Nobody wants to deal with bed bugs, but how bad are they for your mental and physical health?
Physically, bed bug bite can cause minor pain and inflammation. Of course the longer the infestation lasts or is allowed to get worse, the more severe irritation and discomfort may be. Sometimes more damage can be done from scratching at bites, than the bites do themselves, and lead to infections.
Bed bug bites often go away on their own over the course of a week or two, but sometimes an over-the-counter steroid cream is used. Be sure to speak to a doctor or pharmacist for the right advice on any bites you may have.
Mentally, the connection between bed bugs, emotional trauma, and persistent mental health problems has been documented by multiple researchers. Side effects may linger in some cases, including symptoms such as extreme anxiety, insomnia, concentration problems. In more severe situations, behaviors such as obsessiveness and hyper-vigilance may resemble those of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Additional negative emotional and psychological effects that may result from bed bug attacks include nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and personal dysfunction.
If you are concerned about bedbugs, or unsure if you have bedbugs, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to help with any bedbug or pest problem, and guarantee our service. We’ll give you a free quote first too. 🙂
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