5 Horrific Things That Might Happen During a Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs can be a real-life nightmare for many people around the world, especially if proper bed bug treatments aren’t applied.  When bed bugs infest a home or apartment, the effects can be catastrophic both mentally and physically for all involved. 

Here are five things that could happen to you, your family, your customers, or your friends if bed bugs aren’t treated quickly:

  1. Unfair judgment
There is a lot of stigma surrounding bed bug infestations.  Many of these misconceptions are spread by people that are unintentionally ignorant of the realities of a bed bug problems.  Victims of bed bug infestations are often subjected to harsh rumors of being unclean, dirty, and a danger to the public.  These false beliefs can lead to social isolation, depressions, and even more severe mental disorders. 
In reality, bed bugs are very inclusive to whom they will live with.  They don’t care if you’re rich, poor, have a nice house, or a small shack; they don’t necessarily thrive in dirty environments any more than clean ones.  Bed bugs don’t care how much you clean; they only need a place to hide.  Bed bugs have been found in mansions and five start resorts just as often as lower-income housing and small hotels.  The difference between the effect and severity of the problems is in the reaction time and the treatment that is applied.  If you notice bed bugs, act right away!  The best treatment option is a heat treatment using professional quality heaters and equipment.
  1. You may be driven to dangerous treatment methods

In efforts to get rid of bed bugs, many people have been driven to dangerous DIY treatment methods.  Some of these methods include using harmful & flammable chemicals, turning on the oven, space heater, or home furnace to heat the home hot enough to kill the bugs or even pouring boiling water all over the infected furniture to kill the bugs hiding within.  The reality of a bed bug infestation gets into your head quickly.  When compiled with a lack of sleep, painful bites, and paranoia, people often do things they might not otherwise do to GET THE BUGS OUT!  These treatments can cause property damages, health effects, and more. 
Keep your home, business, and family safe by only using professionally approved treatment methods.  There are even DIY options available for those that want to take care of the problem yourself.  For DIY heat equipment rental options, visit www.rentbedbugheaters.com.

  1. You might think you need to throw away all your belongings
A very common reaction to having bed bug-infested items is to remove them from your home in efforts to take the bugs out with it.  Other options are to microwave or freeze smaller items to kill the bugs.
These methods are highly NOT recommended.  Not only with these actions NOT get rid of the bugs, you could be spreading the bugs to your friends and neighbors by moving items outside your home.  All bed bug infested items should remain inside the house unless instructed by a certified (IBBRA) bed bug heat professional OR until space has been confirmed as bed bug-free after professional heat treatment.
  1. You might have to flee your home

After months of dealing with bed bugs, you might be reduced to extreme methods of escaping the nightmare.  Moving away may seem like the only option.  You might be thinking, “it’s ok, the bed bugs won, we will leave and start fresh.”  But these thoughts are not founded in facts.  If you have a true infestation, then bed bugs are hiding in your belongings!  You will take them with you wherever you go.  Treat the problem, don’t run away! We have pest professionals that can help you!  Find a professional here: https://convectex.com/pages/providers

  1. You might have lasting scars
Bed bugs leave scars behind wherever they go.  From their bites, which can cause allergic reactions in some people that can result in sores and scars, to the emotional and mental scars from extended paranoia, bed bugs have a lasting effect on many that have dealt with them.  These effects are worse the longer the vacuum has dealt with bed bugs. 
If you have painful, itchy welts that swell or become extremely painful, please see a doctor right away.  Advice from online sources is not a substitute for professional advice from an in-person doctor. 
If you feel paranoid, start feeling the effects of PTSD, have anxiety, or other mental effects resulting from your bed bug experience, then you should see a professional as soon as possible.  Depression, social anxiety, hallucinations, and other mention effects have been reported after bed bug infestations and should not be taken lightly.  Professional help may be needed, and you should not procrastinate!

Bed bugs affect hundreds and thousands of people every year.  Don’t let them win over your home or business!  Find a provider offering Convectex heat treatments (https://convectex.com/pages/providers), rent a Convectex heater from our certified providers (http://rentbedbugheaters.com/ or buy a bed bug heat system at (https://convectex.com/collections).  Convectex is here to help you choose the right heat package for you.  Give us a call at 877-375-0005.