5 Dangerous Bugs You Should Watch For

 Dangerous Bugs You Should Watch ForGo into your yard and look around. What do you see? Squirrels, crows, bugs, and other insects scurry about, finding a place to take shelter and eat. The world is their farm, and your property is a buffet.

Whether you have a vegetable garden, live on a plains biome, or your yard is completely paved, dangers are lurking all around. There are five dangerous bugs that you need to watch out for, knowing how to identify them will help keep your shelter safe today and every day.

You’ll never be able to rid your property of bugs entirely. They are part of life and eating them is good for your health. But you don’t have to invite them into your home uninvited.

I’m sharing this article because I’m a best-selling wellness author – known for my health-boosting longevity book, Life is Long.

Inside my book I share a range of health tips. And in this article I will be focusing on the top dangerous bugs you should watch for so you protect your health.

1. Mosquitoes

Not only do they spread dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus, but they can also cause discomfort and itchiness. It is important to stay mindful of their presence, which is especially hard during hot, humid summer months.

If you are in areas where mosquitoes are active, wear light-colored clothing and consider using a mosquito repellant. If you are indoors, make sure you keep windows and doors closed to avoid standing water where mosquitoes can breed.

2. Earwig

Although their appearance is intimidating, earwigs are mostly harmless to humans. However, they can be a nuisance as they are known for their fondness for invading homes in search of moist, dark areas. Signs of infestation can include:

  • Small Holes in Walls
  • Wood Fixtures
  • Paper Items

As such, it is important to inspect houses and gardens for these pests should an infestation occur. For more information on earwig extermination, consider finding more on earwigs here.

3. Hornet

They are large, aggressive, stinging insects that can deliver painful, even life-threatening stings. Hornets typically build their large paper nests in trees and bushes, as well as under eves, ledges, and other sheltered areas where they can be hard to spot. They can also deliver a more dangerous venom that can lead to an allergic reaction with symptoms like:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing

4. Spider

While some spiders can be relatively harmless, others can be quite dangerous, notably the black widow and the brown recluse. Both of these spiders contain a venomous bite that can cause serious injury or even death.

Black widows are typically black and red, while the brown recluse is a tannish brown. Spiders typically reside in dark places such as behind furniture or within crevices, so exercise caution when cleaning behind and under items.

5. Fire Ant

They are dark red or black and are often found in mounds of soil and other hiding spots. Fire ants typically attack humans and animals if they are disturbed, leaving painful stings and burning sensations.

These aggressive pests can also contaminate food and infest buildings. If a fire ant infestation is suspected, you should not approach it as this may cause an attack. Instead, you should call an exterminator immediately.

The Most Dangerous Bugs

In conclusion, it is important to be aware of potentially dangerous bugs and always take necessary preventative measures. Taking basic precautions can help protect you and your family from painful or possibly dangerous insect bites. Whenever possible, use insect repellent to inspect your clothing and exposed areas of skin regularly. Be aware and stay vigilant!

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