Bed bugs are more than just a nuisance in your NJ home. Bites from these bugs could end up putting you and your family at risk of getting Chagas disease. Certain types of bed bugs can spread this illness, so it’s important to recognize symptoms of it and hire NJ pest control services to eliminate these pests.
Symptoms of Acute Chagas Disease
Some cases of Chagas disease are acute, but short-term. These cases usually come on suddenly and don’t last very long, although they require treatment to prevent complications. Acute symptoms include swelling near the bite site, fever, rash, fatigue, headaches, appetite loss, body aches, nausea and vomiting. You might also have diarrhea and swollen eyelids. Your liver or spleen might also become larger during this infection. If you have any symptoms, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
Symptoms of Chronic Chagas Disease
When you have chronic, or long-term, Chagas disease, you might have symptoms 10 to 20 years after you’re first infected. If you have a serious case, you might experience an irregular heartbeat, trouble swallowing, and abdominal pain. Immediate treatment is needed for severe cases.
If you have a bed bug problem in your home, contact Allison Pest Control today for help. Our NJ pest control services can keep you and your family safe from Chagas disease and other bed bug health problems.