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3 Bugs You Do NOT Want to Mess With

While many people may feel confident in handling small pest infestations on their own, there are some bugs you simply don't want to mess with. Finding these bugs in or around your home can be disturbing to your peace of mind. The following facts will provide insight as to why treating these three bugs are best left to professionals.

Three Bugs You Don't Want to Mess With

No type of insect or pest infestation is ever fun to deal with. That said, some pests create more of a concern than others. Here are some common pests that are best left to the professionals to sort out.

1. Termites

Termites are likely among some of the most feared household pests and for very good reason. While termites don't bite or pose a physical threat to people, they are capable of producing a massive amount of structural damage to homes in a relatively short amount of time. Since termites tend to remain deep within the walls and other internal structures of your home, you may not be aware of their presence for an extended period of time. All the while, they will be doing damage to the wood beams, walls, and other support structures throughout your home. When these areas become weakened, they can collapse or create unstable areas that are unsafe for you and your loved ones.

Termites reside in large colonies similar to the type that ants live in. This means that termite infestations can grow quite large very quickly. It has been estimated that termites create billions of dollars’ worth of damage to homes, offices, and other buildings every single year in the United States. If you suspect you have an issue with termites, you will want to get it corrected by a licensed professional right away to prevent further damage from being done.

2. Scorpions

Scorpions are commonly found in many areas throughout the United States. While there are several different types of scorpions, the majority of them are feared by homeowners because they can produce a painful sting. The bark scorpion is native to Southern Arizona and is the only scorpion that can pose a life-threatening medical issue for the people they sting. The other two common scorpions to our region, the giant desert hairy scorpion and striped-tail scorpion, aren’t considered deadly, but no one really wants to experience the pain of coming into contact with one inside their home. In homes with young children, elderly adults or people with health conditions, the presence of scorpions can be especially troubling.

3. Africanized Bees

Africanized bees are a particularly volatile breed of insect that can pose a threat to homeowners in some U.S. locations. While they resemble regular honey bees, their behavior is erratic and aggressive. Africanized bees have been known to chase and attack people in large swarms, leading to many painful stings that can be very unsettling. For those with even mild allergies to bee venom, this can be a life-threatening issue. Due to their more aggressive nature, it is recommended that homeowners always contact a licensed professional to evaluate and remove these insects.

The presence of any type of pest can be very unsettling. However, pests that can create extensive damage or inflict physical harm are best left to the professionals. If you are experiencing issues with any of these pests, contact Bill's Home Service for professional help right away.

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