Yes be very aware they do bite and cause irritation. BED BUGS.
After my few days getaway, on our return home, my back became irritated and itchy.
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I have been fortunate never to have this problem in my lifetime before.
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This is the little pest.
A little bit of information from various sites - wikiHow - NHS Choices.
Bed bugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, declining in incidence through the mid 20th century. However, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic, worldwide resurgence since they have now evolved resistance to common insecticides. Bed bugs are one of the great travelers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. To get rid of bed bugs, act at the first signs of infestation and use an integrated pest management approach involving prevention, sanitation, and chemical treatment. Bed bugs can be persistent, so you'll need to demonstrate a greater level of persistence if you want to eliminate them.
They can also cling to curtain rods, air conditioners, fans and also inside electronics.
Bedbug bites are painless, but some people experience a reaction to them. This can occur from a few minutes after being bitten up to a week or two later.
- can cause itchy red bumps on the skin
- usually occur on exposed areas such as the face, neck, hands or arms
- often occur in lines across the skin
- may cause a rash or fluid-filled blisters in more severe cases
- can become infected with bacteria if scratched – signs of infection include pain, increasing redness and swelling
See your GP if you develop signs of a skin infection (pain, redness and swelling). You may need antibiotics.
Edited by andy, 11 July 2017 - 03:19 PM.