Is it a flea or a bug? How to understand it and what to do if you get bitten

Is it a flea or a bug? How to understand it and what to do if you get bitten

Summer has arrived for good and most insects have made their appearance. The truth is that in the last few days we have received several phone calls about incidents such as combating fleas and bed bugs as they are in full swing.
The Apolimantikiplus team is always by your side, with consistency and professionalism so that we can bring the best possible result for each different case. Now we will see how we can recognize the bite of fleas and bedbugs so that we know what we are dealing with.Flea bite

It is very similar to a mosquito bite in that the skin at the site reddens and swells slightly. Flea bites are usually in rows or very close together and with a density of three or four in close proximity.


Flea bites can cause inflammation and allergic dermatitis. You will see bites mostly on the lower parts of the body as fleas usually attack the legs when we sleep. They can also be found in other places, such as: waist, knees and elbows. The stings look like small, red pimples with a darker center that may bleed in some cases.

Skin sensitivity lasts for a long time after the bite, more than 10 days.

Flea bites and health

Fleas are carriers of pathogens and bacteria that can cause various infections. Avoid scratching them as you will create secondary infections.

The main source of fleas in an environment are the host animals, dogs and especially cats, on which fleas love to infest. Care should be taken when moving into a home that has previously had pets.

Bed bugs: how to recognize their bite

We usually won't feel pain when a bed bug bites us while we sleep. What will make us suspicious is a series of two or more red marks on our skin in a line or zig zag. They are walking insects so unlike fleas we will find bites in a row that can lead to health effects, including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms.


Bed bugs spend most of their time in dark, hidden places like mattress seams or wall cracks.

* In any case, an immediate visit to a dermatologist is necessary to assess the appropriate treatment

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