Friday, March 30, 2018

A Guide To The Dangers Of House And Yard Pests

Know Your Enemy

You’ll come into contact with unpleasant, creepy crawlies every day, and most are completely harmless. Some of them, however, are not, and it’s best to keep your distance from the pests that can do you harm. For the sake of your health, you should find out which pests are dangerous and know how to avoid them and eradicate them if needs be. Some pests are mildly annoying, others troublesome, and then there are ones that can cause serious health problems. You need to watch out for pests that sting repeatedly at will, hose that are aggressive will attack even when not provoked, and those that can transmit deadly diseases and even kill.


Wasps are the usual plight of summer and can be a particular hindrance if you’re outside enjoying a sweet treat of a beer or family picnic. If they do sting, the sting caused by a wasp is painful, however, is unlikely to manifest itself into something more. The site of the sting should be kept clean and dry to prevent infection and a medicated cream should be applied when necessary. In the worst-case scenario, a wasp’s sting can have far more serious complications if the person stung suffers a severe allergic reaction to the sting, and as a result, goes into anaphylaxis. A wasp’s sting has the potential to be lethal so avoid being stung by them if you can. If you are experiencing problems with wasps and can’t seem to eradicate them yourself, then you will need to call upon the professional help of Pest Control Services to have them safely and effectively removed.


The nesting behavior of rats can affect how you enjoy your house and yard since they are keen to make your premises their own. Rats can live in places including but not limited to, the foundation of your house, in your shed, and under the floorboards and cupboards in your home. Most commonly, rodents spread disease through their saliva and urine. The fleas that live on rats pose a potential hazard to human health also. A flea can pass any disease that an infected rat or mouse might have through the means of a bite.


Ticks are attracted to the warm flesh and blood of both humans and our four-legged friends, dogs and cats. Ticks can move easily between the two and can latch onto the skin and begin extracting blood. A tick will usually remain burrowed in the flesh and can secrete toxins into the body. Tick borne diseases include Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever which are both ones to steer clear of. Some ticks can have fatal consequences for your pets, as paralysis affects the nervous system and will systematically paralyze the dog or cat it infects.  Eventually, the tick will cause the animal’s airways to constrict, resulting in probable death.


Some venomous spiders cause a huge risk to humans. The risk will greatly depend upon where you live, as many dangerous spiders are indigenous to certain parts of the world and are not often found elsewhere aside from here. Spiders can dwell in both your home and your yard, so it is crucial to know which dangerous species to keep an eye out for.

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