5 Deadly Pests That Are Probably In Your House Right Now
The black widow spider!
This killer spider is extremely common in homes. Even though most think of it as something they see in the movies this spider lives in almost all parts of the United States and North America.
The bites create a special type of very painful ‘rigor’ where the muscles freeze up.
They live in any dry area in your home. Usually underneath things. This is where bites can happen. You reach under the table where they are hiding and humans get bit.
The female black widow lays up to 200 eggs!
Over half of all spider bites reported are from Black Widows.. Fun times!
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The brown recluse spider lives in “middle america” or the heartland. Areas south of Chicago and from Texas to Georgia.
Although MANY sightings of bits appear at hospitals all over the U.S. These bites can be very dangerous.
Learn how to tell the difference with the photo above.
You can try to use ‘sticky traps’ to see if you have an infestation. THEN please call trained professionals to handle this problem!
Rats can live everywhere. The one’s in our homes are usually called brown or ‘sewer’ rats. YUCK!
It is possible for rats to transmit diseases to humans. They can transmit disease if they bite or scratch humans and also by leaving their droppings and urine around the home. Humans can also get sick when rats contaminate their food or run across counter tops where food is later prepared. Some of the most common diseases transmitted to humans by rats include:
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV) – viral infectious disease that is transmitted through the urine and saliva of rats.
- Black Plague – transmitted through fleas that come from the rats and bite humans. Fleas from rats also transmit bubonic plague, typhus, and hantavirus.