This is no pleasant news to hear for bed bug lovers. The pictures of bed bug or mosquito bites above are simply not acceptable for those with a weak immune system! Never have this disease and want you’re a cure as soon as possible!
A few months ago, I was reading the Reddit forum “lying sickness” and learning a lot about the difference between bed bug bites and mosquito bites. Curious to know more, I quickly looked it up on the web. What I found surprised me. Yes, there are quite a few differences between the two! This is why you need to know the difference… especially when considering whether or not you might be suffering from either disease at the moment.
To begin with, let me explain what exactly I mean by the difference… Bed bugs are insects that belong to a family called Cimicidae. These include mosquitoes and some wasps and ants, among others. The main feeding method for bed bugs is blood sucking. They will also suck your blood if you are wearing a nightgown or any tight clothing where they can easily bite down into.
As you may have guessed from the name of this particular species of insect, bedbugs are attracted to heat. That’s why you’ll see them around a lighted fire pit, even if it’s an artificial one. Also, it’s best not to have anything flammable near your home (including matches and lighter fluid). Fire pits and open flames are the most likely places where you’ll run into this particular problem, which is why it’s so important to be aware of the difference between these and the “bed bug or mosquito” comparison.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s take a look at the main differences between these two insect problems. In general, mosquitoes are less aggressive than bed-bugs when it comes to searching for victims. They tend to stay around the edges of sleeping areas, like your bedroom. They are also less of a problem than ants, who seem to love to inhabit cracks and crevices, along with cracks in the foundation of your home and other nooks and crannies.
In addition to that, the bed bug bites generally don’t cause much irritation. Many people confuse itching caused by mosquito bites with allergies, which is always a mistake. It’s true that a person may develop an itchy rash after having an encounter with one of these creatures, but there’s no real way to tell whether it’s actually allergies or a reaction to the chemicals they emit. All the same, there are plenty of effective treatments that you can purchase for treating these bugs on your own.
You can purchase a bed bug bites treatment sprays from your local drugstore or supermarket. There are also plenty of products you can purchase online, which are equally effective and less expensive. If you are particularly uncomfortable with spraying these bugs around your bed and/or mattress, you can also try to fog them with vinegar to prevent any bites from occurring.
Hopefully this article has given you some insights into the differences between bed bug bites and mosquito bites. While it is true that these insects do share some common characteristics, their differences can often be the key to successful extermination. If you have any doubts about the veracity of these tidbits, just ask someone who has dealt with bed bug infestations for herself or himself. Chances are that they will be able to provide you with great firsthand information on the subject. Either way, bed bug bites are definitely an annoyance and should be taken care of as quickly as possible!