What is biting our kid?
September 5, 2013 2:23 AM Subscribe
Sometimes, usually after a nap, we find something that looks like insect bites on our kid's exposed skin. I tried looking at various insect bites pictures, but can't find a match. Do you happen to know what causes this
posted by gakiko to health & fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I think it's not mosquitos, the usual culprit. Doesn't look like bedbugs. We do have several small flies that are similar to fruit flies and like to hang around our plants but we haven't noticed any problems with them in the past 4+ years. There are also occasional spiders and various bug fauna coming through open windows and cracks in the walls or wherever these things like to live.
The kid doesn't seem to be bothered by the bites and they fade away within an hour or two. (I'd be going nuclear otherwise.)
We live in a 30 year old appt building in continental Europe. We have wooden floors which we vacuum or mop and we wash the kid's bedsheets at the highest temperature setting regularly.