Bedbugs : About

A bedbug is a small nocturnal insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by hematophagy, or by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of bedbug bites will usually affect only the surface of your skin, revealing themselves as small itchy red bumps known as papules or wheals. You might find the lesions in a linear or clustered fashion, indicative of repeated feedings by a single bedbug. Some people may develop allergic reactions or larger skin reactions such as:

  • Large, itchy wheals up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) across
  • Blister-like skin inflammations
  • Groups of small, swollen sacs of pus
  • Skin rashes similar to hives