Natural Remedies for bed bugs

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If you have bedbugs at home, it means that you have a big problem. The natural remedy should always be chosen as the first option in such cases. If it is not possible to overcome bed bugs in this way, then chemical solutions should be used. WHAT ARE BED BUGS? I know you have some … Read more

How to use diatomaceous earth for bed bugs?

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Diatomaceous earth is one of the best natural remedies for bed bugs. What makes it a good option is its price and ease of use. So, what is diatomaceous earth, and how to use it against bed bugs? HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE BED BUGS? Bed bugs are small insects and usually prefer to … Read more

Does Borax Kill Bed Bugs?

Does Borax Kill Bed Bugs

The people who are affected by the bed bugs tried many tricks to get rid of the bad bugs. Some of these are really effective. Even some home remedies are good. Borax is one of them. This is really very effective. This can be used to get rid of the bed bugs. Many treatments are … Read more

Does Dry Cleaning Kill Bed Bugs?

Does Dry Cleaning Kill Bed Bugs?

It always happens whenever you are surrounded by a problem you always try to get rid of it. Some problems are so annoying that you want to do anything to get rid of them, One of these problems is the bed bugs. Just imagine that you are sleeping on your bed and the bug bites … Read more

HOW TO REMOVE BED BUGS FROM A MATTRESS?

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The time you realize that you have bed bugs is the time you start a big battle. Bed bugs are invaders and they can be anywhere if you saw them on somewhere. So, if you have them on your mattress, how to get rid of bed bugs in a mattress? BED BUGS IN THE HOUSE However, … Read more

CAN BED BUGS MAKE YOU SICK?

CAN BED BUGS MAKE YOU SICK?

Bed bugs are annoying creatures. Bed bugs multiply rapidly bite you all night and it’s hard to find them. Most people are curious about the results of bed bug bites. Do bed bugs make people sick?

If no action is taken in the early stages of bed bug invasion, you can be a visitor at you home and bed bugs can become the new host of your home.

This is because a female bed bug lay 3 to 5 eggs per a day and an adult bed bug can live for several months without feeding.

WHAT A BED BUG LOOKS LIKE?

An adult bed bug is about an apple seed and so, it’s difficult to see them with human eye. Even so, it’s not impossible to find them. Bed bugs can be seen to human eye. You just need to be careful while looking for them.

Bed bugs are commonly mistaken with cockroaches, ticks or carpet beetles. But they are different from those insects.

They can’t fly or jump, but they can crawl like a spider. If a bed bug needs to sit on your body for feeding, it must crawl to your bed or chair which means you can see them while they are moving.

HOW BED BUGS FEED?

Their only food source is mammalians. Bats, dogs, cats and human are their food sources and they are blood-fed. They don’t eat anything, but they drink blood.

An adult bed bug feeds for about 10 to 15 minutes and turns back to its hole. However, bed bugs prefer to bite a human only once and keep sucking until they are satiated, after a bed bug attack, there become tens of bites usually.

Because while we are sleeping, we usually move around and bed bugs relocates in every move of us. So, they start feeding again and again during their meal time. And after the feeding, we have a lot of bites instead of one.

EFFECTS OF BED BUG BITES

If a person is bitten bey a bed bug for the first time, there will be some local erythema at the point of bites.

If the person is bitten repeatedly before, there will be edema with bleeding in the middle of it.

Reactions after a bite usually occurs in ten days after the bite. So, it’s important to know the exact time of the bite.

After a bed bug bite, you don’t feel any pain, because they secrete a liquid while biting you which prevents clotting and doesn’t let you know being bitten.

CAN BED BUGS GIVE YOU A DISEASE

As you know, it’s always dangerous to get exact answers to such questions like Bed Bugs give you a disease. But a lot of researches show that bed bugs can carry many diseases to human.

As a Penn Study shows(https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2014/november/penn-study-shows-bed-bugs-can), bed bugs can carry Trypanosoma cruzi which is a parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the deadliest diseases in US.

Another research shows that bed bugs are vectors for more than 40 diseases including:

  • Yellow fever
  • HIV
  • Plague
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Trypanosomiasis

But you must know that recently studies show that HIV or Hepatitis B can not be directly transmitted by bed bugs; but after experimental injection of HIV viruses to a bed bug’s body, it was observed up that HIV viruses could live in bed bug’s blood for 8 days.

PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BED BUG BITES

Rather than a physical disease, bed bug bites are more about psychological discomforts. Living in a house which is invaded by bed bugs mean to have sleepless nights and a lot of stresses.

After several months of fighting with them, searching the bed bugs in every corner will become your lifestyle. A person living in such a house will be thinking of them while eating, taking a shower or sleeping.

This makes the daily routine unacceptable and such a person will probably need to take medical support for that.

LIST OF POSSIBLE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BED BUGS

Those are the common problems/ Causes reported after bed bug bites:

  • Itching
  • Blisters
  • Red spots
  • Secondary Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Chagas disease
  • Allergic Reactions

Itching and blisters are the most common results of bed bugs. Blisters will probably bleed after you start itching them.

Allergic reactions will differ from person to person. If a person bitten by bed bugs has any allergy for something like that, then a reaction will occur.

Anaphylactic Shock is a serious kind of reaction which can happen just after an allergic event. This is hard response of the body to the allergy which occurs as swelling, dizziness, fainting or pulse rate and can become deadly.

Insomnia is a result of psychological effects as I told above. Bites will make the person anxious and sleepless which will result with insomnia.

Chagas is an important disease which can cause death. Some studies proved that Chagas disease can be spread bey bed bugs. However, we got that information, there has not been any documented case about Chagas disease.

HIGH-RISK GROUPS AFTER A BED BUG BITE

As you see up to present, however, some diseases are approved to be transmitted by bed bugs; any HIV, Hepatitis B or other diseases like those have been documented.

But some groups are always high-risked because of their special status. These are:

  • Kids and babies
  • Elders
  • Bed ridden patients

They are high-risked because their immune system is are weaker than adults or other healthy people.

Conclusion

Rather than worried about the possible effects of a bed bug bite, you must get some medical support.

The best way in such cases is to get some professional help. Because may be you have any allergic reactions for bed bug bites or the bed bug bit you may carry any diseases.

Sure you will make some “Google” for understanding the results of  bed bugs; but please stop doing more and visit a doctor immediately.

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ARE BED BUGS CONTAGIOUS?

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Bed bugs can affect your daily life on several ways. Some of these affects are physical and some are psychological. But do they infect you any diseases and are they contagious? WHAT ARE BED BUGS? Some distinct physical features of bed bugs are below: They have oval-shaped and flat bodies They have 6 legs They … Read more