I am from Southern California, and for the past couple of weeks I've
been getting nocturnal bites, mostly on my feet and ankles, where I'd
wake up with a new bite every morning. This is particularly
frustrating since I have hyper sensitive skin and they are all very
itchy and fairly inflamed. I'm beginning to think I may have a bedbug
problem, but so far I have been unable to find these traces they
supposedly leave behind on the bed (I have light yellow sheets).
Yesterday I scoured my mattress with a flashlight but was unable to
find any bugs. I guess my question is threefold: How can I be certain
the problem I'm dealing with are bed bugs at all? and if they're not,
what other common biting nightcrawling bugs can they be? And what on
earth can I do about these pests?
Any help would be appreciated. I'm pretty fed up with futile
vacuuming and changing my sheets and plan to spray the entire area
with RAID soon. I have been unable to sleep for several days now for
fear of getting bit and it's taking a toll on my sanity.