Are Bed Bugs a Health Issue? What Could Happen?
Some pests are simply an annoyance, while others can transmit diseases to people and animals. Bed bugs are infamous for being attracted to human blood and delivering bites during the night that can turn into itchy welts. But you may still be wondering whether they actually pose a health issue and what could happen if an infestation occurs in your home. Keep reading to learn more about how bed bugs can impact your health and home.
Fortunately, bed bugs are not known to transmit disease. However, their bites can cause allergic reactions. Most people will experience red, itchy bumps. These often appear in a zigzag pattern or line on the skin. You may feel an uncomfortable itching and burning sensation.
For those who experience an allergic reaction to the bites, the symptoms can be more severe. In the rarest of cases, people can experience anaphylaxis, which is a full-body reaction. Scratching the bites can also lead to a secondary infection that comes with its own host of problems and may require medical attention and antibiotics.
The Mental Toll of Bed Bugs
More commonly, bed bugs have a mental impact on people. As you may imagine, dealing with an infestation can be a real source of stress and anxiety. In addition, these biting bugs are most active at night, which can lead to insomnia, which in turn, further increases stress. Addressing the infestation and hiring a pest control professional is the best way to eliminate stress and return your home to normal.
Call the Professionals
Capital Pest uses the latest techniques and heat treatments to eradicate bed bugs in one visit. Bed bugs cannot survive temperatures above 130 degrees Fahrenheit, so we use heat to kill off adult bugs, larvae and eggs so that you don’t have to worry about a continuing problem or spreading the bugs to other locations. Call us today to learn more about how we can help and schedule a free consultation.
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