Why Do Bed Bugs Bite In Groups, Lines Or Circles On Your Body?

Many articles exist on the internet about and why they do the things they do. Just because a person writes about though doesn’t give them experience to actually know what they are talking about. Most articles on the internet are literally just something that most writers have read and actually never experienced themselves. LLC Specialists does not write about such things if our expertise does not cover the subject. The good thing is that we are extremely well versed and educated on subjects relating to and exterminating . Today we are going to talk about why tend to leave bite marks in circles, lines or groups on your body.

What’s With All The Bites Close Together?…

If you’ve ever been bitten more than once by then you already know that their bites tend to be close together in some form or fashion. Have you ever wondered why tend to leave bite marks in groups, lines or circles though? 1st we need to explain some things about biology and their behavior before you can understand why they do what they do.


What Do Pheromones Have To Do With Circles, Lines Or Groups?…

All excrete pheromones just like humans. Although have obtained the ability for being able to locate those actual pheromones left behind by other . Now you might be asking yourself. What does that have to do with circles, lines and groups if bites? Remember when we said that adult females tend to be the leaders in the family nest. Well, adult females will leave a pheromone trail for all the others in the nest that need to feed to follow that is safe for them. The female leader will literally lay down an invisible trail on your body, clothing, sheets, blankets, bed and finally back to the nest where they hide. She’ll go first then the rest will follow. Not all in the nest will feed at the same time. They normally feed every 3-5 days but it depends on whether they were able to get their fill or not during their last meal from you. The younger following the female leader will stay directly only on the trail, never venturing off it, when feeding. That’s how you end up with lines, circles and groups of bites. Sure there can be a single biting you multiple times, if interrupted while it’s feeding. Most groupings of bites will be from a number of different all feeding at the same time from you or at least in close duration of each other.

One female adult bed bug and her 6 eggs hide on the bottom of a chair at our clients home in Skiatook Oklahom
One female adult and her 6 eggs hide on the bottom of a chair at our clients home in Skiatook Oklahoma.

Stranger Danger Pheromones

also have pheromones that tell each other to run for their lives and hide. It’s actually the pheromone from that we are able to smell ourselves. It’s smells somewhat like crayons to our specialists when they are in the field servicing our customers homes and businesses. In larger infestations of the smell of danger pheromones will be more prevalent than in smaller infestations. They tend to excrete this pheromone when threatened. It can be something as simple as you changing your sheets on your bed that can cause them to use the pheromone.

Why Do Some People Seem To Not Get Bites…

Ever wonder why some people tend to never get bites but your getting ate up? Well the good news is that these people are not special like they have most definitely tried to tell you. All people are hosts for . It does not matter who you are. If you have blood will feed from your body. The thing that makes these people different from others isn’t that they are impervious to . It’s that they are simply not allergic to an anticoagulant that inject into you while feeding. Everyone gets but the same amount by . It’s just that some people are allergic to the anti coagulant inject into us and others are not.


have adult females as leaders. The female adult will lead other young , usually family members, across whatever terrain it takes to get to you. Usually it is no more than 10 feet or less from their hiding place to you, (the host). Think of like water, just like water they will usually take the path of least resistance. The female leading the younger will leave a pheromone path for the others to follow. To them this pheromone path means safety as long as they stay near it. Since the stay normally near the path laid by the adult female when feeding, their bites can seem to be in lines, circles and groups. Not all people will have swelling from bites. In fact 50% of the worlds population are not allergic to the anticoagulant they inject into us to keep our blood flowing out. The anticoagulant is what causes people to itch and swell on bites and around the edges of the bites. This will be the case with any insects that feed on blood from us. Now you can call out those people in your life who claim that mosquitos, and fleas do not bite them. They get bitten just as much you or the next guy does.

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