How to Identify Bug Bites and Avoid Health Problems. With so many different insects that transmit all kinds of nasty diseases through their bites and stings, it’s really important to be able to identify your attacker. It might seem hard to know what exactly bit you with so many possible options but you’ll be able to protect yourself and know how to avoid serious health issues if you follow some simple tips we’ve put together. Our guide will make you an insect expert so you’ll be able to identify bee, wasp, tick, flea, lice, bed bugs bites and others.
TIMESTAMPS How to know a hornet stung you 1:01 How to identify a bee sting 1:50 How to find out if a wasp stung you 2:49 How to tell an ant bite from others 3:40 How to know it was a mosquito that bit you 4:35 How to tell if a tick bit you 5:35 How to identify a flea bite 6:27 How to identify a horse-fly bite 7:13 How to prevent lice bites 8:18 How to know bed bugs bit you 9:10
SUMMARY -When hornets sense danger, they get super aggressive and sting harder than bees. The stung area becomes red and severely swollen. Sometimes blisters can even appear. -In case you or someone nearby has been stung by a bee, you need to act fast. Remove the stinger immediately if it’s broken off in your skin. The affected area gets red and swollen from the get-go. -The area stung by wasps becomes red and swollen, the victim feels pain and burning, and terrible itching ensues a bit later. You might even be left with a bruise. -Ants keep a grip on you in order to pierce your skin with his stinger, making it one of the few ant species that actually stings. Blisters appear on the stung spots that later turn into scars. -Mosquito bites look like swollen red spots about the size of a dime, and they usually appear on open areas of the body. Mosquitoes bite where the skin is really thin because it’s easier to get to the blood vessels. -Ticks can easily relocate between humans and their pets. Blood rises towards the upper layers of the skin around a tick bite, making the area appear reddish. -Flea bites are very painful, and the itch is even worse. Fleas usually attack the legs and prey solely on sleeping people. One insect can bite several times, so the red spots they inflict are usually from 0.5 to 1 inch apart. -Unlike the common housefly, horse-flies bite painfully and drink human blood. At first, a small red spot appears no more than a millimeter wide. Then it gets swollen and starts to itch. -If you notice small red dots that look like a rash on your scalp, the back of your neck, and behind your ears, that means you’ve got a case of head lice. Keep yourself and your house clean, and wash your clothes regularly to keep lice away. -Bed bug bites are very close to each other and look like little dotted roads on the skin. They are more painful than those from mosquitoes, and they’re mostly noticed in the morning since these bugs hunt at night.