Bed Bug Rash and Bed Bug Odour
Statistics show that there are 90% chances that your five start hotel suite is infested with bed bugs and you don’t even know it. There are a number of ways in which you can identify an infestation but the most common symptoms come in the form of rashes and bad odour.
Here are the symptoms of a quintessential bed bug rash –
1. The first thing that will happen to you is an ‘itch’. The rash first starts to itch even though the rash may not be visible to the naked eye.
2. These bites are typically itchier than mosquito bites. While you will feel a sting, the itching will start after a couple of minutes or an hour because of the saliva of this bug acts as an anaesthetic and anticoagulant to ensure that there is no clotting of blood.
3. In fact, for some people, the rash may appear after a couple of days to a week after being bitten depending on the chemical reaction that takes places between your body and the chemical that is being emitted by the bug.
4. The rash typically starts with single, small and inflamed circular bump that will look similar to mosquito bite. Eventually it will get bigger and more visible. If you end up developing more than one of these, it means that there are multiple bed bugs that are feasting on you.
5. For many, especially those who move a lot in their sleep, the rash ends up looking like an in-line rash or a scratch.
6. You know you need to take immediate action in case you notice a rash, since it takes longer to heal than other rashes.
Bed Bug Odour –
2. Many times, you walk into a hotel room and notice this sweet like musty odour that you may find offensive. This is released by the bugs and will be most prominent around the mattresses and the headboard of the bed.
3. Don’t forget to look at the crevices, wooden chairs and sofas of your home or hotel room as well to check if that’s where the odour is coming from.
4. If the infestation is not too large, trying to detect it with the help of odour may be ineffective.
Make sure that you check your entire suitcase and luggage to make sure that the infestation doesn’t spread. It is likely that you bring home the bed bug infestation from your trip, and you are in for some big trouble. You can even have all your clothes washed before you leave to go home to minimize any risk whatsoever.
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