There are bugs that you might not have ever heard of. But, just because you haven’t heard of them doesn’t mean they aren’t the most dangerous bugs to watch out for. Some of these bugs will bite you, some of them will sting you and a lot of them carry diseases that you don’t want to come into contact with. We want to make sure you can recognize these dangerous insects. This way you will know when you need to protect yourself and your entire family.
If we look at statistics throughout the world there are more people that are killed because of a mosquito-born illness than any other factor. In just the United States alone we have to be vigilant that mosquitoes are known to spread heartworms to our dogs and cats. They are also known to spread several different types of encephalitis.
If you aren’t aware of what a wasp looks like, think about a honeybee. The reason we say that is because they often do look like a honeybee or they can have a slender and shiny body. But, be aware they are not like honeybees as wasps can sting you over and over again as they do not lose their stinger.
3. Black Widow Spider
Black widow spiders are small, roughly the size of a paperclip, however, they have venom that is 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. You can recognize a black widow spider by the red markings that they have on their bellies. These markings are in the shape of an hourglass. These spiders are usually found alone and can live up to 3 years in the wild.
The pesky tick can be extremely small and some of them carry Lyme disease. Ticks are notorious for attaching themselves to your exposed skin. It’s very important to remember that after you spend time outdoors, especially if in the woods or tall grass that you do a full body check. Be sure to remove any ticks you find immediately. If you remove a tick that is a carrier of Lyme disease (usually deer ticks) within 36 hours, you have a much greater chance of reducing your risk of getting Lyme disease
5. Tarantula Spider
A tarantula spider can live for up to 30 years and have been known to get as big as a personal sized pizza. The truth is that most Tarantula spiders are afraid of their large predators, which include humans. However, if you provoke one, be careful. They do not have deadly venom, however, it’s not a pleasant experience to be bitten by a tarantula. A tarantula bite can cause a rash and sometimes severe pain at the point of the bite.
6. Centipedes And Millipedes
Centipedes and Millipedes are not poisonous, however, millipedes do carry venom that causes an allergic reaction to certain people. On the other hand, centipedes also carry venom that is not deadly, but it can be toxic to certain people that have an allergy to it and other types of insect venoms. Centipedes and Millipedes are both worm-like insects.
Contact Gunter Pest & Lawn If You Encounter These Dangerous Insects
We hope you enjoy the heads up on the 6 most dangerous bugs to watch out for this summer or any other summer for that. The truth is these insects will not get any less dangerous depending on the year or the season. If you see any of them in your yard or house, please give us a call or fill out our form to schedule an appointment for one of the Gunter technicians to come out to your house and access the problem.
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