One of the pests that we find annoying is actually one of the most dangerous pests around and it causes about a million deaths every year. Mosquitoes can carry and transmit fatal diseases such as malaria. More recently, mosquitoes have been responsible for the spread of the Zika virus which is also very dangerous to humans.
2. Kissing bug
This blood sucking insect that feasts on humans and animals is said to have got its name because it bit the lip of a sleeping person. This bug can transmit a parasite called trypanosoma cruzi which can cause change disease and sleeping sickness; both can be fatal. The kissing bug is thought to kill around 12, 000 people every year.
3. House Mouse
A house mouse can cause more danger to humans than a rat. Though it is smaller it is mighty. A house mouse does not need very much food to survive and they also reproduce more quickly than rats. Mice carry a lot of diseases. They can bite you but also carry disease in their droppings and on their fur.
Rats will infest places all over the world; even in developed countries. They do not need much to survive and they also breed quickly. They carry many dangerous pathogens since they are exposed to a lot. If you are bitten or scratched by a rat you are susceptible to fever and other diseases that they carry.Rats will hide in a home and make nests between walls. It is a health hazard to have either a live or a dead rat in your home. Rat infestations require professional help.
5. Tsetse fly
The tsetse fly in Africa is one of the most deadly pests. They drink the blood of both humans and animals and are thought to be responsible for more than half a million human deaths. Tsetse flies have venom that causes sleeping sickness which can be a fatal disease.
6. Giant Japanese Hornet
The largest hornet in the world, this insect can grow to be 5 cm long. Their venom causes about 40 human deaths a year as the venom can dissolve organic tissues.
7. Killer Bees
Africanized honey bees, or killer bees, are very aggressive. A human can be chased by a group of killer bees for up to two kilometers and they will repetitively sting the victim. Killer bees tend to sting on the face, especially around the eyes. Being stung by one bee is not dangerous but a group of them could be deathly.An agitated colony will be set to attack and there could be as many as 80, 000 killer bees in one colony.Of the dangerous pests listed, exterminators are most often called to take care of rodents and mosquitoes among other pests that are an annoyance but not really dangerous.If you have pests in your home, your safest bet is to call a professional exterminator such as Rox Bugs to help you solve the issue.
“Do-it-Yourself” Isn’t Always Doing Enough
Many do-it-yourself treatments appear to get the job done, when in reality they only attack the tip of the iceberg. Most store-bought and home remedies are only capable of taking care of what you see on the surface. More often than not, the source of your infestation is hidden away. That’s why it is important to contact a pest control professional at the first sign of a home invasion. Trained to stop an infestation at its source, you can get free cost estimation by calling this number: (855) 519-4627.
Pests Pose Real Health Threats
Public health officials attribute our current, clean quality of living to three very important variables: top-notch vaccines and medications, vastly improved sanitation, and high-quality pest control. Some of the most common pests, such as rodents, ticks, and mosquitoes, are capable of transferring terrible diseases. Mice and rats can carry Hantavirus, which can be fatal if passed on to a human. Ticks carry Lyme disease, which comes with flu-like symptoms. Mosquitoes are capable of carrying a host of different illnesses, from the West Nile Virus to Zika. It is impossible to know if a pest is carrying a disease or not, which is why it is best to err on the side of caution.
Damage to Property and Belongings
Many home-invading pests find their way into your home in the first place because they have found a source of food. Wood-faring bugs, such as termites and carpenter ants, are capable of tearing your home apart. They hide within the walls, so they often cause a lot of damage before anyone even notices they are there. Other pests, such as carpet beetles and silverfish, are attracted to organic fibers, and therefore love to munch on your belongings. Couches, clothing, blankets, and towels are just some of the items at risk for damage. Our pest control professionals are trained to survey the area in and around your home, to keep pests that you might not even be aware of under control.
One thing is for certain; a pest-free home is a happy home. Even the sign of the tiniest unwanted creature can cause a huge headache. The most basic pest control plans usually include year-round bi-monthly inspections and both indoor and outdoor treatments to stop any and all pests.
So if you didn’t have pest control this year, protect your family and contact pest control service ASAP: (855) 519-4627.
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