Symptoms of bug bites provide clues to the cause and severity. For example, most bug bites cause red bumps with pain, itching, or burning. Some bug bites also feature blisters or welts. Here are some common bug bite clues: Bedbugs leave a small bite mark on the skin that is red and itchy or causes a serious allergic reaction.
Chigger bites can happen anywhere on your body, but they often show up in clusters around the waist or lower legs. You may not notice anything wrong at first, but in a few hours you'll start to itch. The itching usually lasts for several days and can sometimes keep you awake at night.
Flea bites can occur any time of the day or night: Mosquito bites typically occur at night or after sunset or when the host is asleep. Flea bites can occur throughout the year and in any place. They are more common during summer months. Typically seen in swampy, tropical areas in summers or warmer seasons.
Itching from lice is a result of its saliva when feeding. If you find a cluster of itchy spots on your head, it could be head lice. They bite anywhere they are feeding on the head, but they are particularly fond of the back of the head and the area behind the ears because this is a warmer area of the scalp.
Bed bug bites vs body lice bites: The former may be seen on face, arms, back, neck, chest or other exposed body parts. Body lice or hair lice bites may be present only on specific areas such as scalp, pubic region etc. Bed bug bites do not lead to any diseases.
Scabies is caused by mites that burrow under the upper layer of human skin, feeding on blood and laying eggs. Scabies is extremely itchy and causes gray lines on your skin along with red bumps. Scabies mites are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or by extended contact with the clothing, bedding, or towels of an infected person.
"Zika, West Nile, Lyme, and chikungunya -- a growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea -- have confronted the US in recent years, making a lot of people sick. And we don't know what will threaten Americans next," CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in a statement.