Bed Bug Health Risks

Bed Bug Health Threats

Although bed bugs are not proven to spread illnesses and viruses, they are proven to be able to transmit parasites and may trigger anxiety and mental disorder in some people. Quite disturbing right? This article will walk you through.

Bed Bug Physical Implications

One thing is for sure: if you are bitten by bedbugs, you will acquire small red bumps on your skin which will eventually turn into injuries—in the form of skin irritation and inflammation—as a result of you itching like crazy.

Not only is it considered as tiny rashes and minor irritations but bed bugs have substantially affected people negatively. Evers since, a dozen cases had been reported dating back to the 19th century regarding guests or tenants suing hotels and inns because of bed bug injuries. It’s undeniable that things could escalate that quickly with these tiny crawling blood-sucking creatures that can gravitate towards lawsuits.

Stephanie Davio (2010) strongly emphasized that there is no need to be alarmed when your home gets infested by bed bugs as their bites only bring you itching, inflammation, and possible allergic reactions—which can be dealt with using medications like cream, ointments, and antihistamines. The danger comes when out of panic, you resort to spraying toxic pesticides or scratch your skin excessively causing you an infection. In other words, it is NOT the bug that is dangerous but the actions we tend to take after being bitten by it.

What worse can bed bugs cause?

However, what people also need to watch out for is that bed bugs do spread parasites. In a certain study, bedbugs are found to transmit in particular the T. cruzi parasite, which causes a deadly disease called Chagas disease.

In addition, one article claimed that bed bugs could trigger mental illness among humans. Scientists discovered that certain individuals, during their encounter with bed bugs, suffer from severe depression and anxiety as a result of stress arising from paranoia, and lack of sleep. In worse-case scenarios, bed bug victims would even develop a mental disorder in the long run.

If you should think of the physical and emotional damage caused by bed bugs, you must therefore not take bed bugs infestation for granted. Ultimately, it is the heat treatment that can eliminate them without a trace and without leaving any negative side effects on humans and pets.

Get Rid of Bed bugs

At the end of the day, bed bugs may transmit parasites and trigger anxiety and mental disorder in some people. To avoid this difficult situation, call your local pest control experts and bed bug exterminators for an intricate house examination before it’s too late.

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