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Bed Bug Rash and Bed Bug Odor

Do you know that there is a 90% chance that a famous hotel -- a
presidential or suite room in a five star hotel -- may have bed bugs?
Your favorite hotel may even have bed bugs infestation too without you
knowing about it.

So, you now ask, how would you know if your hotel have bed bugs? What are
the signs and symptoms of bed bugs infestation? If your hotel has bed
bugs, what should you do so that your home won't be infested when you get
home?

Here are the common signs and symptoms of bed bugs infestation:<br><br>

* Bed Bug Rash

The first sign is itch. Bed bug rash starts with an itch but the rash
won't be visible yet when you feel the itch.

Bed bug bites are more itchy than mosquito bites. With mosquito bites you
will feel its sting and sucking of blood while it is up to it. But with
bed bugs, the itch will only be felt an hour after the skin has been
bitten. This is because of the anesthetics in bed bug's saliva. Bed bugs
inject anesthetics and anticoagulant, to avoid blood clotting, before it
will suck blood from your skin.

Bed bug rash will appear an hour after you were pierced. But to some
people, the bed bug rash appear only after some days or week from being
bitten. This depends upon the body's reaction to chemicals being secreted
by bed bugs.

How does a bed bug rash look like? Bed bug rash starts with a single,
small, red (from being inflamed) round, bump which look more swollen than
mosquito rash. Bed bug rash when it becomes visible, may just be a
single, swollen bump. Days after, the bed bug rash will multiply. This
only means that the other bed bugs are biting you. But for some people,
bed bug rash look like an in-line bite marks. This kind of bed bug rash
are seen on people who moves a lot when asleep. Bed bugs return fast to
their hiding place once they have noticed any movement around them.

When you have a rash that you suspect as a bed bug rash, observe it for
some days. Bed bug rash are itchy even after days that the bed bug rash
appears. Also, bed bug rash does not heal as fast as mosquito bite
marks. It stays swollen for weeks.

* Bed Bug Odor

Next sign to look for after the bed bug rash appears is the bed bug odor.
How does bed bug odor smells like?

Hotel with heavy bed bug infestation has this offensive, sweet-like,
musty odor that bed bug releases. You may search for this odor under the
mattresses and headboard. If your hotel has a wooden chair or a sofa with
crevices, smell them too for a bed bug odor.

Hotels with minimal or light infestation, the bed bug odor is not easily
detectable.

* How to avoid infesting your house with hotel bed bugs

The night before you check out, remove every item from your suitcase. Bed
bugs are effective hitchhikers. They can survive for years without food
and if they hitched in your luggage, they can start an infestation in
your home.

Check your wooden items with bed bugs. Bed bugs like wooden items, cloth
and paper. These are the material in which they create their habitat.

Spray on a water based insect killer around your suitcase. Shake off your
clothes for any bed bugs. Wipe your bath tub dry and put your items and
clothings in there. Bed bugs won't stay on tub crevices since a tub is
made of ceramic or marbles and it usually gets wet.

For your used clothing, have it washed before you leave for home.
Remember, this is not a simple matter. Once your bedroom has been
infested with bed bugs, it will spread fast to neighboring rooms. Getting
rid of bed bugs is a very tough job. You even need to throw away your bed
and sofa to wipe your house clean from any trace of bed bugs.

				
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