There is some good news. A new study this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says when bit by a bed bug, most people have little to no reaction and bed bugs don’t appear to transmit human disease.
But Kells says, “Although they don’t transmit diseases, they could almost be considered like a disease themselves.”
He says because they’re tough to get rid of, bed bugs cause a lot of psychological stress.
He says, “We’ve had people who have become very sleepless or wake up regularly to see if they have bedbugs feeding on them.”
Thank you for conveying that, Dr. Steven Kells.
Sleeplessness, the itchy effects of bed bug bites, and anxiety: all part of the bed bug program.
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