Finding out you have a bed bug problem is bad enough, but when those same bed bugs start hurting you and your family’s health the problem quickly turns dangerous.  It has been proven that bed bugs cannot transmit blood borne illnesses, which leads many to believe that their bites are harmless.  Unfortunately, this is not the case for all families.  Bed bug infestations cause a variety of health issues, not to mention the risks that are associated with their extermination.  Many extermination methods leave harmful chemicals behind which can cause serious health issues.


Bed Bug Health Risks

Allergic Reactions

Some people may experience mild to severe allergic reactions to the bites of a bed bug.  The reactions are much like some individual’s reaction to bee stings.  Hypersensitivity to bed bug bites may lead to anaphylactic shock in some people.  If anaphylactic shock occurs one must seek immediate medical attention. 


Bed bugs bites are similar to tick or mosquito bites in their appearance and itchy-ness.  When bites of this kind are scratched one can easy introduce germs into the wound resulting in infection.  Also, since bed bugs mostly bite at night it is not uncommon for individuals to scratch in their sleep and thus infect the bitten area. 


Worry and paranoia about bed bugs can keep you up at night.  Sleepless nights can cause exhaustion and leave you physically and emotionally drained.  Some people describe a bed bug infestation as, “the worst thing that ever happened to me, “ when they are feeling completely drained.  Other side effects of insomnia include, but are not limited to: anxiety, irritability, inability to focus, depression, loss of appetite and psychosis.

Social Isolation

If your home is infested with bed bugs you can become socially isolated.  Once word gets out about your problem people will stop coming over for fear of taking home bed bugs.  You may also stop going to others homes for fear of contaminating their home. Bed bugs leave you no place to hide and trap you in your own home.  The only treatment is to eradicate the bugs – FOR GOOD!


Chemical Bed Bug Treatment Health Risks

One of the oldest and most widely used treatments for bed bugs requires the spread of chemicals and insecticides to be spread in the affected area.  These treatments have not only been proven to be ineffective against bed bugs, they are also known to cause serious health risks to those around. 

Some of the health risks include:

  • Allergic Reaction – mild to severe
  • Breathing Problems
  • Aggressiveness
  • Tremors and Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Developmental delays (in children)

While some of these effects require prolonged exposure to the chemicals, other can develop almost instantly.  Prolonged exposure to the chemicals fumes or improper handling can cause more extreme reactions. 


The Safe Solution

The safest and quickest solution to any bed bug problem requires a professional heat treatment.  Heat kills bed bugs without the need for chemicals, and you can see results in as little as 8 hours.  Heat treatments are performed by heating a room or structure to temperatures that bed bugs cannot escape from.  The heat kills the bugs in all stages of their like cycle, making reoccurring infestations a thing of the past.  Don’t put yourself or your family at risk for serious and life threatening health issues.  Get a professional heat treatment today!

Call the professional heat treatment providers at AZEX Pest Solutions today at 877-445-2847.