Many people are frightened by stinging insects. The reasons for their fears are varied. Some of them are frightened because of how insects look, of where they come from, and because they are aware that some insects can hurt them.
Many people have fears for certain insects, especially fire ants because of possible harm they can do to them.
Pest control is important in your homes and offices. They keep you safe from insects that can inflict pain on you, even death. There are insects that are more dangerous than others in swarms.
You have to watch out for them and control their population in your vicinity. These insects are Africanized honey bees, yellow jackets, and fire ants.
Africanized honey bees are also known as ‘killer bees’. Their extreme aggressiveness is a result of their cross-breeding between African and European honey bees.
The cross was made to make them thrive in the tropics. First introduced in Brazil wild in 1957, they have since spread north, populating Argentina and the southern United States.
The threat they pose is not through their venom, because they are no more venomous than the regular honey bee, but in their number.
When you happen to disturb their hive, they will not just dispatch a few guard bees after you like regular honey bees do, but a whole army of bees that can number thousands. They will chase you for more than a kilometer and when they get after you, you can suffer from hundreds to thousands of bee stings.
The extent of a killer bee army’s damage is most often fatal.
You also have to watch out for yellow jackets. Many mistake yellow jackets for bees because they have the same colors. But yellow jackets are actually a kind of wasp.
Unlike bees that can only sting you once, an agitated yellow jacket can sting you several times. You can endure the stings of one yellow jacket unless you are allergic to them.
But, when you encounter a swarm of them you better be very careful. Never disturb their nest or you will rouse the whole hive to action.
Yellowjackets are staunch defenders of their nests and will inflict pain to anyone who dares threaten their existence.
One fire ant’s bite can be extremely painful and can leave a red welt on your skin for days. Imagine hundreds of fire ants biting you and you cannot fathom the pain you will undergo.
This is why they are called ‘fire ants’: the sensation of pain you can get when bitten by them is like being burned alive. Fire ants thrive in warmer climates. Global warming has helped their species thrive in places they previously live in shorter periods because of winters.
With shorter winters and longer summers in the north, they are able to stay longer there.
When fire ants appear in my house during summers, it’s best to immediately call a professional pest controller to do ant control.
While you can do your own part in controlling the insect populations in the home, a pest controller can do a better job at it.
If you leave it to yourself to do the insect control, the risk of harming yourself in the process when dealing with these dangerous insects is high.
Having ‘killer’ insects near your home is definitely a larger threat than you can ever imagine.
Take note that there have been a lot of cases already reported around the world of people who have fallen (literally) victims to these dangerous insects and a lot of them even succumb to their own deaths.
Call a professional pest control management immediately to avoid grave consequences.