Mosquito Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites: How to Tell the Difference

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It's summer, and things are biting. It's not unusual this time of year to wake up with strange welts on our bodies. Were we attacked by some hungry mama mosquitos? Or was it -- oh dear God, no -- bed bugs?!? My skin is crawling just thinking about the possibility. How can a normal person tell between the two? Thankfully (I guess?), it's not that hard. Here are the main differences between bed bug bites and mosquito bites.

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Bed bugs: It seems like those two words are enough to strike fear into the hearts of most of us, doesn't it? Those creepy crawlers certainly seem to be the stuff that nightmares are made of. Not only do they folks crazy by making their skin itch, but a bad case of bed bugs means laundry, throwing things away, and boiling all of our clothes. But don't panic just yet! There is a chance that those alarming bite marks on the arm are not the work of these creeps, but are instead harmless mosquito bites. 

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We found the easiest ways to distinguish which little crawler is the culprit. So before ripping through the closet and burning all the furniture, take a look at this list of the difference between mosquito bites and bed bugs. And thank us later. 


 

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