difference between flea and bed bug bites

Difference Between Flea and Bed Bug Bites

Flea bites or bed bug bites can turn your night into a nightmare. It is very difficult to know whether you are fallen prey to a flea bite or bed bug bite because the bites are difficult to identify. However both these parasites are blood suckers and are found almost anywhere. It is found that humans are more resistant to fleas. Fleas generally thrive on cats, dogs, rabbits, squirrels, rats and other such kind of pets. But, not having a pet does not rule out the option, you can get a flea bite by a dormant flea. Moreover, young children succumb to a flea infestation. However, these bites are similar but not identical. Frankly speaking from the outward appearance, it is very difficult to know the difference between the two bites. But if you observe the characteristics of the bites, you can identify the marginal differences between the two bites.
Flea Bites on the backFlea bites:
Cause small bumps and are surrounded by a ring or halo.
Are randomly scattered in an irregular pattern.
Are located generally below the knee near the ankle, but if you have fleas in your bed they can occur almost anywhere on the body.
Tends to itch.
Occur continuously.

Bed Bug BitesBed bug bites:
Raised red bumps like welt. These bites are very often mistaken for mosquito bites due to their similarity.
Are generally found in a straight line .
Occasionally these bites turn in to blisters.
Are generally found on the upper parts of the body.
Generally occur at night as bed bugs are nocturnal creatures.
Occur periodically. As bed bugs feed only every few weeks, the bites may occur from time-to-time.

In a nutshell, both the bites are annoying and bothersome and you must identify the characteristics of bites so that you will know what method to employ to eradicate these parasites from your dwellings.

If you have noticed signs of bites then it is best you contact a bed bug exterminator to determine what the problem is and to help you deal with it.