Bed Bugs? Ouch and Eww...

Something small is biting me every night. Each morning I wake up a bit more nibbled. There are about thirty small bites on one hand and wrist right now. This has been going on for about two weeks. The bites are itchy and slow to heal. The first ones have not healed, they have just formed little red scabs. (Sorry, for the TMI). The new ones look like little pink pin pricks. It is getting to be a visible rash and I am afraid people will think I have a nasty hygine problem.

I’ve had fleas before due to adopting animals from shelters. The cats don’t have any fleas now though and I don’t see any fleas or flea dander. This feels like fleas, but why would they ignore the cats and only bite me on the wrists? Has anybody else had bed bugs? If so, what did you do to get rid of them?

It is cold here and I frequently wear itchy wool gloves. They irritate the sores but I don’t think an allergic reaction to wool is the cause. The bites seem to be new each morning. Water makes them much worse.

Thanks for any advice on debugging. :smiley:

I don’t mean to be short here, but a google search gives some particularly good results on the subject of Bedbugs. The little beasties are getting to be more of a problem than they used to be. Peruse the first few results, and you will soon know as much as you ever wanted to about their habits, the signs and symptoms of infestation, and methods of control.

Thank you both Never to be Queen & Squink

I never knew what a bed bug was. I knew the “don’t let the bed bugs bite” thing. I always thought they meant fleas.

Thank you for your responses.

I looked up bed bugs on before posting. I found lots of pictures of the actual bugs but no images of actual bites. I want to see, or read, how they differ from flea bites.

The nasty little bites continue…