There are several extreme dangers that certain dangerous pests can pose to humans. To start with, they can spread diseases. Certain insects can spread deadly diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and Lyme through their bites.
Beyond that, many pests have venom that may induce mild to deadly effects. For example, the stings of bees and wasps are not always fatal, 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, they don’t usually attack unless provoked. The main exceptions 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 only occurs 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.
To prevent bees from invading your property, ensure you don’t leave any food uncovered and seal your trash bags. You should also seal up any large holes on your property. These can prove very tempting places for these dangerous pests to build their nests.
To prevent yourself from getting stung, 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. Doing this only increases their aggression.
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 carriers of deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. While the odds of getting certain diseases depend on your location, it’s best to be safe. There could be some new spread of the disease 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 for breeding. You can also try trimming grasses and weeds so that they won’t provide these dangerous pests with shade.
It’s also essential to ensure that you attempt to prevent the insects from biting you. Insect repellant is important, but make sure to 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 several mosquitoes, consider investing in a mosquito net. You can also wear clothing treated to be bug-repellant.
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, especially if 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. Stinging can trigger swelling, chest pains, slurred speech, and breathing problems if a person is allergic.
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 these dangerous pests goes, ensure 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, which insects love most.
These tiny blood-suckers love to attach to mammals and drink blood to their hearts’ content. When they do so, they 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. You can find this tick can in the northeast and north central states and Northern California.
The tick is mostly a summer pest. During this time, you must check your children and pets for ticks after they go outside for long periods. Checking for ticks is especially important if they have spent time in heavily wooded or overgrown areas.
Wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes to prevent ticks from attaching to you. These should also be light-colored as you can spot ticks more quickly 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.
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While these steps/tips will help reduce the likelihood of tick, ant, mosquito, bee, or wasp dangers, there is no guaranteed way to eliminate all risks.