Bed Bugs and Your Health in Guelph

Bed bugs are nasty little critters. Just when you lay down on your bed, thinking that you’re going to get a good night’s sleep, they start biting. You end up tossing and turning or leaving the bed altogether. The same is with the other furniture that you have. Having bed bugs in your bed or another piece of furniture is a nightmare. Not only does it affect your health, but it also affects your entire day. There is no productivity left in you since you don’t get the sleep that you deserve. If you don’t remove them immediately, they can damage even more than just your health or routine. There are four common health risks associated with bed bug infestation if you do not opt for bed bug removal in Guelph.

Let us discuss the health risks associated with bedbugs biting you:

Infection from Scratches:

Bedbug bites can be very itchy. Once it starts itching, you don’t have any other option than to scratch yourself like crazy. Those tiny little scratches can turn into deep wounds from all the scratching if you don’t take care of them. Then the bacteria set in and cause an infection. If left untreated, bedbug bites result in redness around the wound, increased swelling, and hurting bumps, which are warm to touch. These are symptoms of bacterial skin infection.

Allergic Reaction to Bites:

Some people have severe allergies, and one of them is bedbug allergy. The bites can cause a severe reaction which can lead to life-threatening situations. You can end up in an anaphylactic shock that is an extreme allergic reaction followed by wheezing, tightness in the chest, swollen lips/tongue, and tightness in the throat. Immediate medical attention is required to treat anaphylactic shock.

Sleep Deprivation:

If the problem of bed bugs keeps on increasing, you will very likely be deprived of sleep. You can become physically exhausted and mentally disturbed without proper sleep due to a bedbug infestation. You might not be able to work properly, you might feel hungry at the wrong time, or perform worse in other situations. If worse comes to worst, you could even end up in an accident while driving.

Stress:

A bedbug infestation can also cause a lot of stress. You can become frustrated with bedbugs around your home, hiding in your bedsheets, curtains and biting you every chance they get. Living in this stressful environment can lead you to emotional anxiety, which leads to further health problems. Emotional anxiety caused by stress leads to unhealthy behaviour and habits, such as drinking and smoking, while impacting your immune system, putting you at risk for all kinds of infections. Stress can also increase one’s heart rate and blood pressure.

If you do not want your life to be affected in such a way, you should consider experts at bed bug removal in Guelph to eradicate bedbugs permanently from your residential space.

Conclusion

Bedbugs’ bites irritate a lot and can make you frustrated. The following four health risks are associated with a bed bug infestation becoming severe:

  • You may suffer bacterial skin infection with bedbugs biting you incessantly.
  • You can feel severe allergies.
  • You will never get a good night’s sleep which affects your health.
  • You will feel stressed and anxious.

To sum up, bedbugs do not destroy property, but they reside with you without paying you a cent for their stay and have many health risks. Therefore, it is the right decision to hire a pest control professional to help you out with bed bug removal in Guelph. For more details, feel free to consult the experts at Pesticon.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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