Side Effects & Treatment of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are an unusual type of pest because they aren’t drawn to areas that are unkempt or dirty. Instead they are drawn to people because they are a blood sucking insect. Whether it’s your home or the workplace, these little guys can find you because of their attraction to the carbon dioxide you exhale. In case you are ever bitten, it is important to know the side effects and treatment of bed bug bites.

Side Effects

  • Red bumps will develop that may or may not itch.
  • Anemia can develop if the bed bug infestation goes on for too long.
  • Bacterial infections, hives, and asthma can each develop during extreme reactions.
  • Bed bugs can possibly spread disease by feeding on multiple hosts.
  • If you are aware of an infestation then psychological effects can develop. A person can become sleepless and paranoid that they are always being surrounded by these pests.


  • To reduce swelling and itchiness of the bites, soak them with hot water.
  • Antihistamines and topical creams can be used to also reduce inflammation and soothe itchy skin.
  • Visit the doctor immediately if any of the bite marks begin to secrete liquid or if red streaks begin to develop on or around them.
  • Ridding your home of the infestation is the most important treatment of all. Hire a professional to exterminate all bed bugs. One visit may not do the job, see if your local pest control professionals offer full year plans.

With most infestations you can take measures to prevent one from ever happening. Unfortunately, bed bugs can sneak into your home from a past house guest or pet. These little blood suckers are some of the hardest pests to exterminate which is why you’ll need experts to get the job done. Contact the professionals at Knockout Pest Control to rid your home of these pests once and for all. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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