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Losing Sleep Over These Tiny Bites!! HELP PLS

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  1. needhelpbuthopeful

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    This past weekend I was at the beach and stayed at a hotel for someone’s wedding. During the wedding, I felt sharp, tiny pin pricks and I started scratching and figured they were small flies on the beach that were biting me because I literally saw one bite me on my arm. However the last few days, I’ve been getting very tiny bites scattered across my body. It makes me very anxious and I’m not totally sure if they’re from sand flies anymore.

    I know it’s difficult to ID bed bug bites but I’ve never had bed bugs before so I’m not sure what the bites look like. If someone could tell me if these look similar to what you’ve had, that would help. I don’t know if I’m overreacting, and my father is choosing not to take this seriously.
    Here are what they look like

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    They are not very itchy, they itch when they initially appear and then heal within 1-3 days. Does this sound normal? PLEASE GIVE ME ANY IDEA I am freaking out I’ve never had bed bugs idk what to do.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    By the way I forgot to mention that I searched my mattress throughly and found no fecal stains,
    Blood, eggs or anything like that. I am confused and worried

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    needhelpbuthopeful - 35 minutes ago  » 
    By the way I forgot to mention that I searched my mattress throughly and found no fecal stains,
    Blood, eggs or anything like that. I am confused and worried

    Can't tell you if it's a bed bug bite or not but the one closest to your wrist looks like flea bites I've had in the past. I lived with a guy with 3 dogs and occasionally I'd get bitten by a flea, looked a lot like that. I've also come across fleas in hotel rooms, just a thought.

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    I don’t have any dogs or cats around me so I doubt it would be fleas. Also, I don’t find these bites upon waking up, I just find them throughout the day

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    I wouldn’t worry too much. Say you did get bit by bed bugs on your trip, that doesn’t mean you brought them home. Some bites don’t surface until days later. Also, if by chance you did bring some home, you will be catching the problem before it becomes difficult to treat. (But, remember skin issues can be the result of a lots of other things besides bed bugs.) You can look up how to make a diy monitor on this site. It’s easy and can bring peace of mind. Good luck!

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    Where do I find how to DIY a monitor? Please help link me, that would be very useful. What do I do if I keep getting bites but still see no sign of bed bugs on my mattress?

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Here you go: http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/diy-monitor-for-those-on-a-tight-budget

    If you scroll down to the bottom, Lou explains how to make a fan shaped one, too.

    I’m not sure how to answer your question because I’m not an expert, but if no bugs show up on the monitors after a couple of weeks, you’re probably fine. If you’re really freaked out, you can always get a professional inspection.


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