Having bite marks on your body is the most common sign that you have bed bugs. Most people are bitten while they sleep and do not know they have been bitten or know that they need Seattle bed bug treatment until the next day when they notice one or more of the following:

  • Several welts, often appearing in a line that zigzags

  • Welts that itch intensely

  • Specks of blood on the bedding

The first time you are bitten, the bites may not itch right away. It can take time for your body to develop a reaction to the bites. Some people develop itchy welts within a few days of the initial bites, but it can take as long as 14 days before the bites itch. You will not see bed bugs living on your body. Unlike lice and mites that cause scabs, bed bugs come out of hiding to feed on human blood. Feeding lasts about 4-12 minutes. After it feeds, it returns to its hiding place. Although less common, it is possible to develop a serious or even life threatening reaction to bedbug bites. These reactions include:

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Heartbeat is irregular or forceful

  • Tongue is swollen

  • Very large blisters

  • Fever

  • Feeling extremely sick

  • Infection from scratching

  • Anemia

The good news is you don’t have to live with these disgusting pests. Our professionals can get rid of them for good without using harmful chemicals. Protect your home and family from bed bugs with Seattle’s best exterminator.