Are bed bugs dangerous?
Bed bugs don’t pose a danger to people, but can trigger allergies, and itchy bites. These bites usually do not transmit dangerous diseases as don’t really spread diseases, however irritation, redness and itchiness from their bite marks can be annoying and you can seek out medical attention if needed. However, generally no, they aren’t dangerous.
People do react differently to bed bugs, some just get itchiness and red bites on their skin, while others may react adversely, getting allergic reactions, bigger bite marks, painful swelling and even (in some extreme cases) anaphylaxis.
‘Don’t let the beg bug’s bite! Many people may not know this mini monster really exists, but they are in fact real. Let’s find out more about them.
What are bed bugs?
They are small, insects that are reddish-brown in colour that are found living om furniture or bedding. They are wingless and sized around 1mm- 7mm. Bed bugs feed on the blood of people animals while sleeping and can cause:
- Bites on face, arms neck, or areas exposed when sleeping.
- Spots of blood on bedding
- Brown small spots on bedding or furniture.
What to do
Make sure to wash affected bedding, furniture, and clothing.
Get advice from GP’s and Pharmacists.
Assure your house, furniture , and bedding are regularly cleaned and vacuumed, in all the corners and dirty small spaces. Doing this consistently, will deter bug bugs away!