Bed Bug Bite Pictures
Pictures to help you identify bed bug bites.

Bed bug bite pictures are one of the main things people come to this site to see. I've already given you some examples and descriptions of bed bug bite symptoms. But I think it is important to give you more examples.

Don't get too caught up trying to figure out if you have bed bug bites based just on pictures though. Other kinds of bug bites could look similar. Bites might suggest a bed bug problem but they are not conclusive.

If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, you'll need to go further than just dealing with the bites. You need to check for all the signs of bed bugs in your home (or hotel/hostel if traveling). Here are some more bed bug bite photos for you.

Bed Bug Bites on Arm

Look at the red bumps down this person's arm.

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Bed Bug Bites on Hand

This person's hand has a few bed bug bites. Notice how they start off small...

Image credit: hiyori13

...but end up prominent.

Image credit: hiyori13

Bed Bug Bites on shoulder

In this picture, you can see bed bug bites on a person's shoulder. The bites appear in the top right and bottom left of the photo.

Image credit: raebrune

Bed Bug Bites on Back

Reader plbjt5 had an unpleasant experience in Cyprus.

Bed Bug Bites on Hand

These bed bug bite pictures below are courtesy of Dr. Louis Sorkin.


Red spots show a just few hours after bed bug nymphs fed. In this case, Dr. Sorkin let a large number of bed bugs feed on this small area of his hand. That doesn't mean you will necessarily see such a large number of bites concentrated on a small area of your body too.


Bed bug nymphs feed on Dr. Sorkin's hand (the pink area is a birthmark so don't get confused and think this is what a bed bug bite will look like).


A group of welts form on Dr. Sorkin's arm minutes after letting colony of bed bugs feed there.


About 10 minutes after feeding you can see that the bites have turned into one puffy looking lump.


What you see here shows you what can happen and can give you an idea of what bites can sometimes look like. Keep in mind that Dr. Sorkin is purposefully letting large numbers of bed bugs feed on very small parts of his body though. Chances are your bites may not look like this. So study the other pictures above too.

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