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Household pests can be more than just a nuisance. They can be a hazard to you and your family. In fact, some insects can even be deadly with their bites or stings. It’s important to be able to identify these dangers, prevent them and treat them if they do occur.

Allergic Reactions

For many people, most stings and bites are just uncomfortable. They may itch until the bite heals, but nothing more happens. For others who are allergic to the venom, the results may be quite serious and even life-threatening.

Bees are one of the most well-known insects that cause an allergic reaction. Their stings can cause someone to swell up and even stop breathing. Those with allergies will often have an Epi-pen which must be given immediately when they are stung.

Wasps may also cause an allergic reaction even though it’s often not as severe. Fire ant bites can also lead to a reaction in some people. When a person has a reaction, the area around the bite will often turn red and may swell up. It will become itchy and uncomfortable. With fire ants, the person may even have problems breathing.

Dangerous Bites and Stings

Other pests are deadly with their bites and stings. Two of these creatures are spiders. The hobo spider is one of the more aggressive house spiders. They like to hide in damp places, such as garages and basements. While they aren’t considered poisonous, they can bite to protect their egg sack. The female is larger than the male, but both are a normal brown color with no special markings.

The black widow is a poisonous spider to avoid. Its venom can make you quite sick and even lead to death in some instances. It’s important to seek treatment immediately. This spider is small and hard to find, but it has a red dot on the body as an identifier. It’s bite can cause muscle spasms and stomach pain. The severity of the reaction is partially determined by the size of the person. Children may have a more serious reaction, which is why it’s important to get rid of these spiders as quickly as possible if you suspect a problem.

Many other pests bite and sting people, such as fleas, bed bugs and flies. While their bites are generally considered harmless, infection and other complications can result, leading to expensive medical care and discomfort for the person who has been bitten. Children, especially, may have a more severe reaction from these bites. If you suspect you have a pest problem or just want to know for sure to protect your family, especially young children, contact All Natural Pest Elimination today for a free inspection. Let us help you get rid of unwanted pests before they attack your family and home.

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