How Bedbugs Can Have Mental Effects on Humans
Many have experienced that itchy feeling while lying on their beds. It feels like something is crawling on their body, especially back and neck. There is nothing visible though. These are the signs of having a serious infestation of bedbugs.
Bedbugs are parasitic insects that thrive on sucking human blood. They live in cracks and crevices, in or around the bed. The red itchy bites and uncomfortable nights are the major pointers for your bed being shared.
But it is not just limited to this. Studies have proved that Bedbugs have an ill -psychological effects on humans. Though their bites are not found to cause any disease, they surely have long-lasting effects on a human mind.
The first and heaviest effect of bedbugs is anxiety. The sleepless nights and continuous itching make people lose their cool. In addition to that, the huge hassle of cleaning, laundering, packing and throwing things out, can be both, exhaustive and emotional. Since the bedbugs are so good at living undercover, this gives a creepy feeling, which further aggravates the anxiety. You do not have to burden yourself. You can ask your friends or family to help you with the task of controlling and eradicating bedbugs. In case of extensive infestation, there are top rated pest control service agencies who are just a phone call away. They would also help you in fighting with other irritating pests such as cockroaches, ants, termites, et. al.
A feeling of “ Something is Crawling” and “Phantom Itching”
There is a continuous feeling of something being crawled very lightly over your skin. The first guess may go in favor of mosquitoes but in the absence of any flying insect, that is soon ruled out. Then it becomes even creepier. The anxiety itself triggers this crawling sensation. In case, this sensation persists repeatedly for more than a week, you must consult a health practitioner.
Paranoia is a persistent, irrational feeling about something, that does not even exist. In case of bedbugs too, even months or years after an infestation has been treated, the feeling of “something is still crawling on my skin” lingers on with many people. This paranoia condition makes them to frantically check under their beds to look for bed bug carcasses, carefully examining the mattress and ambushing the thing as and when it feels like moving. This sounds like crazy.
If you have taken every possible step to move the pests out of your home, then you must convince yourself. Try not to act irrational and talk people about this feeling. It may be mutual, and they could help you to get over it.
Bedbugs are fast crawling and hard skin insects. They cannot be killed by crushing them with your feet. Also, most of the readily available bedbugs spray are not too effective to keep them away. But of course, while treating your bed for these tiny insects, you can carefully spray them, persistently almost once a week, to help in combating their small population. For extensive measures, call expert exterminators who have knowledge and skills for fighting these naughty organisms.
Remember, not to let the crawlies get into your head and ruin your mental health. They are treatable.