Are Bed Bugs and Chiggers the Same?

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN

Question:  Are Bed Bugs and Chiggers the Same?


Are Bed Bugs and Chiggers the SameAnswer:  Both chiggers and bed bugs bite people and leave reddish, inflamed areas on your body,  that’s about the only way bed bugs and chiggers are the same. The blood bed bugs suck out of you provides nourishment to them, whereas chiggers make a deadly error when they bite people. The habitats, size and reproduction habits of bed bugs and chiggers are very different.

Chiggers and bed bugs are pests with bites that can make life miserable. Although both insects use human blood for sustenance, many key distinctions between the two exist. The most effective way to avoid bedbugs and chiggers is to discover how to determine which is which so that you can remain out of their way. Regrettably, it is extremely hard to control both of chiggers and bed bugs.  Chiggers are small, about 1/150 inch around and 1/50 inches long. They are not invisible, however one normally won’t notice them in brush or wooded areas. Bedbugs are not big at all, however they are huge in relation to chiggers, they are about 1/4 inch long. Chiggers take on a reddish color. Bed bugs look brownish with a touch of red. Bed bugs are egg-shaped, while chiggers mostly look like spiders. Each have six limbs. Neither of them carry any long-lasting consequences. Even though bed bugs could possibly carry for blood-borne illnesses following feeding on infected individuals, there is no evidence that bed bugs carry diseases of any kind.

If you think you have bed bugs,  chiggers or any other pest problem, contact our pest control experts at Ameri Care Services today.  We offer professional bed bug inspections of your home or business and service middle Tennessee including Nashville, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet and Franklin.




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