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

itchy skinIt's summer, and things are biting you. It's not unusual this time of year to wake up with strange welts on your body. Were you attacked by some hungry mama mosquitos? Or was it -- oh dear God, no -- not bed bugs?!? My skin is crawling just thinking about the possibility.

How can you 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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Konrad Strozyk

Fu(k!ng terrible comparison. I have clusters of mosquito bites that look exactly like bed bug bites however i know they are from mosquitos cuz i watch them bite me as i medicate.

And that pic with the back full of clusters is red if not redder than the mosquito bites.

And who doesn't at least accidently scratch any type of bite? They all turn red.

In my opinion if there isn't a legitimate difference, like this website obviously proves,then don't post this bulls#it in the first place.

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