One common question about bed bugs is “Can bed bugs bite you?” The answer is yes. These tiny bugs can squeeze through tiny cracks in walls and under your clothes. They prefer to stay where they have easy access and protection. You don’t have to worry about being bitten by bed bugs if you wear a tight-fitting shirt and pants or a loose-fitting skirt.
However, plastic mattress covers can’t completely prevent bed bugs from biting you. The bugs can get underneath your clothing or even through your blankets. If you have a plastic mattress cover, you may want to purchase one that is designed to keep out bed bugs. While this won’t completely prevent bed bugs from biting you, it will prevent them from hiding.
Bed bug bites typically cause a red spot on the skin and itchiness. These symptoms may appear immediately or after a few hours or even days. Symptoms may vary, but in most cases they will appear as a series of bites on different parts of the body. The most common areas affected by bed bugs include the hands, neck, and face.
Unlike other pests, bed bugs cannot jump or fly. However, they can get into your clothing through holes and crevices in it. Hence, you must be careful when wearing long clothes to bed.