Pests that bite might all belong to different animal kingdoms but the bite marks they leave behind are usually pretty similar. If you’ve been a victim of one of these bites, it’s important that you find out which pest might have caused it. The same anti-itch creams or medicines are mostly used for all pest bites but identifying which pest has infested your house is crucial to get rid of it.
Below are a few characteristics of the bite marks left by some of the most common house pests.
Bed bugs are unique in that they usually inhabit your bed and the bite mark they leave behind starts to itch after you wake up in the morning. Other important identification points for a bed bug infestation are spots of blood left behind on your sheets or pillow covers, rash that could become a blister in sensitive skin types and tiny brown-black excretions left behind near the bed or furniture.
If you own a dog or a cat, the chances of a flea infestation increase many folds. If your pet sleeps in the same room as you, the probability of a flea infestation increases even more. Flea bites usually cause rashes and parallel welt marks. They can also be painful sometimes for the more sensitive skin types.
These summer critters can bite and leave a more serious allergic reaction. Some species of beetles such as the carpet beetle that thrive in carpeted homes bite more often that other beetle types. Carpet beetles, in particular, target children more because their larvae can easily attach to their soft skins.
You might have thought spiders just look yucky but they can actually bite sometimes too. As with beetles, certain spider types bite more often than others. The key sign of a spider infestation is of course spider webs around your house. The bite itself is not unique and may be easily confused with a bed bug bite. However, these bites can be painful sometimes.
If you’re still unsure what pest has been biting you and your family, call a pest control company to help you correctly identify and exterminate the pest.
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