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What Harm Can Bedbugs & Fleas Cause If They Are Not Eliminated?

What Harm Can Bedbugs & Fleas Cause If They Are Not Eliminated?

Bedbugs and fleas can cause significant discomfort and health issues. Understanding the potential harm caused by bedbugs and fleas is crucial for prevention and management. Let’s discuss what type of harm these pests can cause to you. 

Skin Reactions

Both bedbugs and fleas can cause significant skin irritation and itching. Bedbug bites often appear in clusters or lines and can be intensely itchy, causing considerable discomfort. Scratching these bites can lead to secondary infections, worsening the problem. Similarly, flea saliva can develop a hypersensitive reaction, which can lead to severe itching and skin infections.

Allergic Reactions

Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to bedbug bites, ranging from mild itching to severe anaphylactic responses. These reactions are caused by the proteins in bedbug saliva, which can trigger the immune system in sensitive individuals.

Fleas can also transmit pathogens that cause illnesses such as Bubonic Plague, Murine Typhus and Cat Scratch Disease. All these infections are dangerous for humans. 

Psychological Impact

The psychological impact of a bedbug and flea infestation should be considered. The constant worry and discomfort associated with these pests can result in anxiety, stress, and even depression. 

Sleep Disturbances

The presence of bedbugs and fleas can lead to severe sleep disturbances. The fear of being bitten can cause anxiety, leading to insomnia and other sleep disorders. Lack of sleep can have a harmful effect on overall health and physical well-being.

Contact Us

We at Absolute Pest Control offer pest control services throughout London and the South East. With our years of experience and variety of tried and tested resources, we have been helping our clients to get rid of bedbugs and fleas.
We take pride in providing solutions for both residential and commercial premises to remove annoying pests effectively. Contact us today to speak with our pest control experts.

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