It’s easy to assume that once the critters are gone from your home, your bed bug problem is over. That’s not always the case. Many people who experience a bed bug infestation deal with some form of bed bug anxiety, even after the insects have been banished. Bed bug anxiety is common in both adults and children, especially if they have suffered bed bug bites.
What is Bed Bug Anxiety
In the most basic terms, bed bug anxiety is fear or worry surrounding bed bugs. A person suffering from bed bug anxiety may worry that bed bugs will return, or that they were not exterminated in the first place. Those with bed bug anxiety are often paranoid that there are bed bugs in their sleeping space. They may frequently check their bed for signs of bed bugs, have trouble sleeping because they’re worrying about bed bugs, or believe they’re suffering from bed bug bites, even if they’re not.
What Can You Do About Bed Bug Anxiety?
Handle the situation calmly and rationally. Don’t get upset or tell them it’s all in their head. Some people find that setting up a ritual, where they check for bed bugs or bed bug bites each night, helps assure them that the bed bug problem is gone for good. Others find making bedtime relaxing and stress-free helps. This may mean making a cup of tea before bed, or for children, reading a story or playing a game. A positive experience can be used to override the worry about bed bug bites, and make going to sleep less stressful.
If you find you are unable to handle bed bug anxiety on your own, and continue to have trouble sleeping, depression or anxiety persists, consult a healthcare professional.
Need Professional Bed Bug Extermination?
If you’ve discovered a bed bug problem in your home, Magical Pest Control can help. We are an experienced bed bug extermination service with years of experience solving bed bug problems once and for all. You can reach us at (905) 738-6676 or use our contact form to set up a bed bug inspection. We’ll help you determine the right course of action to ensure you no longer have to worry about bed bug bites.