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Most Dangerous Pests

There are several extreme dangers that certain dangerous pests can pose to humans. To start with, they can spread diseases. Certain insects in particular can spread deadly diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and Lyme through their bites.

Beyond that, many dangerous pests have venom that may induce mild to deadly effects. For example, the stings of bees and wasps are not always deadly, but an allergic person has a high chance of dying.

With all these dangers, it’s best to know more about the most dangerous pests. Then you can concentrate your pest control efforts on eliminating or preventing them. Read on to learn about some of the most dangerous pests.

Bees and Wasps

Bees and wasps do not usually do much harm. To start with, these dangerous pests don’t usually attack unless they are provoked. The main exceptions to this are certain wasp species like paper wasps and German yellow jackets, which can attack for seemingly no reason.

Even then, the main danger of these stings occurs only when a person is allergic. Unfortunately, the allergic reactions to these stings can be severe. Symptoms include dizziness, vomiting, swelling, low blood pressure, and shortness of breath.

Wasps Are Considered Dangerous Pests

To prevent bees from invading your property, make sure that you don’t leave any food uncovered and seal your trash bags right. You should also seal up any large holes that you find on your property. These can prove very tempting places for these insects to build their nests.

As far as preventing yourself from getting stung, be sure to wear shoes in grassy areas and refrain from wearing sweet-smelling perfumes. You should also avoid swatting at insects or provoking them in any way. This increases the aggression of these dangerous pests.

Mosquitoes

This tiny buzzing, flying insect is more than just an annoying summer pest. Their bites can also be more than just uncomfortable itch factories. When you get bitten by a mosquito, there’s a chance that you’ve contracted one of several diseases.

Mosquitoes are known to be a carrier of deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. While the odds of you getting certain diseases depends on your location, it’s best to be safe. There could be some new spread of the disease that you don’t know about.

The best way to try and control mosquitoes is to get rid of or cover any still water on your property. Mosquitoes use water to breed. You can also try trimming grasses and weeds so that they won’t provide the insects with shade.

It’s also important to make sure that you attempt to prevent the insects from biting you as well. Insect repellant is important, but make sure that you put it on after you apply sunscreen. You should also put some on your gear as well.

If you’re going to be in an area with a large number of mosquitoes, consider investing in a mosquito net. You can also wear clothing that has been treated to be bug-repellant.

Mosquitos Can Spread Diseases

Red Ants

Not all red ants are dangerous pests, but it’s better that you be safe than sorry when you see any type of red ant. Specifically, though, the most dangerous types of red ants are fire ants and red harvester ants. You can mostly find these in the American south and southwest.

Unlike many ant species, these ants will aggressively attack humans. This is especially the case after a human disturbs their nest. If they manage to get close enough to humans, they will sting them.

The effects of these stings can vary. If a person is not allergic, these stings will merely leave itchy and painful welts. If a person is allergic, stinging can trigger swelling, chest pains, slurred speech, and breathing problems.

There are plenty of pesticide products that may get rid of ants. However, if you want a more natural way to get rid of this dangerous pest, try pouring soapy or boiling water into their nests.

As far as preventing them goes, make sure your lawn is growing evenly, as it is hard for them to build nests in grassy areas. Make sure that you remove any natural debris that ants can burrow in. You should also try to break up wide-open spaces, as these are what the insects love most.

Ticks

These tiny blood-suckers love to attach to mammals and drink blood to their hearts’ content. When they do so, these dangerous pests often spread a variety of dangerous diseases. These include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

At the moment, you can find disease-bearing ticks in every state. The most dangerous tick species is the black-legged deer tick. This tick can be found in the northeast and north central states as well as in Northern California.

The tick is mostly a summer pest. During this time, it’s especially important to check your children and pets for ticks after they go outside for long periods. This is especially important if they have spent time in heavily wooded or overgrown areas.

Ticks Are Dangerous to Humans and Animals

To try to prevent ticks from attaching to you, wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes. These should also be light-colored as you can spot ticks more easily this way. You should also stay away from vegetation and put on bug spray when you’re out hiking.

In your yard, you may prevent ticks by cutting grass low and removing weeds, wood piles, and other debris.

For the Best Chance of a Home Free of Dangerous Pests, Contact Us

Overall, it’s best to not panic if you encounter these dangerous pests. There are plenty of ways that you can try handling them should they become a problem.

However, if you want a better chance of eliminating these pests, consider our services. With more than 35 years of experience, we’ll likely provide you with quality services. Visit our site to get a quick quote.

While these steps/tips will help reduce the likelihood of ticks, ants, mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and other dangerous pests hurting you, there is no guaranteed way to eliminate all risks.

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