Do bed bugs spread disease?
Bed bugs are not known to spread disease.
Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep.
Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.
What kind of diseases can you get from bed bugs?
Bed bugs can transmit parasite that causes chagas disease. Summary: Bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas, research has confirmed.
What is the main cause of bed bugs?
Travel is widely recognized as the most common cause of bed bug infestations. Often unbeknownst to the traveler, bed bugs will hitchhike on people, clothing, luggage, or other personal belongings and be accidentally transported to other properties.
How do you know if you have been bitten by bedbugs?
Other signs and symptoms of bed bug bites include:
- a burning painful sensation.
- a raised itchy bump with a clear center.
- a red itchy bump with a dark center and lighter swollen surrounding area.
- small red bumps or welts in a zigzag pattern or a line.
- small red bumps surrounded by blisters or hives.
How easily do bed bugs spread?
Bed bugs do not fly since they do not have wings. They are able to crawl and rapidly move short distances within an infected area, and slowly spread to other rooms in the home or business. Another way bed bugs move around is by finding their way into purses, backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, clothing, and jackets.