How to Tell Which Bug Bit You?

Waking up and feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep is an amazing feeling. Looking down at your arms or legs and seeing red marks, bumps, and cuts — not such a great feeling. More often than not, these skin irritations are a result of bug bites. But how can you tell which bug bit you?

Bed Bugs
Unfortunately, bed bugs feed off of the blood of humans and will establish their residence in your clothing, bedding, and furniture. Bed bug bites resemble mosquito bites with a swollen, red, and slightly itchy bump. The good news is that these blood suckers don’t carry disease, but can worsen the condition of your skin.

Yes, fleas usually start appearing because of the family dog. However, fleas can jump off of the dog and right onto you! Flea bites resemble bed bug bites, but if scratched they can cause irritation and infection. Be sure to wash your dog with special shampoo that specifically targets fleas.

With diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ticks are more dangerous than ever. Once they bite, they will latch onto the skin and will need to be removed with tweezers. There will be a red welt left behind — if the tick carries a disease then a red circle will appear around the welt. Seek the assistance of a doctor if this comes to fruition.

Black Widow Spiders
Now it’s time to talk about the bad boys on the block. Black Widow spiders will leave fang marks when they bite. Soon after you will experience the side effects of nausea, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps. A bite by this dangerous spider can be deadly if left untreated.

There are hundreds of bugs living in New York and it can be hard to tell which one is the culprit. The one thing they all have in common is that they should be exterminated from homes and businesses. With help from Knockout Pest Control you can have these pests evicted without the fear of them coming back. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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