Pest Bites Information from Accuracy Plus

Pest Bites Information from Accuracy Plus

Ant Bites

Ants bits varies according to the species as some can bite, some can sting or some can go for both. Actually, all ants can bite but some are not enough capable to leave any bite effect on people. Fire ants can have the most dangerous bite as they bite first and then use their deadly stinger on people as similar to their predecessors, bee and wasp. Crazy ant is another species of ants who have acid pores on their bellies and to guard themselves they spray this chemical. Swelling of ant’s bite can be overcome by the use of cold packs and antihistamines. You need to see for a medical help if experiencing an allergic reaction such as nausea, faintness, rashes etc.

Mosquito Bites

A mosquito bit doesn’t consider much harmful. It leaves only a small red or pink color spot on the skin with itching but sometimes can bring some illness like malaria, west nile virus and zika virus. Zika virus is quite dangerous for the pregnant women as it can affect her newborn with a small head size but for the normal people it cause only flu type sickness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report 2016, pregnant women should avoid the travel to zika active areas such as Latin America and Caribbean.

The effect of West Nile virus cannot be ignored as around 2,000 cases were countered in 2014 to CDC. It starts its actions after 2 to 14 days of bite. Normal symtoms are fever, headaches, vomiting and rashes. It may cause meningitis too if the infection is severe.

In United States, it is hard to find the malaria case, only 1,500 cases each year according to the CDC. Mosquitoes that are parasite-infected can cause malaria when they bite. Malaria is dangerous but according to CDC, it is curable as well. It also starts with fever, vomiting, headaches, nausea and can suffer you up to 4 weeks.

Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites don’t leave pain, but you can locate the red spots on your skin very easily. The effect of bed bug bites varies person to person. Some feel only itching and red rashes but some get severe reaction of bedbug’s slobber for 24 hours to three days. If reaction level is high, itching can become unbearable and a big red bump on the skin can be seen for numerous days. You need to seek a medical help if it lasts for days. Your uncovered areas of your body such as neck, hands, face, feet etc. are prone to more risk for bed bug bites as compare to covered areas of your body. Bed bug problem is bit common but they don’t  bring any diseases per CDC.