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8 months of bites

Hi. I’ve been getting bug bites for the last 8 months at night. Every few days it seems i wake up with new bites. The bites are all different in nature. Some are more like a rash, some are mosquito-esque, some are just tiny pin pricks. Sometimes they itch, sometimes they don’t. We had bed bugs 5 years ago in our old apartment and had heat and chemical treatments and they seemingly went away. I’ve never been able to find any signs of bed bugs besides small blood specks on my sheets from me bleeding. Anyway- I had an exterminator come out to inspect and they said there are no signs of bed bugs in my home. They also told me that if I’ve had bed bugs for the last 8 months, the infestation would be obvious and they would be in other rooms in my home (I have two kids). Is this true? Should I trust the exterminator? I woke up with another bite today. I’m going CRAZY. Is this in my head?? Help!

Those could be bed bug bites, but there’s no way for me to know for sure. They sound like bed bug bites, but they also sound like mosquito bites, spider bites, allergic reactions… you get the idea. Check out this article on how to inspect for bed bugs in your home.

Did you ever get an answer about this? That’s been happening to me the last few wks and also happened around this same time last summer. I also never found evidence of bed bugs but it left me freaked out and sleepless for wks at a time. And the bites are all varied just like you described.

I’m glad there’s a post about this. The same thing happens for me—especially in the winter time; itchy rashes with scattered open blisters or random itchy pin pricks (also open blister) but no signs of BB.

Can’t tell if it’s worth a trip to a dermatologist, or if it’s an allergic reaction to something—maybe dust mites? Would appreciate some knowledge from an expert about bites/skin conditions

@NotTodayBB from my experience, it’s certainly not bedbugs. Their bites look very different from what you have. A good rule I follow is if it’s itchy, it’s a bite, if it doesn’t itch, it’s something else, since bed bug bites will 100% of the time itch like hell. Also this information may help:

What about the other family members: are you sure that you’re the only one bitten, or that you’re the only one reacting?

I believe it’s worth a trip just to keep your mind clear.