Dealing with a bed bug infestation can be physically distressing. Just imagine waking up with bed bug bites on your body, the physical discomfort of bed bug rash and constant scratching. But can bed bug infestations cause more than just physical repercussions?
A new Canadian study says they definitely can.
Tom Blackwell’s article in the National Post on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, describes a study from the University of Montreal and McGill University that provides the first scientific evidence of bed bug infestations causing mental-health repercussions. The study concludes that people living in homes with bed bugs are much more likely to suffer anxiety disorder, insomnia and depression.
What should doctors know about bed bug removal?
Based on this new study, medical doctors and family physicians should be aware of the mental health repercussions of bed bug infestations. When patients seek mental-health help due to insomnia or lack of sleep, doctors should ask about the possibility of the patient suffering from a bed bug infestation.
Since patients suffering from bed bug infestations were found to be about five times more likely to have anxiety disorders and are 2.5 times more likely to be depressed, a bed bug removal service like Magical Pest Control may be the first prescription the doctor should order.
Magical Pest Control is offering free bed bug removal consultations over the phone, so if you’re concerned about the mental health you or your loved ones due to a bed bug infestation, Contact us online or at (905) 738-6676.