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Keep reading to learn more about the health hazard caused by bed bugs and how our bite remedy products can provide relief and healing in the wake of a bed bug infestation.
Human Blood Is A Bed Bug’s Main Source Of Food
Just like mosquitoes and other blood-sucking bugs, bed bugs are parasitic insects, meaning they live off of the blood provided by their host. In the case of bed bugs, the host is you! In situations where bed bugs can’t find a human host, they don’t just crawl off into a hole and die, no way. They simply look for a different life form on which to feed, such as cats, dogs, rodents, and other animals. Bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding.
Bed Bugs Bite At Night Because They Can Smell You Breathing
So where do bed bugs carry out this diabolical task of munching on your flesh and sucking your blood? Right there in your bed of course!
These bugs often make a beeline for people’s beds for one simple reason, but it’s not what you may think. Yes, your bed has lots of nooks and crannies in which they can hide, and yes, a sleeping human is much easier to bite than a conscious one. But that’s not the real reason that bed bugs bite when you’re asleep.
The truth is that bed bugs can smell your breathing. Sound too weird to be true? Allow Scientific American to explain:
“Bed bugs find people in part by sniffing them — and the carbon dioxide that people breathe out appears to strongly attract the bugs. The insects also respond to human skin scents detected from more than twice a human arm's length away. Whiffs of skin oils or earwax seem to be bug versions of “Mmm, what's for dinner?” scents,” writes Susan Milius.
This is the main reason that it doesn’t matter how clean or dirty your home is, as long as you’re an inhaling, exhaling human, you’re basically a giant dinner bell screaming “Come and get it!” to every bed bug in a 100-foot radius.
Not Everyone Reacts To Bed Bug Bites!
So what happens when a bed bug smells you, crawls into bed with you, and starts biting your leg? Bed bugs have needle-like mouthparts that the plunge into your flesh just like two hypodermic needles. And just like those needles, these mouthparts are perfectly designed for sucking up the blood. While the blood is flowing into the bed bug’s tummy, its needle-mouth deposits some saliva into the hole created in the human’s skin. It’s this saliva that creates the red, bumpy, spotty, itchy bed bug bites that our all-natural remedies for bed bug bites are designed to soothe.
Here’s the shocking truth about bed bug bites, however: Not everyone is allergic to the bed bug’s irritating spit! Only 40-50% of people react to bed bug bites. The other half of us can be bitten repeatedly without ever even knowing that a bed bug has been in their vicinity. If you’re one of these, consider yourself unlucky. It’s even harder to know that you have a bed bug infestation when you don’t have the telltale signs of a bite to warn you.
Get Relief With Our Bed Bug Bite Remedy
If you’re one of the lucky ones that do react to bed bug bites, you’re going to want something that takes care of the itch--FAST! Shop our full selection of all-natural bed bug bite remedies online today.
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