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Can Bed Bugs Kill You?

You wake up one morning and discover that your body is covered in itchy red blotches. You can’t stop scratching. You have bed bugs. Should you be worried? Are bed bugs dangerous? Can bed bugs kill you?

Although bed bugs can’t kill you directly, recent research reveals that they carry various dangerous pathogens that, if left untreated, can prove fatal. A recent study from the Natural Link Mold Lab (NLML) shows the little known dangers of bed bugs. Sean Abbott, Ph. D., senior biologist for the NNLML, documented that bed bugs have the ability to carry a number of infection causing bacteria including staphylococcus aureus (staph), bacillus subtilis, and enterobacter cloacae.

Recently, a man contracted a severe bacterial staph infection on his leg from a bed bug while he and his family were vacationing in Tennessee. Fortunately his body reacted positively to the E.R.-prescribed antibiotics, and after two weeks all he was left with was a scar and a story. This man was lucky, but if he didn’t seek immediate medical attention, who knows what might have happened?

So can bed bugs kill you? If you are bitten by a bed bug carrying a dangerous pathogen and you’re unable to get immediate medical treatment, it’s possible that bed bugs can be lethal.

How can I avoid dangerous bed bugs?

Although bed bugs have the potential to be dangerous, there are things you can do to protect yourself. Look for traces of bed bugs like small red or brown stains on your bedding or curtains. If you discover bed bug bites on your body, keep an eye on them. If the bites are followed by pain or the bites get bigger, consult a physician.

If you discover bed bugs in your home, contact a professional bed bug exterminator. At Magical Pest Control, we use a patented heat treatment for bed bugs. Unlike pesticides, heat treatments for bed bugs eliminate bed bug eggs and can get into the cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide.

To learn more about Magical’s heat treatment for bed bugs or discuss other options to kill bed bugs in your home, phone a Magical Pest Control bed bug exterminator at (905) 738-6676 or contact one online. We’d be happy to give you a free over the phone consultation.

7 thoughts on “Can Bed Bugs Kill You?

  1. Honestly i just got home from a friends house and i have a few red bites on my sides .. i saw a bug on her floor and it as crawling on her couch i was laying on so i flicked it off and i took a picture.. and i came home today and went on google and typed in what do bed bugs look like and i compared the pictures they honestly look the same. i dont know what to do i wanna tell her but i dont , like i know she will get mad at meeee. and think im like blamming her for 2 of my other friends spent the night at her house and they got bites too. what should ido .

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  4. you need to tell her because even if she’s mad you could be saving her life everybody’s body reacts different to bed bugs and she maynot even know she has them. like for me i didnt get the crazy itchying all the time i only got it at night and i was the only one in my household to get bed bugs it was craxy it was after i went to a friends house. plus if u dont tell her and go back to her house you will be reinfested with the big problem. so its a saftey issuse for everyoned health.

    • You can report the issue to the local public health department.

      If you’re in Toronto (which is where we’re based), you can reach them here. Otherwise do a Google search for your local health department to report the issue.

      Best of luck!

      - Magical Pest Control

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