Can Bed Bugs Hurt Me?
Although they are parasitic and their bites cause itchy, red bumps and they’re extremely creepy, no, bed bugs are not generally considered to be dangerous to humans. The main health concerns with bed bugs are:
- Uncomfortable or irritating bite marks
- Allergic reactions can occur in rare cases – these CAN BE DANGEROUS and you should seek immediate help from a trusted medical professional
- They can be hard to get rid of without help from a professional pest control company
- Insomnia or anxiety
How dangerous are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are not destructive to property and are not a significant hazard to people. However, they can still rise to the level of extreme nuisance for any homeowner. A bed bug infestation will disturb your daily routine. People with infestations report anxiety, disturbed sleep or insomnia, trouble treating their bites, and expensive or ineffective DIY treatments.
In rare cases, bed bug bites can cause allergic reactions or severe symptoms that should be examined by a medical professional as soon as possible.
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