What are Dangerous Pests?
Dangerous pest are pest that we have assembled together because they are the most commonly asked about dangerous pest. The most common are some Spiders, Fire Ants, Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Fleas Ticks, Bee’s and Wasps. Usually our customers are only dealing with one maybe two of these pest at a time but we wanted to make it easier for our customers to find out more information on each of them in one section. Biting stinging pests suck bite or sting humans or our beloved pets this section is dedicated to them more information can be found on each of them individually below. If you would like more information on dangerous pests please call us and schedule a free inspection.
Spiders are not insects but arachnids. They have no wings and eight legs, while insects can often have wings and always have six legs. Spiders are general docile and feed on insects and other small similar animals. They are typically found in cool, dark places that are seldom disrupted by humans. Most spider bites happen when people are cleaning or playing in places such as basements, barns, garages, or other similar areas. When disturbed or intimidated, spiders will bite their victims with hollow, fang-like protrusions than can inject fluids while holding their prey. In Texas, black widows, and brown recluses have the most dangerous bite. Black widow bites can cause weakness, paralysis, hypertension, and muscle spasms, while brown recluse bites can cause local ulcerations. Proper spider control comes from controlling their food source, insects, and by removing their webs. To learn more about spider control Click Here
Fire Ant Control
There are four different species of fire ants found in the United States, all of which have the same identifying characters: The red imported fire ant, the black imported fire ant, the southern fire ant, and the tropical fire ant. Red imported fire ants are the most important and in the U.S. from a health perspective because of their ability to sting and abundance of numbers in an infested area. One person can receive hundreds of stings very quickly if they are not careful. Fire ants can be controlled with a combination of specific products and specialized treatment methods. To learn more about fire ant control Click Here
Bed Bug Control
The bed bug belongs to a group of insects known as true bugs. They are flat, oval, wingless, and reddish-brown in color. The life cycle of a bed bug is broken down into three stages. It starts with eggs, then several nymphal stages and then finally adult. Bed bugs are typically nocturnal (active at night) however they will adjust their feeding schedule to your sleep schedule. Bed bug feeding can appear as localized swelling and irritation of the skin. Bed bugs can handle long periods without a meal. Clothing, bedding, and sleeping areas should be inspected for bed bug activity. Bed bugs can only be controlled with prescription strength products used by pest control professionals. People often waste a lot of money trying to take care of the problem on their own with ineffective over-the-counter products. To learn more about bed bugs and treatment options, Click Here.
Mosquitos have had a huge impact on human history. This is because they can transmit several different diseases that can cause illness or even death. They can also prevent the development of agricultural or recreational land. There are at 174 known species of mosquitos found in the United States, at least 85 of which can be found in Texas. Mosquitos have four distinct stages in their life cycle making up what is called complete metamorphosis. These four stages are egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. Mosquitos typically lay their eggs in or on standing water. Mosquito larva live in the water where they were hatched. Mosquitos can and should be controlled using several different methods. This is known as Integrated Mosquito Management or “IMM”. Control methods come from several mediums such as chemical, biological, cultural, and physical control. To learn more about mosquitos and mosquito control methods Click Here.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are both bloodsucking creatures. While they both prefer animals, they will bite and feed on humans when nothing else is available. Flea bites can cause itching, irritation, and sometimes secondary infection. Ticks are considered the second most important vector of infectious disease behind mosquitoes. Because of this, tick bites can be serious. Fleas and ticks can hitch a ride on you or your pet when walking through grassy areas such as the park. Be sure to inspect your pet for fleas and ticks when returning from your walk before reentering your home. Fleas and ticks can be controlled with the proper, prescription-strength products, and specific techniques. To learn more about Flea and Tick Control, Click Here
Bee and Wasp Control
There are several different species of bees and wasps. Some of them are more aggressive than others. Though their sting can be a serious problem to someone with allergies, they are actually quite beneficial. Some are predators to other insects, some honey producers or pollinators. You should destroy only those that are being and absolute menace. Bees are typically non-aggressive and will only attack when the colony or queen are in danger. Social wasps such as yellow jackets tend to be aggressive and have been known to attack for no apparent reason. To learn more about bee and wasp control, Click Here.