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12 Common Bug Bites and How to Identify Their Symptoms

Many people may get frightened when they get a bug bite. This is particularly true when they do not know which creature left them with these tiny, usually red spots on the skin. Fortunately, most bug stings and bites tend to come from common insects, such as bees, wasps, ants, or hornets. These tend to be harmless and do not cause serious problems. However, some of them may be poisonous and require immediate medical attention. Below are 12 common bug bites and how to identify them.

Bedbug Bites

Many people often mistake bed bug bites for mosquito bites. In general, they tend to appear as puffy, red, small spots, which show up in clusters or lines. There may be visible red marks in the middle. In addition, they usually show up on skin areas that are exposed to the bed during the night, such as the body trunk, neck, and arms. Bed bug bites are not too painful, but they may cause swelling and itching. Although these insects do not spread diseases, they are very difficult to remove. You need to look for them in the mattress, especially around the cord, head end, corners, and remove them until they are eliminated from your house.   [1]