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Identifying Different Bug Bites: Flea Vs. Mosquito Vs. Spider Vs. Chigger Bites


You may wake up and find out bug bites all over you, but have no idea who to blame.

What exactly bit you? Was it a flea? A mosquito? A Chigger? A spider? We are going to identify them one by one so you can tackle them with specific pest control:


What Do Flea Bites Look Like?

Flea bites are typically round in shape and red in color. They’re bumpy and may be surrounded by a halo shape. These bites can be incredibly itchy, but the intensity of the itch depends on the person. Bites usually come in groups of three or four, or in a straight line, locating around the ankles or legs. Fleabites are also common around the waist, armpits, breasts, groin, or in the folds of the elbows and knees.


Chigger vs Flea Bites

Flea bites can also occur in clusters, but the biggest difference here is the color of the bites. Chigger bites tend to be very red in color, and may even have a ring of redness around the raised bite mark. While fleas can bite in clusters as well, you tend to get a lot more bites with chiggers in one area. Check the location and number of bites. If you have clusters on the waist or ankles, there’s a good chance you were bitten by chiggers. If you have just one or two bites, there’s a chance it could have been fleas. And if the bites occurred after hanging out in a sandy area, the chances of the b