No homeowner wants to deal with a bed bug infestation. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, these pests have made quite the comeback in the Springtown area. But are bed bugs actually considered dangerous?

Let’s take a look at some of the health risks they carry and what you can do to eliminate these unwanted house guests for good.

Believe it or not, bed bugs can be responsible for mild health issues. The most common complaint is related to the itching that comes with bites from this insect. If you notice red bumps or welts on your skin, bed bugs could be the culprit.

Keep in mind that the reaction may take up to two weeks for some folks. Others, meanwhile, may not have a reaction at all to a bed bug attack.

Many people will mistake a bed bug bite for a mosquito bite. One major difference, though, is that the bumps or welts from bed bugs tend to be visible for several weeks. You should also expect an annoying itch with such a bite.

In a sort of domino effect, that excessive scratching can cause damage to your skin and even open the door for infection down the road. Here at Tom Samples Pest Control, we recommend controlling the urge to scratch with creams and protective clothing. However, should you notice persistent redness or another indication of infection, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

So aside from their bites possibly being annoying, do bed bugs pose a legitimate threat to humans? Well, the disruptions are obviously there, especially when you account for the loss of sleep and bite treatment costs. Bed bugs can go from a general nuisance to a danger if they are not exterminated in an effective and efficient manner.

Your Local Bed Bugs Exterminator

Bed bugs have incredible hiding abilities. That’s part of what makes this pest such a challenge to get rid of. Frankly, the only way you become aware of an infestation is what they leave behind, such as tiny, black fecal matter or equally small eggs.

Many Springtown residents think they can handle bed bugs on their own. What they often don’t realize is that the infestation could grow without the proper elimination services. If you want to end your pest problem for good, we recommend acting immediately.

This is where Tom Samples Pest Control comes into play. A 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award winner, Tom Samples does things differently. Whereas competitors might cut corners and rush through projects, our experienced team prides itself in building relationships with its customers.

It’s no secret what makes Tom Samples the area’s top bed bugs exterminator. You can count on our licensed and insured professionals to use pest control techniques that are both safe and effective. We even offer an integrated pest management program to keep your home or business pest-free all year long.

We are proud to set the standard for bed bug treatment. Contact Tom Samples today.