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Oct 23, 2013, 02:14 PM
I keep waking up with one or two red mosquito looking bites, when I scratch them red dots appear all over the bite, they itch a lot!

Oct 23, 2013, 02:56 PM
Eesh! Sounds like bed bugs (or maybe chiggers).

Here is a link for information on bed bugs and how to tell if they're in your home...
Bedbugs: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome (http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/bedbugs/diagnosis-treatment)

Oct 23, 2013, 06:43 PM
Do the bites appear in a line? A zig-zag pattern? Those are fairly definitive signs of bedbugs.

Check your mattress around the seams for black pepper sized dark specks. Shine a flashlight around the joints of the bed and see if anything moves.

Here are some other links about Bedbug control:

Bed Bugs Prevention and Control (http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcbedbugs.htm)

Bed Bug Control in Residences - Let's Beat the Bed Bug! (http://www.bedbugs.umn.edu/bed-bug-control-in-residences/)