Bed Bug vs Mosquito Bites

Find Out If You Have Bed Bug Bites or Mosquito Bites?

bed bug bite compared to a mosquito bite on the skin

You don’t want to be the victim of any bug bite, but it can be disconcerting when you know what bit you. There are some  Learn about the similarities and differences between bed bug and mosquito bites so you can identify what bit you.

Bed Bug Versus Mosquito Bites

What are the symptoms of a mosquito bite vs a bed bug bite?

Mosquitoes: Mosquito bites appear as a dime-sized red bump on your skin. They are itchy and should not be painful. When you have multiple mosquito bites, they are probably sporadic around your body in areas that have been exposed while outside.

Bed Bugs: When you have bed bug bites, you will likely find tiny bumps in a line down your skin. That’s because the bugs are munching as they walk along your skin! Bed bug bites can be itchy or burn a few days after exposure. You will likely find these marks on extremities that are bare when sleeping, like arms and legs.

beg bug bites vs mosquito bites

When do mosquitoes bite versus bed bugs?

Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes can only survive in warmer weather, so if you are noticing bites in the middle of winter, a mosquito probably isn’t the culprit you’re looking for.

Bed Bugs: A bed bug infestation can appear any time of year. You’re most likely to deal with bed bugs after travel, though there are many ways bed bugs can get into your home, so you can’t completely rule them out.

Are mosquito bites riskier to health than bed bug bites?

Mosquitoes: While many people consider mosquito bites more of an annoyance than anything because of the itchy welts, they can actually be quite deadly. In fact, mosquitoes are known as one of the deadliest creatures on earth because of the severe diseases they spread. Mosquitoes are known for spreading the West Nile Virus or the Zika virus in certain parts of the world. We even have some mosquitoes in our area that spread the West Nile Virus, so it’s important to watch for signs of issues after getting bitten.

Bed Bugs: Bites are generally harmless, but people who are allergic to bed bug saliva can develop welts, hives, and inflamed skin bumps that require medical attention.

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