The world is full of danger, but we don’t dwell on it most days.
Usually, we forget about the things that could get us, especially when we’re thinking about dangerous Phoenix pests.
But what if you’re allergic? Worse yet, what if you don’t realize you’re allergic? You could be exposing yourself to serious risks.
The Dangerous Pests You Know
Living in the Sonoran Desert, there are plenty of dangers here, even lurking in our homes. We share our neighborhoods with some scary pests:
- Black widows
- Brown recluse spiders
- Wasps / Killer Bees
Most of the times, they don’t make their way into our homes in large numbers, which is good.
When we spot one, we’re quick to contact Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination to come and solve the problem!
We’ve also heard of the not-so-common issues that can affect Phoenicians, such as Africanized bees and swarming wasps on hiking trails and even at ASU’s Tempe campus. A large group of anything can represent a danger, so we know to stay clear of swarms as much as possible.
The Dangerous Pests You Don’t
No, there aren’t any pests we haven’t already covered. The hidden danger, however, is how you and your loved ones react to these unwelcome critters.
For instance, we all know scorpions are dangerous, but what if you’re allergic to their sting? What might have started as a mere nuisance could quickly turn into a 911 call.
If you or someone in your home has an allergic reaction to bug bites, such as bee or wasp stings, be ready with your Epi-pen or another antidote. Keep the pen in easy reach, and if it’s a child who’s allergic, educate them on where the pen is and what they need to do if they’re having a reaction.
Although it doesn’t happen often, death can occur from insects. In the US, 40 or more deaths each year can be attributed to reactions to insect stings. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says that a severe allergic reaction affects from .5 to 5% of the country’s population.
Children and the elderly are particularly at risk when it comes to dangerous pests in Phoenix. Their immune systems aren’t as strong as an adult’s and, in some cases, they may not be able to remove themselves from the situation quickly enough to seek help.
How to Manage Dangerous Phoenix Pests
When it comes to the insects found in the Phoenix area, there are certainly some precautions we can take to ensure a safe home for our families:
- Have your property regularly sprayed according to the schedule suggested by Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination.
- Keep doors and windows secure.
- Clean up the clutter, both in your home and on your property.
- If someone in the home is allergic, then make sure every family member knows the safety protocol.
Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination cares about the safety of your family, and we want you to feel comfortable in your home.
Even if you have pests roaming the neighborhood, we’ll make sure they don’t feel welcome in your home.
Call us at 602-253-2495 or contact us today to schedule your inspection and first treatment. We’ll get you on a schedule to keep your home pest free!