The elderly, children and pets need the most protection from stings and bites. Furthermore, individuals that suffer serious health conditions such as those with cardiovascular disease or are prone to allergies, need to be cautious regarding summer bites and stings.
The most dangerous exposure to pests is neurotoxic which attacks the central nervous system. When the victim is bitten, the victim will experience numerous symptoms which could include:
- Swelling of the lymph nodes.
- Muscular pain and cramping, especially in the chest, thighs, back and abdomen.
- As the symptoms progress, there will be a distinct weakness experienced in the legs and an increase in pulse rate and weakness in the legs.
When this happens it might be a good idea to take the patient to the emergency rooms right away.
The most notorious neurotoxic creature is the Black Widow Spider, often found in dark corners, under windowsills, in woodpiles, in outside toilets, and has a venom that can kill a small child.
Don’t waste time!
Tackle pest problems right away to avoid nasty outcomes, especially as the weather starts warming up.
The brown widow is a lot less venomous and smaller in size and is found behind drain pipes, under garden furniture and post boxes.
Another summer pest problem is Baboon spiders. They can also administer a nasty bite, and although not fatal, the bite can cause dizziness, weakness and vomiting.
During the months of March through to October, scorpions can be found in certain localities – bear in mind, they will come inside if doors and windows are left open.
Localised damage is caused by a bite that is cytotoxic such as bites from Violin and Sac Spiders.
Other pests to avoid are ticks, mosquitos and bees.
In many instances, it is best to leave well alone and not to antagonise spiders and bees, but if you are experiencing an influx of critters, tackle your pest problems this summer by calling in the experts.