Where Do Bed Bugs Bite?

by Dylan Bowen April 05, 2022 2 min read

Where Do Bed Bugs Bite?

Where Do Bed Bugs Bite?

Bed bugs bites are red, itchy and can be very irritating. But where do these parasites bite?  Well, bed bugs bite on any exposed or uncovered human skin during sleep or rest, such as:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Feet.

Bed bug bites may appear in any places that are not covered, so this could be anywhere depending on how much coverage you have during your sleep, so if your back is exposed during your sleep, you are likely to get bitten there.

They tend to even bite around the lining of the pyjamas too. So generally, bed bugs can bite anywhere on the human skin, typically the more exposed areas for easier access! 

Some signs of bed bug bites:

There are some common sighs that you have been bitten by a bed bug.

  • Red and itchy spots 
  • Spots/bump have a clear or dark centre, with a lighter ring surrounding it.
  • Appear clustered, and grouped together
  • Welts in a line or zig zag
  • Blood spots on clothing or bedding
  • Rusty or red stains as a result of crushed bugs, or their dried faecal matter.

When do bed bugs bite?

Bed bugs usually bite during the night-time. You may wake up with red, circular, and small bite marks and see no signs of bed bugs. That’s because, they only come out when their human host is sleeping and at rest, and then hide away in small cracks and crevices in your home, bedding, mattress, furniture, bed frame, box spring, folds between curtains, seams of upholstery, between cushions and more. So, bed bugs bite when you are not awake so are hard to detect!

Dylan Bowen
Dylan Bowen


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