The Difference Between Mosquito Bites and Bed Bug Bites

Have you ever seen an insect bite mark on your body and wondered what insect has bitten you? It can be the mark of the bite of bed bugs, honey bee or a mosquito. The difference between mosquito bites and bed bug bites is explained as below. 

The most common of them are bed bug bites and mosquito bites. You should know the differences between mosquito bites and bed bug bites to take the best possible action. Before knowing the differences between both, you should know what they actually are.

Mosquito Bites

These are isolated, random lumps on the skin. They appear when the female mosquito anopheles bites on the exposed skin of a person.

Bed Bug Bites

These are defined as lumps which align themselves together when the body comes into contact with the edge of bed r a mattress. They appear when the bed bug bites a person and they appear as a row or line on the body.

Mosquito Bites Vs Bed Bug Bites

Mosquito bites only on exposed skin like head, legs, and arms. It cannot bite over the clothes. On the other hand, a bed bug can sneak under clothes by crawling and it can bite skin already covered with clothes.

Random and isolated bites are seen in the case of mosquito while, in the case of bed bug, bites appear in a row or a line in the form of clusters. Bed bug bite takes longer time as compare to a mosquito bite to appear itchy.  Bed bug bites appear as an oddly shaped, raised, red colored area on the skin. Later it converts into a red bump.

Mosquito bites get resolved on their own much faster than bed bug bites. Bed bug bites take much longer time to recover. Bed bug bites are harmless because they don’t transfer any disease in the body whereas mosquito bites can transfer malaria to the body.

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