Itching at Night? It May or May Not be Bedbugs

Might Not Be Bedbugs
Might Not Be Bedbugs

One of the first things many people suffering from itching during the night consider is that they’ve being bitten by bed bugs. With the bed bug population increasing and their ability to infiltrate homes and businesses with ease, it’s a reasonable assumption.

Unfortunately, while jumping to the conclusion you’ve been bitten by a bed bug seems like the answer, there are other reasons why itching is keeping you up at night.

Biting Pests

You don’t have to have pets to have a flea infestation. Neighbors with pets, and neighborhoods with birds, squirrels, mice, rats, and other wildlife such a opossum or raccoon have traveling flea carriers. These tiny, leaping, jumping pests can inflict numerous bites in a matter of minutes with symptoms of itchy red bumps starting immediately.

With a mosquitoes range and access to a wide variety of blood donors, it is not a surprise they are carriers of disease and viruses including West Nile. Some individuals are allergic to the bite and show symptoms that include hives around the puncture, lymph nodes swelling, lesions, and large itchy areas near the bite.

Severe itching can be a medical issue. If you’re experiencing excessive itching, consult your physician. If your space has been invaded by biting insects, contact Allison Pest Control for a free inspection. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of ensuring you get a peaceful and non-itchy good night’s sleep.