Bed Bug Treatment FAQs: Are Bed Bug Dangerous?
If you’re considering bed bug treatments, you’re probably feeling the skin-crawling discomfort that most people experience when they imagine bed bugs in their mattresses, pillows and furniture. You might also be wondering if those bed bugs are actually dangerous.
As providers of professional-grade bed bug treatments, Bed Bug Heaters can provide you with a few facts about bed bugs, infestations, and why it’s important to take care of the problem right now.
Do They Carry Disease?
There’s still some debate about whether bed bugs can actually transmit diseases between hosts. Generally, there’s no solid evidence of them infecting people with bloodborne disease, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. With any parasitic insect that feeds on blood, you should always be somewhat wary of the possibilities.
More recently, some health organizations have been looking into whether bed bugs can carry Chagas disease, a disease which affects the internal organs. While nothing conclusive has been found so far, it’s all the more reason to seek out bed bug treatment at the first sign of infestation.
Allergic Reactions to Bites
Another risk of bed bugs is allergic reactions. Fortunately, fewer people with allergies to bed bug bites have reactions as severe as people with similar allergies to bee or wasp stings. But, in some very rare cases, those on the receiving end of bites have gone into anaphylaxis. Generally speaking though, most people with allergies will experience swelling and severe itching.
Itching, Scratching and Infection
This brings us to the most common, intensely irritating issue with bed bugs. Because of how they feed and where they live, bed bugs cause extreme discomfort. Itching from bed bug bites will keep you awake. Losing sleep means increased stress and declining health. Not only that, but the more you scratch, the more damage you do to your skin.
In fact, the most common danger with bed bugs isn’t the bites themselves, but infection from open wounds caused by scratching. Even if you’re diligent about your physical hygiene, sooner or later, if you’re always scratching, something will get infected. The longer you go without bed bug treatment, the worse these issues will get.
Get the Best in Safe, Effective Bed Bug Treatments
While bed bugs might not generally be dangerous, they can lead to some serious problems. When you’re searching for effective bed bug treatments, you want to find something that’s safe and something that works.
Bed Bug Heaters offers professional quality thermal pest control to take care of infestations. We can carry out the treatment for you, or you can rent our equipment and get the job done yourself. It’s fast, effective and, best of all, safe. Talk to the experts at Bed Bug Heaters today.