Have you ever woken up with a small red, itchy spot on your arm, and not really known what it is? Or maybe you thought it was a bug bite, but not sure which bug it was that’s chowed down on you. The first thought you may have had is to think ‘Oh no! We have bed bugs!’.
This is a very common situation that we come across at Empire Pest Control. There could be several pests to blame for the bite, so you can’t jump straight to bed bugs.
Here are some common pest bites…
- Flea bites – If you have pets that sleep in your room, you can bet it’s a flea that’s the culprit. If you have a flea infestation they will tend to bite in one area of your body, so it looks like a rash or row of welts. The bite can also be very painful for some.
- Mosquito bites – in the warmer months mosquitoes can get into our home and cause itchy red spots on our skin.
- Carpet beetle bites – Also a common cause of rashes and itchy spots on your body, the carpet beetle! Carpet beetles don’t actually bite you. Our skin reacts to their stiff hairs, and it causes and allergic reaction. Children are particularly susceptible to these rashes, as their skin is a lot more sensitive.
Of course it may be bed bugs that you are experiencing. But regardless of whatever pest is causing you to itch and scratch, we recommend you always seek the help of a pest control professional. We will be able to identify and control the pest efficiently, so you can enjoy a night’s sleep without being a meal to a pest.
If you are experiencing a pest control problem at the moment, don’t wait for it to get worse and spread before you take action. Call us today for advice and to organise a home survey visit.