While there are several types of pests found in households, the ones that bite can prove to be the biggest nuisance. More than just nuisance, they have the ability to spread deadly diseases, which is why it is always important to be careful.
Here are some biting insects that are usually found in homes:
Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, and are reddish-brown in color. They live inside the crevices of beds, sofas and other furniture. They are parasitic insects and consume animal and human blood.
Their bites do not sting as they excrete a little amount of anesthesia onto the skin before biting. However, their bites cause irritation and itchiness. Some people may experience extreme allergic reactions to bed bugs and may even develop insomnia.
They usually infest places where a lot of people come and go, such as hotels and hospitals. They can also infest homes, which is why it is important to inspect any used furniture before purchasing.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying; they have the ability to spread deadly diseases, such as malaria, dengue, West Nile virus and yellow fever. They leave itchy red spots after sucking blood from humans and animals; however, developing allergic reactions to mosquito bites is rare.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in fresh standing water, such as rivers, lakes and water puddles near homes after rain. Even though mosquitoes prefer warm temperature, they are able to survive most types of climate.
Fire ants are small and aggressive insects, and deliver a very painful sting. They bite only to get a good grip, and then release a toxic venom with their sting. They are usually found in Southern areas of the U.S., and are known to make colonies in the lawns of homes.
Their stings look like pus-filled pimples and causes blisters after a while. If a person gets stung by multiple fire ants at once, they feel like their body is on fire, the sensation from which their name is derived.
Fleas often find their way into homes through pets. They are another blood sucking parasite that leaves behind small and itchy spots. While full-grown fleas live in the fur of its hosts and can be treated with medicated shampoos, getting rid of its larvae is pretty tricky.
The eggs laid by the fleas and falls into the carpet. The eggs hatch into larvae, which live deep beneath the carpet fibers. These larvae soon turn into cocoons to become full-grown and hence insecticides do not work on them.
A full treatment is usually required in order to get rid of the fleas that have infested the home.
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