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Posted by: Chris | 2011/09/01

bed bugs or dust mites?

How can I tell mite bites from bed bug bites?

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Hi Chris - aplogies for my later reply. I have been away and the notification to say so was not put on the forum.

Dust mites eat tiny little pieces of organic matter. They cause allergies in susceptible people, but not bites.

Bed bugs feed on blood, and they certainly can cause visible bites. There are pics of bed bug bites here: http://www.health24.com/tools/galleria/default.asp?gid=2
Also see my article: http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-1461-2504,34035.asp

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Posted by: Yvonne Smuts | 2011/10/20

Bed bug in bed. Had house Sprayed, Smoked and also sprayed with Sterifog. How long does the Sterifog takes to kill Bed Bugs. went to DR yesterday she says maybe bedbug are killed but is now under my skin. Is this true can it happen?

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Posted by: EnviroHealth Expert | 2011/09/13

Hi Chris - aplogies for my later reply. I have been away and the notification to say so was not put on the forum.

Dust mites eat tiny little pieces of organic matter. They cause allergies in susceptible people, but not bites.

Bed bugs feed on blood, and they certainly can cause visible bites. There are pics of bed bug bites here: http://www.health24.com/tools/galleria/default.asp?gid=2
Also see my article: http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-1461-2504,34035.asp

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