Bed Bug Bite Symptoms And Medical Consequences Of Living Within Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are among the few house pests that do little harm at home. They neither destroy the house nor carry deadly diseases but they can cause health complications like sleep deprivation or anemia. So before they can do considerable harm to your family’s health, you must thoroughly exterminate bed bugs from your house as soon as possible.

Topics on this page:
Bed Bite Symptoms
Health Risk
Infection
Allergic Reaction
Insomnia
Stress
Bottom Line

Let’s take a look at how you can identify bed bugs symptoms and how they can affect your health.

Bed Bite Symptoms

Bedbugs are difficult to distinguish from other insect bites. They are usually:

  • Red spot in the middle
  • Spots are swollen
  • Spots are arranged in a cluster or in a rough line
  • Spots are located on the face, arms, hands, and neck
  • Spots are itchy and may cause a burning sensation

Some people have no reaction to bed bugs. However, some people experience an allergic reaction. The reaction may include itching or blisters. Scratching bed bug bites may lead to bleeding or become infected.

Consequences Of Living With Bed Bugs: Health Risk

Bed bugs are more of an annoyance than a serious health hazard. Mild treatment may be used to stop the itching but you have to be careful with other health issues. They may include:

Infection

Bed bugs rarely lead to infection. But it still may lead to infection from time to time. This usually happens once an affected scratches the bite. Later, germs and other pathogens come in contact with the wound and cause infection. Make sure you don’t scratch the bite to bleeding.

Allergic Reaction

Some people have extreme reactions to bed bugs. The reaction is almost similar to getting stung by a bee. If you know you are allergic to bed bugs, you must seek immediate medical attention for treatment.

Insomnia

Bed bugs don’t bite you until you fall asleep. They are nocturnal. They also don’t bite you every night. They can go without food for a few nights. Although their bites are not painful, they will still cause irritation. They usually wake you in the middle of the night. This lack of sleep leads to a variety of health issues like depression, irritability, loss of appetite, difficulty in focusing, anxiety, and in extreme cases psychosis.

Stress

Living in any bedbug-infested house is quite stressful. Their colony quickly spreads around the house. They destroy your curtains, bedsheets, and even clothes. Living in a unit with bed bugs infestation for a long period will lead to emotional anxiety and other health problems.

Bottom Line

To save yourself from these unnecessary health risks, you can call us for pest control service if you live anywhere in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Paradise Valley, San Tan Valley, Queen Valley, AZ. At Arizona Termite and Pest Solutions, we offer fast and affordable bed bug extermination services. For more inquiries visit our website at Arizona Termite and Pest Solutions and get a free estimate or call us at 480.485.3905 today!

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