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Consequences of having a bedbug infestation

bedbug infestation

Key Takeaways

  • Bedbugs are small reddish-brown insects, flat and oval-shaped, resembling apple seeds, and they feed on blood primarily at night.
  • They are commonly found in warm environments, especially in beds, bedding, and other sleep areas, as well as in commercial properties with low hygiene standards.
  • Consequences of bedbug infestations include infections from scratching bites, allergic reactions ranging from itching to anaphylactic shock, and sleep deprivation leading to stress, impaired thinking, and poor work performance.
  • Sleep deprivation due to bedbug infestations can result in accidents, heart diseases, loss of appetite, and irritability.
  • If signs of a bedbug infestation are present, it’s essential to seek professional pest control services promptly to address the issue effectively and ensure peace of mind.


What are bedbugs?

Just in case you’ve never heard about what a bedbug is. They are some small
reddish-brown creatures, flat and oval-shaped. They have a small size like an apple
seed and feed on blood. They are usually active at night when you are asleep. The
name of the “bed bug” is derived from the preferred habitat. Warm houses and
especially nearby or inside of beds and bedding or other sleep areas, and they are also
mostly associated with commercial properties that have low hygiene standards & poor

Some of the most common consequences of getting bedbugs are:

When having a bedbug infestation you can experience Infection from scratches since
bedbug bites can be very itchy, leading to the strong urge to scratch it until the itch goes
away. Germs and bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection if left untreated.

Even though it’s not a usual thing to see, an allergic reaction can happen when a bed
bug bites you, when someone is allergic to their bite, if allergic this could even lead you
to an anaphylactic shock that requires immediate medical attention.

If a bed bug infestation within the house becomes too problematic, it can lead to
sleep deprivation. The numerous bites, never-ending itch and thought of crawling bugs
around is bound to keep us up all night, leaving them exhausted physically and mentally
the following day.

Needless to say, sleep deprivation can cause stress and this can lead to accidents,
impaired thinking, heart diseases, and loss of appetite. In severe cases, this can cause
poor work performance and irritability, that’s why if you start to see clear and obvious signs of a bed bug infestation, you might be facing quite a serious bed bug infestation.

If you think you may have a bedbug infection or if you have, don’t hesitate to get in
touch with us, because in PPC we care about you.

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