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 -- not 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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There are no two words that strike greater fear in the hearts of our readers than those creepy crawlers, otherwise known as Bed Bugs. Not only will they drive a person 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 the bite marks on the arm is not the work of these creeps, but is instead a harmless mosquito bite. 

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We found the easiest ways to distinguish which little crawler, one is dealing with. 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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