Bed bugs are a nuisance the world over. Once a bed bug infestation occurs in a household, getting rid of those bugs is a monumental task. Because bed bugs are tiny, and they hide in hard-to-reach places, finding them and eliminating them is difficult. The best approach to a bed bug infestation is to hire professionals.
Bed bugs might not be a high risk for diseases or harmful physical symptoms, but a severe bed bug infestation can cause mental health problems.
1. Sleepless nights
Sleeping alongside bed bugs is difficult for several reasons. Bed bug bites can keep you awake at night, especially if you are sensitive to those bites and feel itchy. You may also struggle to sleep, knowing that bed bugs are going to bite you throughout the night. Even if you change your sleeping location, bed bugs can move to the new location and continue to bite you.
A lack of sleep can leave you feeling stressed. Not only that, but because bed bugs are so difficult to locate and eradicate, the constant battle to remove them can take over your life.
During a severe bed bug infestation, it's almost impossible to avoid being bitten while you sleep. Bed bugs can even infest the places where you relax, such as your sofa and seating areas. Being constantly under attack from bed bugs can thus cause you to become paranoid. And because bed bugs often hitch a ride with you, you might worry that you will take bed bugs with you wherever you go.
4. Social Isolation
Because bed bugs are so adept at traveling with you wherever you go, they can travel with you to work and the homes of your friends and family members. If that happens, your friends may not want you to visit their home until your bed bug problem has been dealt with. This can lead to you becoming socially isolated.
5. Depression and anxiety
The heavy burden that a bed bug infestation puts on you can lead to depression and anxiety. And the worse the infestation becomes, the worse your depression and anxiety will become.
You need a pest control service
Trying to eradicate a bed bug infestation on your own is difficult. If you think bed bugs have found their way into your home, hire a pest control service. Pest control services know where to look for bed bugs, and how to kill them. The sooner you act, the sooner you can protect the mental health of yourself and others in your household.