Bed bug bites are unlikely to wake the victim. They can occur anywhere on the body but are often close to blood vessels near the skin.
A single bed bug may bite more than once around the same area. However, bites in different parts of the body may indicate being bitten by several bed bugs. Bites tend to occur around the neck, hands, arms and legs.
Symptoms of bed bug bites vary between individuals. Early in a bed bug infestation, the victim may not yet be sensitised to the bites and therefore may not develop itchy welts. Bites are generally small, flat, or raised bumps on the skin. Redness, swelling, and itching commonly occur on these spots. The red spots which indicate the location of a bite, may become raised and very itchy over time.