Bed Bug Photo Gallery: Adult Bed Bug on Skin - Side View
Side View of Adult Bed Bug on Skin
Lateral view of a bed bug ingesting a blood meal from a human host. Bed bugs inject a numbing saliva before taking a blood meal. This substance is what typically causes the bite to swell, turn red and itch.
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