Everything you need to know about pests
Sure, we know that bedbug bites leave ugly marks on the skin. We have to hide them because they are very noticeable and we don’t want to be bothered by people staring at them. Add that to the fact that they leave us scratching all night, and we get the urgency to kill bedbugs lurking around our house.
Much has been said about how to solve your bedbug problems or how to check if your property is already infested. Some of us address the problem right away but there are still some who, for one reason or another, delay resolving the problem.
Well, it’s time for us to unveil the other health risks posed by these blood-sucking insects so we can all take this problem seriously.
At the first sign of a bedbug problem, we sometimes neglect the situation until a week or two pass by. In worse cases, we don’t even feel the need to identify the cause of our itching until the infestation has reached a severe level that the bedbug bites won’t let us sleep anymore.
But you have to think bigger and be more proactive in protecting yourself and your family because there’s more to bedbugs than just their notorious biting. They can cause infections that will lead to a more serious condition. Just recently, Toronto Sun reported that a woman died from complications following a bedbug infestation.
Just imagine the open wounds that you get by scratching all night. If your hands or nails are not clean and you unconsciously scratch your skin while sleeping, then you run the risk of getting your wounds infected by the bacteria and other impurities from your hands.
Rather than enjoying your well-deserved rest after a hard day of work, you spend your time in bed scratching itches all over your body. These bedbug bites are pretty nasty and they can deprive you of your much-needed rest. As a result, you end up losing energy for the following day. Since you lost a lot of time for sleeping, your body will take it out on you and your productivity will greatly suffer. Furthermore, insomnia greatly reduces your body to do the things you normally do.
Stress and Depression
So, you’re not getting any sleep because of bedbugs? Well, that’s too bad because there’s a chance for your stress levels to go up. As your stress builds up, you open the doors for new diseases to attack your body. Stress caused by bedbug bites tend to weaken the body’s immune system and makes it more susceptible to a wide range of ailments and diseases. Plus, you won’t have a great deal of patience for every person you encounter. Add the number of rashes and scabs on your skin, and you won’t be able to function well anymore.
Basically, bedbugs bite you and take a small amount of your blood. They then move on to someone else and bite them in their sleep. This is very dangerous, especially if a person has a very dangerous disease in his or her body. There’s even a study proving bedbugs can really transmit disease-causing parasites. For example, if a person is carrying the HIV virus and sleeps on a mattress full of bed bugs. Then, these pests transfer to a nearby bed and bite a healthy person. Just imagine the danger of this scenario and how it can greatly change a life for the worse.
Since we are talking about taking the bedbug infestation problem seriously, nothing beats getting the assistance of professional pest removal contractors like Jersey City Exterminators. We can help prevent you and your family from the above mentioned dilemmas.