In the State of Texas there are a number of pests trying to get inside your home as well as infest your yard. However, there are a few particular pests that pose more of a threat than others. It is important to consider these dangerous pests to make sure your home is protected from all of them as pest control needs will vary. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control will share some of Texas’s most dangerous summer pests.
Do Fire Ants Bite or Sting?
Fire ants are considered to be quite aggressive, particularly when their nest or mound is being tampered with. Fire ants are believed to be more dangerous as they are one of the few species of ants that have a stinger at the end of their abdomen. Fire ants bite to stabilize the skin and then use their stinger to inject their venom into intruders. Although their venom isn’t considered super lethal to humans, some people can have a severe reaction. In a few rare cases some people have even died by a fire ant sting. Back in 1999, there where 80 people that died due to the fire ant sting in a single summer.
Bark Scorpion Stings
There are many species of scorpions that are found throughout Texas. One of the most common is the striped bark scorpion. Scorpions will invade homes in search of food. Accidental encounters with a scorpion can result in a painful sting. Scorpions have an incredible reaction speed and when they feel threatened, they will use their long tail that is equipped with a stringer to defend themselves. Most people can survive a sting from a scorpion without medical treatment. However, the elderly and small children can have severe allergic reactions which cause difficulty breathing. It is important to keep our elderly and young ones safe from these dangerous pests.
When to Worry About a Spider Bite
There are two species of spider that most people fear and that is the Black Widow spider and the Brown Recluse Spider. Both spiders are well known to have dangerous venom. Both Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders are not aggressive in nature and will usually try to run away before they will bite. However, at times encounters are accidental and most people don’t realize these dangerous spider are so close.
Wasp Sting Swelling
Here in Texas, wasps are out and about in early spring and last through fall. Due to our warmer climate wasps thrive here longer and have adapted to life in urban environments. There are many wasps that swarm throughout Texas and for those who have a serious reaction to their sting, wasps can pose a serious threat. Wasps will defend their home at all cost and depending on the species, some are more aggressive than others.
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As there are many dangerous summer pests which can require different types of pest control requirements, it is recommended to seek professional pest control services. A pest control service can adjust to your local pest problem and eliminate all potential pest problems at the same time. To ensure you and your household are safe from dangerous summer pests, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control and schedule our services today.