When you get home late from work, one of the things you probably long for is to just sleep in your comfortable bed. Conversely, one of the last things you want is to wake up and see bumps on your legs, arms, back, and other parts of the body.
These bumps and swelling are likely caused by bed bugs, which may have already infested not only your bed, but other fabrics in your home too, like the upholstery and the carpet.
These small bugs can quickly multiply and spread, so it’s important to know early if your home is literally playing host to these organisms.
The Buggers Keeping You Up
Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed on human and animal blood, mostly when the host is asleep. These critters, however, are not just confined to your bed, despite their names. They can also live in chairs, carpets, and other furniture, and can be found in other properties. These can also be found in other buildings — as one movie theatre in Indiana recently experienced.
While bed bugs may not be considered as a public health hazard, these can cause serious itching in, resulting in excessive scratching. This can then cause skin problems, which may lead to skin infections.
The Problem with the Bite
While the bugs don’t carry or cause diseases, they can still cause certain health problems. Bed bugs can cause skin manifestations, such as visible blisters, rashes, and in some people, allergic reactions.
Prevention is key to ensuring your home does not suffer from a bed bug infestation. Proactive measures such as cleaning the home regularly and calling an Indiana bed bug control company, supposing you’re from the area, are the best actions to take.
Everyone is at risk for getting bed bugs, especially when you visit an infected area. Because these are masters at hiding, you can easily carry some from the outside and into your home.
Deal with the pest problem at the first signs of an infestation. The earlier you address it, the better chances you have of minimizing damage and stress.