Bed bug anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Pest control during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020

Bed bug anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Bed bug phobia

The phobia of bed bugs

We tackle many infestations in various situations and individual circumstances with the pure intention to help people with their pest problem. One particular pest in the urban environment stands out though – the bed bug. The bloodsucking insect has become notorious in the past two decades, causing people to fear sleeping in their own beds, throwing furniture away or stripping down the carpets. Bed bugs seem to be causing even more anxiety during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK for obvious reasons. Just the thought of having the insects at home, while having to work from there for example, may easily lead to higher levels of stress and nervousness, paranoia and quite often to insomnia.

Many people choose to tackle the problem with DIY products first, instead of getting free professional advice. In the majority of those cases, the bed bugs spread around the property, increasing their chances to survive. We highly recommend that you should seek professional advice or book an inspection with an accredited British Pest Control Association (BPCA) member, when you have found bed bugs in your property or just suspect their presence.

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Bed bugs have nothing to do with cleanliness

The bed bug problem could be complex and indeed influence our relationships and various activities in everyday life. The reality is that it is sometimes a flatmate or a family member that has unknowingly introduced the insect, suddenly affecting the other people living in the property. One thing is for sure – bed bugs have nothing to do with cleanliness. Our technicians try to joke sometimes, saying that “bed bugs do not discriminate”, knowing from experience that the bloodsuckers would take any chance to get a bite or free transport. It is actually true that bed bugs do not choose their hosts when ‘hitchhiking’ luggage, clothes or furniture, hence nobody should be ashamed or feel embarrassed because of the problem. 


Blago Manov

Managing Director of

Bed Bug Hunters & Prime Pest Control