Common Issues Associated with Bed Bugs

November 20th, 2021

a bed bug on someone's skin

“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a cute rhyme until you’ve dealt with bed bugs and know the firsthand horrors of not being able to sleep tight because the bed bugs do bite.

Let’s look a little closer at the issues bed bugs cause and the best bed bug removal strategies so you can get back to a comfortable night’s sleep!

  1. Lack of Sleep

Bed bugs can have a huge effect on your ability to get good sleep. Even if you don’t have a severe allergic reaction to their bites, the stress of knowing you have bed bugs in your home can lead to fitful sleep or an inability to sleep at all. The American Sleep Association says, “Victims of an infestation often suffer from stress, paranoia, loss of sleep, and can even develop insomnia!”

  1. Red Bumps & Itching

The most noticeable issue with bed bugs is the itchy red bumps they leave behind on your skin. Dealing with itchy and irritated skin for days is not ideal for anyone. It gets worse if you do have an allergic reaction to their bite. In that case, you could be dealing with swelling and hives.

The best way to deal with bed bug bites is to wash them with mild soap and apply an over-the-counter anti-itch cream. Once you’ve got your anti-itch cream on, the next step is to call in the professionals for bed bug removal.

  1. Fast Spread

Bed bugs are one of the hardest pests to get rid of, mostly because they travel very quickly and reproduce even quicker. A bed bug can have anywhere from 200 to 500 eggs in its lifetime, and it can travel from one room to the other in a matter of a few minutes. Their small size allows them to get through cracks and travel with you in your clothes, shoes, purse, and much more.

You can learn more about bed bugs on our blog Common Questions About Bed Bugs.

Have Bed Bug Problems?

Don’t let bed bugs sabotage your good night’s sleep and peace of mind. Call a professional for bed bug removal. At Alford Wildlife and Pest Management, we will be happy to provide you with affordable and effective bed bug removal.

We are a locally owned company with offices in Fort Myers and St. Pete. We currently service the following counties:

  • Collier County
  • Lee County
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  • Manatee County
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  • Pinellas County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Pasco County

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