Damage caused by Bedbugs
The blood-feeding behaviours of Bedbugs causes severe irritation; this may result in sleep loss, listlessness and a lack of energy. Repeated Bedbug feeding has been linked to iron deficiency . They are suspected of carrying leprosy, oriental sore, Q-fever, and brucellosis. Their frass (excrement) is unsightly and leaves an unpleasant smell. Bedbug infestations can negatively impact human health in domestic settings and have dire economic consequences for hoteliers.
High hygiene standards will not necessarily provide an adequate method of control for Bedbugs but it will reveal infestations at an early stage; allowing for easier control. Spraying a pyrethroid-based aerosol lightly around these areas may help drive Bedbugs out of their hiding places. Filling or caulking crevices or cracks in rooms should be a priority as this reduces the number of refuge areas.
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