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Armed and Dangerous: Dallas Bugs to Avoid

Wasp and bee stings, tick infestations, spider bites and painful stings from scorpions are common in Dallas, particularly during the summer and fall. To keep businesses and homeowners protected from dangerous pest infestations throughout the year, ABC Home & Commercial Services provides professional extermination and prevention services to the entire Dallas area. Our extensive experience in Dallas pest control equips us with the specialized knowledge needed to keep insects and spiders of all kinds at bay throughout the year.

Though many insects and spiders are relatively harmless, a select few are dangerous. Here is a list of the most dangerous pests in the area, as well as important information regarding each:

Brown Recluse: The brown recluse, known for the fiddle-shaped mark on its back, prefers dark, quiet areas and may bite if startled. Effects of a bite may include fever, chills, pain, weakness and skin lesions. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been bit by a brown recluse, seek medical attention immediately.

Scorpion: The scorpion, while closely related to the spider, is not feared for its bite. The sting of a scorpion’s tail is moderately to severely painful, depending on the individual affected. Texan scorpions tend to prefer dark, closed in areas such as closets and the spaces under furniture or appliances.

Fire Ants: While not deadly, fire ants are aggressive and their bites are incredibly painful. Avoid disturbing any ant hill and contact ABC for full extermination.

Black Widow: The black widow spider is one of the most notorious and venomous arachnids in North America. Known for its bulbous abdomen and red hourglass markings, its venom is believed to be 15 times more toxic than that of a rattlesnake. Though not many people die of the spider’s bite because of its limited capacity to inject venom, a bite can cause extreme nausea, muscle aches and difficulty breathing.

Ticks: Ticks have the potential to carry Lyme disease and typhus. If you are bit by a tick and begin to experience any symptoms of illness, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Wasps and Bees: A swarm of wasps or bees can pose a problem in large numbers, and for people with allergies, the risk is even greater.

Reliable, Effective Pest Control in Dallas

If you’re looking for knowledgeable, reliable exterminators in Dallas, trust the experienced pest control team at ABC Home & Commercial Services. Call us today to schedule your appointment and put an end to your hazardous bug problems.

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