Bed Bug Control Dubai: Public Health Significance
Bedbugs have been around for centuries, and they continue to be a problem in many parts of the world. They are small insects that are typically found in beds, but they can also be found in other places like carpets, furniture, and clothing. While they are not known to transmit diseases directly, they have been found to carry certain pathogens that can be transmitted to humans, making them a significant public health concern.
In this blog post, Let’s find out the health risks associated with bedbug infestations and the importance of effective bed bug control in Dubai.
Anemia can be a consequence of repeated attacks by bed bugs at night. An adult human body contains 3 to 4 grams of iron in good health, and 2cc of blood has 1 mg of iron. Therefore, even minor daily blood losses can significantly increase the body’s iron requirements. In unsanitary conditions where large populations live, the available diet may not compensate for this iron loss. Bed bug bites are painless, similar to many other feeding insects, to avoid drawing the host’s attention. However, repeated bites can sensitize the host to the bugs’ saliva, triggering an allergic reaction that causes swelling, irritation, and possibly a widespread rash. The resulting discomfort can lead to sleepless nights, causing lethargy and lack of concentration.
On the other hand, For children who lose sleep due to bed bug bites, it can be particularly challenging to succeed in school, which may be their only opportunity to escape poverty. Moreover, Bed bugs can evoke strong feelings of disgust in most people. Involuntary hosts of bed bugs are often horrified at the thought of relatively large insects feeding on them in a place where they should feel safe. Dwelling such thoughts can cause neurotic individuals to develop a general fear of insects and can even decrease the self-esteem of the most confident individuals.
Bed Bug Feeding Habits
When a hungry bug needs to feed, it leaves its hiding spot and wanders around, although it can’t detect a host that is more than 5 to 10 centimeters away. It can sense temperature differences of 1 degree Celsius when it’s 2.5 centimeters away. Bugs only feed between molts, and adult bugs feed about once a week.
To feed, the bug uses a proboscis made up of two stylets to pierce the skin of a sleeping host. The bite mustn’t cause any pain, so the bug can feed without being noticed. First instar nymphs can engorge themselves in just three minutes, but adults can take up to 15 minutes. After feeding, the bug’s body can become bloated, up to six times its original weight, making it difficult for the bug to return to its hiding spot. To solve this problem, the bug produces a hormone that causes it to rapidly excrete much of the water from its recent meal. This results in large fecal marks in the hiding spot, but it allows the bug to return to its normal flat shape.
Pattern of Bites
The pattern of bites associated with bedbugs is typically around the face, upper trunk, and arms, as they favor exposed skin. They do not commonly travel under bedclothes, so bites in other areas are less common. The skin of some individuals may react to the bites, causing irritation and the urge to scratch. This can lead to secondary infections of the wounds, which can be particularly problematic for those with preexisting health conditions.
Bed bugs? Let us take care of them!
Bedbugs may seem like a minor inconvenience, but their impact on public health cannot be ignored. Not only do they carry potentially harmful pathogens, but their bites can also lead to anemia, allergies, and sleep deprivation. In addition, the psychological effects of being infested with bedbugs can be devastating, particularly for those living in poor and unsanitary conditions.
Get in touch with Apha Arabien pest control service, it’s essential to take bedbug control seriously and to seek professional help as soon as possible. By doing so, we can protect ourselves and our communities from the negative impact of these tiny pests.