Flea Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites: Different Symptoms, Treatments

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It is very difficult to find out the difference between flea bites and bed bug bites, because there are different types of bugs and bug bites. However both types of bytes will be annoying and in worse cases it develops into skin infections.

If you experience any infection, which shows you sign of bug bites and make you feel embarrassed. This article will guide you to take necessary steps and to prevent further flea bites and bed bug bites.

Bed bugs and flea bites both need blood meals which can be obtained from warm blooded hosts. These bugs are equipped with special mouth parts to suck the blood from hosts.

Fleas are tiny insects which are typically found on pets and animals. They suck the blood out of the host and cut right through the skin. This can be irritating and you should not scratch the area, because it leads to skin infection and cause more itching.

Beg bugs are usually found on mattresses which look like insects. Bed bugs also cause itching and even skin infection. Some people mistakenly think that bed bug bites are similar to common insect bites and treat them in the same way. Bed bugs prefer to be in hotter temperature and fleas in cooler temperature.

Now let’s see the similarities, differences between bed bug bites and flea bites and even treatment methods and some prevention measures.

Differences Between Flea Bites and Bed Bug Bites

Flea bites usually look like small cluster of dots which cause red spots on the affected area, rashes and swelling around the area can be seen on arms, legs and ankles. Flea bites can cause distinctive reddish hallow in the site.

They prefer to hide in fury and hairy animals and not at all feel shy to bite humans. Apart from that, it can lead to many other diseases like plaque and typhus.

Bed bugs cause swollen bumps and intense itchiness with darker red spot in the middle of the bite. These bites are quite rough and appear on linear row and are most commonly found on face, neck, arms and hands.

Here are the some of the symptoms of Flea bites and bed bug bites