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Reasons to Call the Exterminators - Dangerous Or Poisonous Bites

by Lorrine Colon (2018-07-18)

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When pests like spiders or insects infest your home, it may be time to call the exterminator. Not only are they a pest, but they can also be very dangerous. If you are not careful, you may be bitten by an unknown pest living in your home. In most cases, bites are only minor, and cause itching, pain, redness, and swelling. These reactions are mild, and will usually disappear in a few days. Some reactions can be far more serious, and can be fatal for young children or infants. Affects may include nausea, hives, lightheadedness, swelling of certain areas, and severe allergic reactions. The worse case is a toxic reaction. This occurs when an insect or spider's venom causes a lethal reaction in the body and acts as a poison. One highly toxic bite or numerous less toxic bites or can be the source of this reaction. The type of spider or insect that gave the bite determines what kind of symptoms will come with the toxic reaction. These may include vomiting, weakness, fever, diarrhea, swelling, muscle spasms, or seizures. This may lead to heart problems and eventual death.

ant bitesThe black widow spider, brown recluse spider, scorpion, and puss caterpillar are a few of the most dangerous insects and spiders. Multiple bee stings, wasp stings, or ant bites may also cause a toxic reaction, just as one black widow spider bite would do the same. Africanized bees -- also known as the ''killer'' bees -- are known to be more info Ant Bites aggressive than the average bee, and attack in large numbers. Bees die after they lose their stinger, but wasps can sting multiple times. Look for large skin reactions at the site of the bite or sting. This may indicate the need to visit a doctor as soon as possible. One way to eliminate the threat of these pests is to call up the exterminators. Working to remove these pests alone is an annoying and arduous task that is not worth pursuing, especially at the threat of venomous toxic reactions.

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