We all know ticks, cockroaches and mosquitoes can spread diseases, but what about bed bugs? Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed on blood, which is why it may seem probable that they are disease spreaders. However, research shows that this is not the case, despite the fact that these insects can carry diseases.
This does not mean that bed bugs do not pose a health threat. There is the risk of secondary infection after a bed bug bite if the bite area is not clean and disinfected. Infections are also more likely to develop in children, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system. Bed bug bites can also lead to allergic reactions, especially after a large number of bites.
Besides that, there are a few smaller health risks that are caused by bed bugs. One is the loss of sleep that results from the irritation of the bites, and the stress caused by the presence of the insects in the home. Scratching the bites can also lead to wounds and can be another source of infection.
How to deal with a bed bug infestation
Bed bug infestations are notoriously difficult to remove. This is because the insects will embed themselves deep inside textile materials, and they are very adept at hiding in tight locations. There are several products on the market that are designed to target bed bug infestations, but they rarely manage to completely remove the insect population from the home. Even traps or direct application insecticides have a negligent effect on bed bug infestations. However, pest control professionals have access to stronger insecticides that can be used to remove these insects, and a treatment procedure consists of several applications over a period of a few days.
Finding the right company to remove a bed bug infestation
If you are currently having a bed bug problem, you should get in touch with a pest control company and have the insects removed. The best way to find such a company is to call the pest control businesses in your area and ask for quotes and more details from each one. We also offer bed bug removal services, so if you are interested, you can get in touch with us and get more information. Contact us today if you have a bed bug infestation that needs to be removed and we will gladly help you out.