Few people like bugs, except entomologists. Aside from them though, the rest of us tend to find most of them annoying. But there are some that we truly fear because they can truly harm us if we come into contact with them. In fact, poison centers get loads of calls throughout the year in regards to bug bites and stings. There are many that are just a mild inconvenience, however there are some that you should take notice of and seek medical attention immediately.
In Florida, 5 of the most poisonous bugs to watch out for are on this list. If you have a problem with them, call Spears Pest Control immediately to get them out of your home and off your property so you, your children, and your pets can live freely without worry.
- Red Fire Ant
Fire ants are awful pests. They make giant mounds and can really cause serious injury if you get bitten by more than one at a time. If you have small children who like to play in the yard, you should make sure it is free of these evil ants. The danger of these local pests lies in the quantity of bites vs the impact of a single bite.
- Yellow Fever Mosquito
It’s technically not poisonous itself but this terrible mosquito can spread dengue fever, yellow fever, and other horrible diseases. While there are vaccines, you can still get very sick if you’re bitten by this kind of mosquito, or any kind that carries a disease. You can have your yard safely treated to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs there.
- Brown Recluse Spider
The northwest portion of Florida is the most common place for sighting these spooky spiders. These spiders lurk in dark places, like garages, attics, and even shoes. The brown recluse has dangerously strong venom and the bite is said to hurt. Thankfully, the attacks on humans are not very common, however with the right pest control, you won’t have to worry about these things.
- Southern Black Widow
It’s a highly venomous spider that you’ll find in wood and rock piles or hollow tree stumps. The female black widow is known for killing the male after mating. But male spiders aren’t the only ones who should be afraid. These are very dangerous creatures and should be avoided at all costs.
- Other Widow Spiders
Unfortunately for us here in paradise, there are 3 other widow spiders that are common to Florida. The northern black widow, the red widow, and the brown widow all pose a serious threat with their powerful venom.
Think you have one of these poisonous pests on your property? Schedule an appointment for a free estimate and analysis with Spears Pest Control today by calling 850-682-5354 or filling out our contact us form online! We proudly serve the Crestview, Ft. Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin & surrounding areas. Want 9 tips to to prevent a holiday nightmare from occurring at your home, click here to find out how!!