Are bed bugs a nuisance? Absolutely. Are they dangerous? That depends. Action Pest Exterminating offering professional pest control to the Charlotte metro area, takes a closer look at this pesky insect.
Dangers posed by bed bugs
Bed bugs, like many insects, have been around since the earliest days of human civilization. And since their survival depends on human blood, it may be surprising to know that bed bugs aren’t known to pass diseases on to humans. After all, bedbugs are parasites, and it’s in their best interest to not endanger the source of their literal and figurative lifeblood.
That said, bedbugs do pose certain health risks that range from mild to serious. These risks are an important reason to contact our exterminating company serving Lake Norman and Monroe for a bed bug treatment.
Itching and Scratching
Itching is the most common health issue related to bedbug bites. These bites (which look similar to mosquito bites) can result in red welts or bumps on the skin that appear within a few days of a bedbug attack, and are a sure sign that you should contact Action Pest Exterminating for Bed Bug Inspection and Heat Treatment. However, depending on a person’s age, immune system, and overall health, it may take up to two weeks for these bumps/welts to appear, while in other cases they may not appear at all.
Unlike mosquito bites, which disappear after a few days, people afflicted by bedbug bites often must cope with a desire to itch and scratch for two weeks, sometimes longer. In certain cases, scratching to the point of damaging the skin makes it possible for an infection, sometimes dangerous ones, to be introduced into the human body. Whenever we speak with a customer about our Charlotte and Pineville pest control services related to bedbugs, we advise them to see a doctor if their bedbug bites are lingering or growing more painful. We recommend treatment as soon as possible to eliminate these pest so that you can return to your normal life style free of Bed Bugs.
As one of the best-established pest control companies serving Fort Mill, Huntersville, and Cornelius, we’re aware of the other problems bedbug bites can cause. Most of these involve disrupting a person’s daily life in one or more ways: sleep loss, potential to be distracted in the car/on the job by scratching and itching, expenses for medical care and possibly doctors visits.
As with any insect infestation in Charlotte, Ballantyne, or the University Area, the best way to minimize the possibility of bedbug-related health issues is to call Action Pest Exterminating the minute you realize that your home has a bedbug problem. Remember, Bed Bugs can be hard to find, with our K9 Inspection team we can find your Bed Bugs early and then offer a treatment plan that will rid your home of Bed Bugs in one day so that you can sleep in your bed the same night without Bed Bugs.