Identifying Bug Bites

13–15 minutes to read | Updated for 2019

Identifying Bug Bites

Some pests live off blood from humans and organisms, others consume skin cells, and still others only bother humans when they’ve been disturbed themselves. Knowing how to treat bug bites is easiest when you can identify them by the bite’s appearance, the anatomy of the species, and by being aware of what pests are in your environment.

While most bites from pests bring only minor discomfort, some are painful, and a few are deadly. Along with headline-grabbing illnesses like Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Zika, and West Nile Virus, the medical community has seen severe allergic reactions to different insects and arachnids.

While certain pest bites lead to disease and viral infections, the greatest risk in many cases is a secondary infection from scratching the affected area. Use this bug bite identification guide to learn about and identify the most common bites and stings from wildlife in North America.

Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Review

Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Review

Finding that you have ants in your home can be disruptive and annoying. Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait works hard against all ants to make your home yours again. Read more here.
read more
Bedlam Plus Bed Bug Spray Review

Bedlam Plus Bed Bug Spray Review

Bed Bugs are hard to get rid of pests and Bedlam Plus Bed Bug Spray was created to work hard on those tough little bugs. Read our review on Bedlam to learn more about their product.
read more
Bed Bugs — How To Identify Them and Not Take Them Home

Bed Bugs — How To Identify Them and Not Take Them Home

Updated for 2019 Bed BugsHow To Identify Them and Not Take Them Home In This Guide: Avoid Them Report Them Appearance Where They're Found Identify Bites Get Rid of Them Bed bugs are an increasing problem in the United States, affecting millions of family homes,...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This