Health Risks from Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are definitely pests, but in general, they are not particularly dangerous. Bed bugs do not spread blood-borne pathogens the way mosquitos and ticks do. However, when they suck blood through the skin, bed bugs can cause skin irritation and itchiness. Bites can cause a rash or raised red bumps on the skin. In very rare cases, they could cause a severe allergic reaction. If a person goes into anaphylactic shock as a result of a bed bug bite, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Bed bugs feed at night, and the itchiness can often keep victims awake. This can lead to insomnia and more serious symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and irritability. Sleep deprivation can also weaken your immune system. This is not ideal, as scratching bed bug bites can introduce germs into the wound and cause an infection. Social isolation is another unpleasant side effect. People will not want to be around you if you have bed bugs. The only solution is bed bug control and extermination.
Bed Bug Control Methods
The first step in the process of bed bug control is to remove soft furnishings for cleaning. Put these and any affected items of clothing into a sealed bag to transport them. Bed bugs can’t survive high temperatures, so washing or steaming them should kill them. Make sure the room which requires treatment is free of clutter. If beds are damaged or bed bugs are actually living inside the mattress, these should ideally be destroyed by burning them.
Otherwise, after removing all other people from the area, Premier Pest Control will implement our bed bug treatment. We will use an appropriate insecticidal spray containing a juvenile hormone regulator. We will apply this spray to the mattresses and beds, especially where there are seams, buttons, and crevices. Then we will apply a general insecticide to the entire carpet. All surrounding areas which could harbour infestation should also be treated.