How Bed Bugs Affect You Mentally

Bed bugs are one of the worst types of pests you can have in your home.

The fact that you are their only source of food and are notoriously tricky to remove creates all sorts of problems.

Not only do bed bugs leave bite marks on your body, but they also cause numerous psychological issues, such as:

1. Stress

Stress is the most common problem during an infestation. The worst part is crawling into bed each night, knowing that bed bugs will bite during your sleep.

An infestation can have a knock-on effect on the rest of your family and household members, particularly children. For example, if bed bugs have infested one room, they can spread to other rooms, causing massive stress to others.

2. Misery

As mentioned before, bed bugs are tough to eradicate and require professional intervention to remove them. Some people may resort to DIY methods, which will fail to eliminate them, and instead prolong or worsen the situation. The longer an infestation continues, the more misery you’ll endure.

3. Discomfort

Bed bugs’ bite marks also create discomfort and irritation as they’re very itchy, causing you to rub your skin frequently. As a result, it’s hard to live peaceful life around bed bugs. It may become harder to fall asleep as you anticipate them biting you. Eventually, this will lead to sleep deprivation and have a knock-on effect on your daily living.

4. Feelings of disgust

Some people start to feel that they’re either dirty or filthy because of bed bugs. You may ask yourself where bed bugs come from and whether your hygiene or cleanliness is to blame. However, neither hygiene nor cleanliness attracts or deters bed bugs. They can infest the most pristine homes or never show up in homes that aren’t cleaned regularly.

5. Embarrassment

If visitors stay in your home overnight, you’ll likely stress about them being bitten or judging you or your home. So feelings of shame and subsequently isolating yourself is another common effect of having bed bugs.

As you can see, there’s so much more to a bed bug infestation than being bitten. Unfortunately, many people suffer in silence or are unsure how to tackle the issue effectively. That’s why we offer top-grade treatments that eradicate bed bugs quickly and effectively, so your life can return to normal.

Call a trusted professional, like The Bed Bug Experts, who finally has the skills, knowledge, and experience to remove bed bugs from your life.

This post was written in conjunction with Zest Environmental, who provide fogging disinfection in Glasgow and throughout Central Scotland