Any pest you discover invading your space at home can be considered a nuisance. But, not all pests are as dangerous as each other.
For example, the house centipede is a scary looking creature with poison in its bite, but it doesn’t bite humans. Its presence is a sign of other pests, making it a useful ally until the pests are gone.
However, there are plenty of pests that you need to be far warier of. If you find yourself facing one of the following it’s time to click here and get professional help.
The hornet has a nasty sting. This is a particular issue if you’re prone to allergic reactions. The good news is that hornets don’t generally sting unless they feel threatened. This is most likely to happen if you stumble across their nest without realizing it.
However, you should be exceptionally careful if you come across the Asian giant hornet, also known as the Japanese giant hornet. This beast is an impressive 5cm long and generally lives in East Asia, although there have been more sightings in recent years in parts of Europe and North America.
The issue with this orange-headed hornet is that the venom in its sting is highly poisonous. It has the ability to dissolve organs and is believed to be responsible for 40 deaths every year.
Find out more about your local professionals and get their help if you have a hornet's nest in or around your home.
These tiny creatures are generally seen as annoying. In fact, they are one of the most dangerous household pests you’ll come across.
The mosquito is nearly silent, you may hear a humming sound when they are next to your ear. In many cases, you won’t feel them biting you and in half of the bites, they do it through your clothing.
The battle between humans and mosquitoes has been raging for many years. Humans have so far failed to eliminate the mosquito completely.
The problem is that while a bite may seem like a small inconvenience, the mosquito carries an array of diseases, including malaria and the Zika virus, both of which can be fatal for humans.
The Humble Mouse and Rat
Both of these rodents are happy to call your home their own. They multiple extremely quickly, turning a small colony of 3-4 mice into hundreds in a matter of months.
The problem is the number of diseases they can carry several of which can be fatal. You don’t need to be bitten by a mouse, coming into contact with their urine or feces can be enough.
Rats in particular will also chew wires in your home, potentially causing a fire which could also be deadly.
This bug bites your lip when you’re asleep, hence the name. Unfortunately, it can carry trypanosome cruzi, this is a parasite that causes change disease and sleeping sickness. These diseases can kill you. In fact, the kissing bug is thought to be responsible for 12,000 deaths every year.