Diseases Associated With Bedbugs

Hematophagous (the scientific term for blood-sucking) insects and arachnids are responsible for some of the most well-known diseases present in our world. These include mosquitoes, various types of flies, ticks, or mites. Malaria is a disease caused by a blood borne parasite that has ravaged the continent of Africa for decades, and the reason that the parasite is able to spread to so many people is because of the habits of the common mosquito. Females need blood as nourishment in order to complete their life cycle and lay eggs, but in the process of biting a human, they act as a vector for disease. Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, and Encephalitis are also caused by mosquitoes, and Lyme Disease is caused by ticks.

Are bed bug bites dangerous?

With all of the media coverage about bed bugs, there are still outstanding questions about the inherent dangers. And the typical homeowner remains confused about whether bed bug bites are dangerous or if bed bugs actually spread disease. The truth is, bed bugs are not a medical hazard in the home, and an infestation is not considered a public health danger. Yes – bed bugs are annoying and bothersome and frustrating – but they do not spread disease.