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Do Bed bug bites vary in size?

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  1. BattlefrontFan

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    Recently, I have been getting bites on my hands, always around the same area with the consistent bedbug pattern. I have had them in the past and these new “bites” don’t necessarily look like the ones I had before. But these ones on my hand are pretty small, I got a classic bedbug bites months earlier and they look much larger, however it was on my Side.

    Now the question is, do bedbug bites vary in size depending on where you are bit? ( ex. Hand compared to arm )

    Bites on hand ( tough to see )
    https://ibb.co/erYfmR

    Edited to help see
    https://ibb.co/jT76RR

    Bites on my side from months ago
    https://ibb.co/c07Ufm

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    looks like a rash to me no bb bite, but I'm no expert. had em for 15 months tho

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    BattlefrontFan - 13 hours ago  » 
    Recently, I have been getting bites on my hands, always around the same area with the consistent bedbug pattern. I have had them in the past and these new “bites” don’t necessarily look like the ones I had before. But these ones on my hand are pretty small, I got a classic bedbug bites months earlier and they look much larger, however it was on my Side.
    Now the question is, do bedbug bites vary in size depending on where you are bit? ( ex. Hand compared to arm )

    What is the consistent bed bug pattern? Same for classic bed bug bites?

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    loubugs - 54 minutes ago  » 

    BattlefrontFan - 13 hours ago  » 
    Recently, I have been getting bites on my hands, always around the same area with the consistent bedbug pattern. I have had them in the past and these new “bites” don’t necessarily look like the ones I had before. But these ones on my hand are pretty small, I got a classic bedbug bites months earlier and they look much larger, however it was on my Side.
    Now the question is, do bedbug bites vary in size depending on where you are bit? ( ex. Hand compared to arm )

    What is the consistent bed bug pattern? Same for classic bed bug bites?

    When I had my infestation, they came 80% of the time in 3s or fours with a triangle or linear pattern. But my question was of bites vary depending where you are bit at ( arm compared to hand )

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    BattlefrontFan - 3 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 54 minutes ago  » 

    BattlefrontFan - 13 hours ago  » 
    Recently, I have been getting bites on my hands, always around the same area with the consistent bedbug pattern. I have had them in the past and these new “bites” don’t necessarily look like the ones I had before. But these ones on my hand are pretty small, I got a classic bedbug bites months earlier and they look much larger, however it was on my Side.
    Now the question is, do bedbug bites vary in size depending on where you are bit? ( ex. Hand compared to arm )

    What is the consistent bed bug pattern? Same for classic bed bug bites?

    When I had my infestation, they came 80% of the time in 3s or fours with a triangle or linear pattern. But my question was of bites vary depending where you are bit at ( arm compared to hand )

    You were bitten by bed bugs that were feeding near one another. Other 20% were single-looking bites? I've been feeding them for over 20 years. Many of my bites are still little bumps that disappear within the hour. If I feed hundreds in one place (about a 1 to 1.5 inch circle) from a screen cover, then there's a red area that is all swollen and it goes flat in a few hours or so.

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    The bumps on your hands don't look anything like the bites I experienced, but the other photo of the one grouped in a triangular 3 looks a lot like the ones I had. I would get that kind of grouping on all parts of my body 80 to 90% of the time so I understand why you refer to it as "classic bite pattern".


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