Bedbugs: Anemia, Psychiatric Disorders, and Protecting our Elderly Population

Microbial Pathogenesis Journal (pending publication) December of 2020 highlights: “bed bugs can cause anemia, the start or worsening of psychiatric disorders, and target our elderly populations.”

Triangle Home Services, Inc., in partnership with Fogle Termite and Pest Control, looks forward to this article’s publication, to further understand the detrimental effects of bed bug infestations and how to better serve our communities.

Here is the article’s abstract: “Bed bugs bite can be considered as a possible cause of chronic blood loss and anemia in individuals inhabiting in hyperinfested locations. We report the rare case of a patient with massive bed bugs infestation suffered from severe dementia, malnutrition and social isolation which provided susceptible background for severe anemia.”



Izri, A., Marteau, A., Ferreira, T., Bruel, C., Benainous, R., Dhote, R., & Akhoundi, M. (2020). Severe anemia due to bed bugs hyperinfestation. Microbial Pathogenesis, 149, 104564. doi:10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104564