House pests are not something uncommon these days. When it comes to dealing with an infestation, you will require the services of a professional pest control company. Do not try to take problems into your own hands – some of those invaders can be really dangerous. Some can even be deadly. This article is designed to familiarize you with some of the more exotic pests – the dangers they pose and how to avoid them. Read more about our professional pest control company.
The Black Widow
This spider is 1/8 to 1/2 inches long, and is immediately recognized by its shiny black body with an hourglass shaped red mark on its abdomen. They can be found almost anywhere – indoors, out on the street, in your garden etc. They like to build their nests as close to the ground as possible. Male spiders do not bite and do not pose a threat – but the same cannot be said about the female ones. A female black widow’s bite is very poisonous to people, increasing body temperature and causing sweating and nausea. Do not worry, it is not fatal – usually. Contrary to popular belief, the females usually fail in their attempt to eat the male after mating.
The Funnel-Web Spider
This spider is quite big, and packs a long pair of spinnerettes. It usually digs burrows – but is often found in crevices in rocks, or even house foundations. The Funnel-Web Spider likes to enter houses when Summer comes, or there is heavy rain outside. Did we forget to mention – this is the world’s deadliest spider. The venom can kill an adult in less than an hour. The spider is very aggressive and its fangs can easily pentetrate a boot. It can even survive underwater for a few days.
Scorpions are most active come nightfall. During the day they usually stay out of sight – under bark, stones or logs. If they are in a house, they like to stay in closets, shoes and clothing. If you happen to see one, make sure you do not distrub it. Their venomous sting is capable of causing painful swelling. Do not worry, it is not lethal. An interesting fact about scorpions is that they can regenerate their lost limbs.
The Killer Bees
These bees are known to be spreading all across the United States. They originated from Africa, and were brought here to improve honey production. Unfortunately, some experimental colonies escaped. Those bees are highly aggressive and stay angry way longer than normal bees. Visually, they are identical to the common honeybees, but there are differences. Killer bees attack in hordes and defend their colonies by excessive stinging. A sufficient number of stings can actually kill pretty much anything.
The Kissing Bug
These charming insects like to hide during the day in cracks in the floor or walls. Once the night descends, they come out and start biting the lips, ears and eyelids of humans while they are sleeping. The bites are painless, but the swelling can turn out pretty bad.
Those are some exotic pests that you may encounter. Do not forget – when you discover a pest infestation, do not hesitate and call a professional. Hawaii Pest Solutions is the leading pest control company in Honolulu, HI. Contact us with all your pest problems at (808) 479-3294!