Living and Dying With Bed Bugs

Underside of Immature Bed Bug

A Pennsylvania caretaker is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 96 year old patient. The house where the caretaker lived with her patient was overrun with a large untreated infestation of bed bugs. The cause of death was listed as sepsis resulting from bed bug bites that became infected with bacteria.

Most people do not experience infections associated with bed bug bites. The bites themselves are not as problematic as producing open sores by…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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