Could You Have Bedbugs?

Allison Tsai | Jun 26th 2013 Oct 10th 2017

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The bites often appear in a zigzag pattern.
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People often will not know they were bitten while asleep, but the next day you will see the zigzag bite pattern, have welts that intensely itch and there may be specks of blood on the bedding. Source: [AAD](http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/bedbugs/signs-symptoms)

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  1. The bites often appear in a zigzag pattern.

    Correct Answer: True

    People often will not know they were bitten while asleep, but the next day you will see the zigzag bite pattern, have welts that intensely itch and there may be specks of blood on the bedding. Source: [AAD](http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/bedbugs/signs-symptoms)

  2. Itching occurs right away after first being bitten.

    Correct Answer: False

    It may take your body from a few days to two weeks to develop a reaction to the bites. [AAD](http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/bedbugs/signs-symptoms)

  3. Bedbugs live on your body.

    Correct Answer: False

    Bedbugs are not like lice or mites that cause scabies - they do not live on humans. Instead, they come out at night to feed on human blood before going back to their hiding place. Source: [AAD](http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/bedbugs/signs-symptoms)

  4. Bedbug infestations occur due to bad hygiene and poor housekeeping.

    Correct Answer: False

    Anyone can get bedbugs, even if your house is spotless and you have impeccable hygiene. Bedbugs get brought into the home through luggage, clothing, personal items and used furniture. Source: [AAD](http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/bedbugs/who-gets-causes)

  5. Bringing home a few bedbugs can quickly turn into an infestation.

    Correct Answer: True

    A female bedbug can produce 200 to 500 eggs in its lifespan, and their lifespan ranges from six to 24 months. In addition, a bedbug can survive for 12 months or longer without feeding. Source: [AAD](Bedbugs%20get%20brought%20into%20the%20home%20through%20luggage,%20clothing,%20personal%20items%20and%20used%20furniture.)