In the past couple of years there has been a really bed bug epidemic in New York City. It grouses people out just to talk about it. But more recently it is becoming a more traveler’s problem. If you think about it when you are traveling you are more apt to first, sleep in a bed that is usually not yours and second, to sleep in a bed that other people have slept in.
Bed bug bites usually occur in the middle of the night and you wake up with these very itchy bites. Usually on the trunk or the middle of your body than on your arms and legs because bed bugs, like you and I, like to sleep in warm places and the center of your body is warmer than your arms and legs.
These bites are very itchy and interestingly appear in clusters or lines of three or four bites. The reason for this is, the bed bug bites, has a little meal, walks a little bit bites again, satiated falls asleep and falls off of your body.
If you do experience bed bug bites, they are not dangerous bed bugs usually do not spread diseases. They are very itchy and they will go away by themselves although topical cortisones or topical mentholated lotions will help you feel better faster. The real problem is if you have come home with these bites and they don’t just go away and you keep getting more of them, you may have brought some of these pesky little bugs home with you, they travel in your suitcase and they travel in your luggage.
So if after you have come home and you are getting more and more of these bites and they fit this description it may be time to call an exterminator to get rid of the bugs and put an end to your bites.