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Bed bugs bites usually cause large, itchy welts on the skin, but the bites do not spread disease.


Bed bugs are small insects without wings. At one time they were almost eliminated from the United States; however, they are currently found in all 50 states, including Iowa. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bug bites usually will cause large itchy welts on the skin. These welts may not appear for 24 to 48 hours after the bite.

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