How Long Do Bed Bug Bites Last?

Length of Time Before Bites Disappear

It’s frustrating to look in the mirror and see bug bites. Even more frustrating is how to discreetly cover them. Bed bug bites can appear as little red bumps similar to mosquito bites or a more severe symptom in the form of a rash spreading beyond the bite area. Either way, concealing this inconvenience isn’t a planned part of your finely-tuned morning routine.

Fortunately, the symptoms of bed bug bites don’t usually last long. Most allergic reactions to the saliva injected by the bed bug remain between a few days and a few weeks. Those who have a milder reaction tend to see their symptoms disappear sooner. If the reaction is more serious (in the form of a rash or hives), the bites and itching will likely last longer. Three weeks tends to be the standard top-end for bed bug symptoms to remain.

If the effects of bites last longer than a few weeks or are more severe than mild swelling or a rash, calling or visiting a medical professional might be in order. In any case, call a pest control professional as soon as the bites are confirmed as bed bugs or if an infestation is suspected.

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picture of reddish colored bed bug bites