Bed bug infestations are no joke. These parasitic pests can take over not only your mattress and headboard, but they may also set up colonies in other places around your home. Over the years, bed bugs have also become more resistant to insecticides, making them more difficult than ever to eradicate.
The Health Threats Posed By Bed Bugs
In addition to being a nuisance, bed bugs can also affect your physical and mental health in the following ways.
On the Surface
Because they bite and draw blood, bedbugs can leave red, itchy bite marks on your skin. Though these pests aren't known to spread diseases like mosquitoes or ticks, you are at an increased risk of secondary infection from scratching the welts caused by bed bug bites.
A Bigger Reaction
People who suffer from allergies or asthma may have more serious reactions to bed bug bites. From asthma attacks to anaphylactic shock, patients have had to seek immediate medical treatment due to allergens from bed bugs.
If you’ve ever dealt with bed bugs, you have probably had trouble sleeping. People who are in the middle of a bed bug problem can develop insomnia, anxiety, and depression due to a lack of sleep and increased stress.
Is it time for you to get serious about protecting your home and family from a bed bug invasion? To learn more about the threats posed by bed bugs or to schedule a professional bed bug inspection or bed bug control treatment for your home, feel free to reach out to us at Pest & Termite Consultants, Inc. today!