> What are the symptoms of bed bugs and what are their feeding habits?
Bed bugs most often suck blood without you even being aware of it happening. They do not hurt when biting as they insert a numbing agent into your skin, alongside an anticoagulant that allows your blood to flow smoothly whilst they suck on it.
Bed bugs are more prone to bite when you are lying still, therefore, their peak biting activity usually happens during the night. It only takes as little as three minutes for bed bugs to obtain a full meal. After this they tend to crawl into crevices where undetected to digest and sleep.
The first signs that come from bed bugs are bites. Whereby, your skin can appear itchy and red bites are visible. These bites may be more so on your upper body, arms, and shoulders and the bite marks could appear in straight rows. However, do not presume all bites are immediately from bed bugs, as bites are extremely difficult to identify. Therefore, we recommend you seek a doctor’s advice if you are unsure. Surprisingly, some people have no reaction to bed bug bites; they have no signs of itchiness or visible red spots. Therefore, this is one of the reasons why bed bugs can go undetected for lengthy periods of time.