Bed bugs are not a laughing matter. An infestation can take an emotional toll due to the stigma attached to the presence of bed bugs in your home.
Emotional Effects of Bed Bugs
Research by doctors and university studies into the emotional effects of a bed bug infestation are revealing interesting results. One such result is the similarity between bed bug victims and persons experiencing PTSD. Many of the symptoms associated with PTSD are the same as the emotional and psychological effects by those experiencing a bed bug infestation.
Those dealing with bed bug effects run the gamut of negative emotions that include depression, paranoia, obsessive thoughts, sleeplessness, and hyper-vigilance.
There’s also the discomfort of red itchy bites that become welts and trying to explain why you have them to friends, family, and coworkers. Overcoming the embarrassment that goes along with an infestation is difficult for adults and children, and dealing with avoidance by those concerned they’ll “catch” bed bugs from the infected home or person.
If you are concerned about bed bugs, hiring the services of NJ & NYC bed bug exterminator professionals can put your mind at ease. With NJ & NYC bed bug exterminator technicians addressing bed bug problems, a treatment plan can be put into action to rid your home of these pests.
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