Dealing with bed bugs can be stressful, painful, and unpleasant. However, it is important to take care of an infestation as soon as possible with the help of a professional team who has the equipment and ability to not only detect bed bugs but also to exterminate them. If you have bed bugs but are curious about what could happen if you don’t get rid of them, Northwest K9 Bed Bug Detectives understands! Here is an inside look at what happens if you don’t take care of a bed bug infestation. 

Allergic Reactions

One of the more obvious outcomes of dealing with bed bugs is that you’re going to have to deal with the bites from these bugs. Bed bug saliva contains a mild numbing agent, so it’s unlikely you’ll feel the bites as they happen, but over time you will feel these bites and can even develop an allergic reaction. Bed bug bites can often cause itchiness, redness, sores, scabs, and even hives or rashes. 

Secondary Infections

If you continue to deal with bed bugs over an extended period of time, it’s also possible that your body may develop an infection. Whether the infection is from the bugs themselves or it’s from wounds that are constantly scratched or picked at, this can potentially pose a serious health threat in the long run.

Mental Health Impacts

Physical health impacts aside, the mental health impacts of living with a bed bug infestation can be detrimental, too. People dealing with bed bugs over an extended period of time can be impacted by insomnia, anxiety, and systemic breakdowns.

Affecting Pets and Others

When you’re dealing with bed bugs in your home, it’s not just you that can be affected by these pests! While it’s less common for bed bugs to attack pet beds, if the infestation grows large enough, they will also attack your cats or dogs, causing pain, discomfort, itchiness, and potentially even loss of fur.

Dealing with a bed bug infestation can feel overwhelming or even embarrassing, but there’s nothing to be worried about! At Northwest K9 Bed Bug Detectives, our team is here to help! Contact us today.

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