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Do Bed Bug Bites Carry Disease?

Bed Bug Bites Surprise AZBed bugs have become a huge problem worldwide over the past decade or so and are widespread in the Americas, too. There are bed bugs in Surprise AZ as well – we’re not immune. They feed on human blood and to do so they have to bite us – with a straw-like appendage that allows them to siphon our blood while we sleep. The good news is that so far there has been no evidence that they transmit any type of disease to their human hosts. The biggest health risk is in what happens after the bites show up. If we scratch them too much and/or don’t keep them clean then there could be potential health risks. If you’re wondering: do bed bug bites itch?, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes”.

Bed bugs also have close relatives that may be mistaken for bed bugs. The bird bug and bat bug are extremely similar and behave pretty much the same as the actual bed bug. If they find their way into your home they’ll feed on you if there’s no birds or bats available. If you have a bird problem or bat problem, taking care of that may solve your bug problem as well in some cases.

We’re more apt to run into bed bugs when we travel so be careful where you stay and check out the bedding extremely well before settling in. If you have questions specifically about bed bug bites contact a health care provider. If you need help eliminating a bed bug infestation, click below and get your free quote.

Do Bed Bug Bites Carry Disease?

Bed Bug Bites Surprise AZBed bugs have become a huge problem worldwide over the past decade or so and are widespread in the Americas, too. There are bed bugs in Surprise AZ as well – we’re not immune. They feed on human blood and to do so they have to bite us – with a straw-like appendage that allows them to siphon our blood while we sleep. The good news is that so far there has been no evidence that they transmit any type of disease to their human hosts. The biggest health risk is in what happens after the bites show up. If we scratch them too much and/or don’t keep them clean then there could be potential health risks. If you’re wondering: do bed bug bites itch?, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes”.

Bed bugs also have close relatives that may be mistaken for bed bugs. The bird bug and bat bug are extremely similar and behave pretty much the same as the actual bed bug. If they find their way into your home they’ll feed on you if there’s no birds or bats available. If you have a bird problem or bat problem, taking care of that may solve your bug problem as well in some cases.

We’re more apt to run into bed bugs when we travel so be careful where you stay and check out the bedding extremely well before settling in. If you have questions specifically about bed bug bites contact a health care provider. If you need help eliminating a bed bug infestation, click below and get your free quote.