Spider in Bed
For the last two or three years I have been trying to deal with what I think is a spider in my bed. Usually once every other night I will wake up with a single bite, either on my neck, where the covers meet, or on the side of my back. After a day it starts itching, and then in 2 - 3 days it partially goes away. I also seen to be allergic to these bites. I have vacuumed everywhere - no help. Two weeks ago I used Ortho Home Defense all around the bed frame where it meets the mattress. This didn't help. Today I propped the bed frame up at 40 degrees with a piece of wood. The entire metal frame has been sprayed, each side, along with the supporting rails for the mattress, and the wheels. (Also where the upper and lower mattress meet.) If this doesn't work, I am not sure what to do. I guess get rid of the mattress and bed frame. Do you have any ideas? R. Reynolds
Anoka County Minnesota
Thank you for writing.
Without a picture of the critter it is impossible to say.
This is a good general approach https://www.seattletimes.com/life/lifestyle/wake-up-with-itchy-spots-a-look-at-what-bites-at-night/
Here is a table of the difference between flea and bed bugs. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326901#identifying-bites
Here are the differences between spider and bed bug bites. https://www.bedbugsinsider.com/spider-vs-bed-bug-bites/
I really cannot help you more without a picture of the insect.