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Bedbugs

Bedbugs are not known to spread disease. Some people may have skin reactions to the bites. To avoid infection, try not to scratch the bite and keep the bite site clean. Using antiseptic creams or lotions, as well as antihistamines, may help. Talk to your health care provider for advice.

Some people living in infested homes have reported mental health impacts including anxiety and insomnia. If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your health care professional.

If you think you may have bedbugs, e.g. waking up with red, itchy bites or blood spotting on bed sheets, contact a pest control company.

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