Bed bug bites don’t hurt, and in some cases, you may not even realize that you have been bitten by one for days. The main problem with bed bug bites is the fact that they release chemicals which result in a delayed immune reaction which will manifest as itching, redness and swelling.
The itching can be continuous to the point of being embarrassing, but thankfully this gradually reduces in a few hours or days. If you have a bed bug infestation in your home, it may therefore not be possible for you to know if you have been bitten or not immediately.
However, some people have immune systems which react to the bites faster than usual, and will start scratching a few minutes after being bitten. When this happens multiple times at night, it has the potential to disrupt your sleep pattern, and you could find yourself feeling tired and groggy the next morning due to lack of sleep. This in turn can reduce your productivity throughout the day and result in mood swings, depression and other sleep-related problems in the long run.
From the above, it seems that bed bugs may not be that harmful particularly if you are able to sleep well despite being bitten multiple times. However, it’s important to get rid of the bed bugs since the scratching and itching will become more severe and the number of bed bugs biting you increase. Use EcoRaider® for a cost effective and eco-friendly defense against bed bugs. You will be guaranteed of better sleep, and less damage to your skin.