If you don’t know, bed bugs drink human blood to survive. What are the down falls related to this and how can we protect or selves from even getting bed bugs infestation?

Bed bugs do not cause viruses or disease. They are different from mosquitoes which can transmit disease by biting humans.  A study on bed bugs causing the spread of leprosy, Q-fever and brucellosis is said to have been completed with poor results.

The main thing is bed bugs are bad and the average person does not know what or if bed bugs spread any type of disease or pathogen. There are a few illnesses that bed bugs cause and are quite concerning.


Bed bugs may make and individual’s allergies more sensitive and flare up due to the bites that the bedbugs are making. Allergies flare ups may not be documented with bed bug bites, however it is something that may happen. 


If the infestation is sever, there have been documented cases of bed bugs causing anemia.   This usually happens in children and people who are immunocompromised. Every time a bed bug bites, the amount of blood is diminished from the individual.


Asthma is a major concern because tissue that is left behind by egg shells, molted skin and bed bug fecal matter can cause asthma attacks.  Even though the triggered attack is not fatal, it is something than can make an individual’s respiratory issues worse. 

Bacterial Skin Infection

Exterior skin infection may start with sever scratching that would lead to scratches on the skin and potential bleeding of the infected area. Once the skin breaks and is open to a bacterial infection from touch, the bed or anything in our

environment, the bacteria can cause skin infections requiring antibiotic treatment.









Itchy bed bug bites on a woman’s lower back and buttocks

Lethargy Due to Lack of Sleep

Having a prolonged skin irritation can cause lack of sleep due to the bed bug infestation.  Prolonged sleep can cause
any ones daily performance to drop.

Systemic Poisoning

Sever bed bug infestation can cause multiple bites from bed bugs which could cause systemic poisoning.  A bed bug bit
releases a chemical that mixes with the human blood. Elderly, immunocompromised and children are at the most risk for systemic poisoning. Detecting the infestation early to avoid health concerns like this is a must for these types of individual to avoid addition health issues. 

When an individual is bitten, the bites will swell and can cause blisters in extreme cases. To remediate the issues with bed bugs, a home needs to be remediate and the bed bug bites need to be treated to clear up the issues.  Contact a Pest Busters Omaha to provide a discrete estimate to remediate bed bugs with the bed bug heat treatment process.

Bed Bug Prevention

Many times bed bugs are transmitted during from one place to another when someone goes on a trip.  When they return home there is a chance that a few bed bugs were transported in to the home.

Check the hotels or place you are staying

Survey the area that you are staying in by looking under beds, behind head boards and furniture to see if there is any evidence of a bed bug infestation. 


Check Clothing and Bags before leaving

Prior to leaving the hotel or room you are staying in, check clothing and bags to verify that there is no evidence that you will be transferring bed bugs.  An estimated 5% of all hotels have bed bug problems. Bed bugs can be seen and it is easy to transmit them from place to place.

Re check bags and wash all clothing when you return home

Some would say to change clothing before entering one’s own home. That may not be realistic to actually do and a simple way to eliminate bed bugs is to make sure you wash all clothing upon returning home and recheck your bags.  It is possible to transfer bed bugs as any time when traveling.  When a person travels they place their bags on train, buses, planes and other transportation that may have bed bugs.  Doubling  checking and rechecking is a simple thing that anyone can do to eliminate any bed bug intruder from entering a home.

Vacuum Beds

Vacuuming beds is another simple step that home owners can do to stop any bed bug infestation. Vacuuming a bed every so often can help eliminate bed bugs and keep your home clean and tidy.

How does a pest control exterminator remediate bed bugs?

Bed bugs can be a problem for any home. No home is immune to bed bugs. If a homeowner completes scheduled cleaning tasks for their home or business, it will eliminate many pest infestations and prevent them completely.  If for some reason a bed bug infestation is already happing, contact a bed bug exterminator to remediate you pest infestation.