Another study by medical entomologist Jerome Goddard at Mississippi State University strengthens the association.
Goddard examined posts on bed bug related websites like Bedbugger.com.
When they compared those posts against a checklist of PTSD symptoms they found that 81 percent of people writing these forum posts were describing psychological and emotional effects often associated with the disorder, things like hyper-vigilance, paranoia, obsessive thoughts, and depression.
How to get rid of bed bug infestations
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bed bug infestations are commonly treated by insecticide spraying.