to almost nothing. The whole place has been steamed/heated/sprayed/DE'd, etc. I have 4 bites. They itch. Are they old? Sometimes I do feel the bites, sometimes I don't. According to you guys, I could be just now feeling old bites as if they were taking place now. Just don't know what else to do, or how to ever know for sure, then.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 25 2011 14:58:49
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    Hi,

    To a slightly different bit of information into the mix.

    I used to feed bedbugs one at a time, in the same way that people may get bitten, in such cases I had no reaction and could not feel them.

    Now I tend to feed 500 - 1,000 at a time once a week and boy can I feel it. Its like a tattoo gun being wielded by some mad psycho clown and a mind bending trip.

    My point is that you get as much variation between level of stimuli with a person as you do person to person variance.

    David Cain
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    P.S. Yes I am feeding them as I type this

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 25 2011 15:01:55
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    bed-bugscouk - 2 minutes ago  » 
    P.S. Yes I am feeding them as I type this

    How long does your reaction last, and what, if anything, do you do to reduce the reaction?

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    OhNoes - 2 minutes ago  » 

    bed-bugscouk - 2 minutes ago  » 
    P.S. Yes I am feeding them as I type this

    How long does your reaction last, and what, if anything, do you do to reduce the reaction?

    See here:

    http://www.bed-bugs.co.uk/colonyfeeding.html

    Avoid scratching an opening wounds, avoid hot baths and showers. Some medications help but I don't take anything and its 90% gone by the morning.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 25 2011 21:13:19
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    For the record, most of my bites seemed to emerge either right after I was bitten (I'd wake up with them) or later in the day. I'm sorry there's often no rhyme or reason to it.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Oct 27 2011 13:37:51
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    My daughters bites showed up next day.And they itch just like mosquito bites. I was told you have to heat your place up to more than 200dg. Farenheight.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Dec 9 2011 15:38:21
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