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Symptoms of bed bugs in children

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2024 | Bed Bug Bites

Are you worried that you may have bedbugs in your house? If you are a parent, you may not have experienced the infestation yourself – at least not yet – but you may be worried that your children are being exposed to these painful bites. Parents often discover bedbugs after their children mention the symptoms.

Additionally, it is fairly common to have bedbugs without seeing them because they will hide and can often only be found through a close and intentional inspection. This means that you may start to see the symptoms long before you have spotted the bugs themselves. Let’s take a look at some of the potential symptoms and red flags to watch for.

6 common symptoms

To get started, here are six common symptoms of bedbugs that may show up in children:

  1. A red area like a mosquito bite or a small hive.
  2. Red bumps that move in a line or a single grouping.
  3. Bumps that are itchy and irritating.
  4. Bite marks with small blisters or red dots – punctures – in the middle.
  5. Bites that only show up in the morning.
  6. Bites only on areas of the skin that are exposed while the child sleeps, such as the face, arms and legs.

Bedbugs make these bites to suck blood, which they typically do for around five minutes after biting the host. That’s what causes the bites that you see on the skin, and it is also why they will sometimes move in a straight line. If you believe that you do have a bedbug infestation, please call Bed Bug Law at your earliest convenience. We will help you explore all of the options that you have.