Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs From your Sensitive Skin

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs On Your Skin

 

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Bed bugs are nocturnal parasites that feed exclusively on blood. As such, they often nest and hide in places where they have access to their prey. Unfortunately, these insects are non-discriminatory and will bite a warm-blooded prey, whether it is animal or human. If there are bed bugs in your home, it is likely that they will find a way to get to you. Learn how to get rid of bed bugs on your skin and avoid the problems associated with their bites.

 
What to Expect About Bed Bugs
 
The first thing you need to know about bed bugs is that while they may bite, they are not burrowing insects, so there is no danger that they will create holes in the skin and burrow under in order to nest. Once they have fed on their host, they will crawl away to their nest or hiding place. When a bed bug bites, most people do not even feel it because the bugs' saliva has numbing properties. By the time they notice the telltale red marks, the insect is already long gone. 
 
Here are tips on how to get rid of bed bugs on your skin:
 
In the unlikely event that you do find a bed bug still attached to your skin during feeding, swat it off right away. These insects only bite but do not bury any part of their body into the skin, unlike ticks. You could also use a tissue or a cotton ball dipped in alcohol to wipe the bug away. Be aware that if it has already bitten you, the alcohol will sting the area. It will, however, disinfect the location of the bite. Just make sure to wash the area with soap and water right away. Apply an anti-itch cream or lotion and do not scratch the area to avoid an infection.
 
Will applying a repellent work?
 
Bed bugs are known to sit on surfaces that have been treated with chemical repellents, so it is likely that applying a topical anti-bug lotion will not help. Besides, the lotion, cream or spray applied onto the skin before bedtime might already lose its potency by the time bed bugs begin feeding at around 3 to 5 a.m.
 
If you have just been to a place with a known bed bug infestation, make sure to treat your clothes, luggage and shoes first before storing them in your house. Bed bugs tend to hitch a ride on their hosts in order to travel from one place to the next. If bed bugs are found on your skin, take a shower to wash them off. It is also a good idea to start cleaning your room or home if you suspect an infestation. Bed bugs are difficult – but not impossible – to eliminate. Often, a combination of natural and chemical approaches is enough to do the trick.
 
And I figured Id throw this video in for good measure!!
 

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