5 common bugs that bite in our home and how to avoid them
Although most pest bites cause tiny little bumps on the skin and are harmless in nature, other pests such as mosquitoes can cause serious infections like malaria. It is imperative you know which bug has sunk their teeth into you.
Here’s a list of the most common pests and bugs that bite in our homes and how to prevent them.
Fleas are pests that primarily feed on blood. They usually live and breed on domestic animals like cats or dogs and tend to bite humans specifically on the legs. To keep fleas out of your home, try to stop any flea stage from getting into your house. Also, stop immature flea stages from developing into adults.
Bedbugs are tiny oval-shaped insects that feed on any warm-blooded animal. They usually hide during the day (mostly under our bed and furniture) but emerge to bite and feed on your blood when you are asleep. Checking second-hand beds, furniture and sofas for signs of a bedbug infestation is the best way to stop bed bugs from entering your home.
In Louisiana, we are very familiar with Mosquitoes! Mosquitoes are tiny, delicate flies that live and breed around any water source big or small. They usually enter our homes to feed on our blood. Mosquitoes don’t just bite humans only; they also feed on the blood of animals and birds. The best way to avoid mosquitoes is to clear standing water. Without water, they can’t reproduce.
Spiders are eight-legged insects that bite humans. Spider bites are quite rare in most homes and may not cause serious issues. However, certain species of spiders such as brown recluse or black widow are dangerous. To keep spiders out of your home, make sure there’s no environment around your home that attracts spiders, like plants, piles of wood or leaves or dark undisturbed environments like buckets or old tires.
The majority of pests that infest our home can be controlled and eliminated using pesticides. However, without eliminating the source of the infestation, it may be difficult to get rid of these pesky little creatures completely.
This is why it’s important to seek the help of Bayou Cajun Pest to stop pest infestation and bites in your home.