Because of the COVID-19 virus, we will all be spending more time in our homes and yards this summer. Biting and stinging pests can make life miserable there, and are often a health hazard for us and our pets. Here are some to watch for.
Pests that inject venom when they sting include many kinds of bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, ants, spiders, scorpions, stinging caterpillars, and centipedes. Because these pests are often trying to defend themselves or their nests, most of their stings are designed to hurt instantly—OUCH!
These stings aren’t likely to transmit diseases, but their venom can be dangerous, especially if you get stung multiple times by insects that live in colonies. Somewhere over 3% of our population is highly allergic to insect stings. If you are, you should seek medical attention after just one sting.
Pests that suck blood include mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, bed bugs chiggers, and other mites, lice, biting midges, conenose bugs, and biting flies such as horse flies. Most of these pests inject a local anesthetic so you don’t even feel it as they steal your blood. But the allergic reaction to the compounds they inject in you causes swelling and itching. And because they tap directly into your bloodstream, these pests are capable of transmitting sometimes serious diseases when they bite.
Our regular services are more important than ever because they greatly reduce most of these widespread and serious pest problems. Talk to us about specialized services to deal with particular pest problems.
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- On July 13, 2020
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