The difference between a flea and bed bug bite

Are you being bitten by something but not too sure who the culprit is? Look no further than here as we have all the information you need!

Both fleas and bed bugs are common pests that can be caught in the simplest ways, such as public transport or hotels, so it is nothing to be ashamed of. It is important to know the differences between the two so you can carry out the required treatment to get rid of them. Read further to find out more!

Fleas are most often brought in by your pets and will generally live around the neck and tummy area. However, when they jump off the animal, they will attack your feet and ankles. They will attack at any given time, or whenever they get the chance to. Initially, the bite causes small, clustered bumps on the skin that are incredibly itchy. They will then develop into a dark red scab and can often develop into blisters.

A bed bugs main source of food is human blood. As per their name, they are predominantly found in beds or places of rest. They will attack approximately every 3 days as this is how often they feed. Unlike a flea, they cannot jump so they rely on crawling to get from A to B. A bed bug bite can appear anywhere on the body and will start as 3-4 small red spots in a line that may not even be itchy.  Over time they will bleed and cause a hard, white swelling.

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