It is always nice to relax in the warmth of the sun, but never fun to have the experience ruined by a painful sting or bite—something everyone experiences at one point. We might experience the same thing even in the comfort of our own homes. Of course, the last place we want these bites to happen is in the safety of our home. However, the question remains: what bit or stung you?
If you did not catch the culprit, you might assume it was just some random ant, mosquito, or even a bee. Fortunately, there are a few ways to identify what bit or stung you simply by looking at the affected area. This article will help you identify stings and bites, and what you can do to protect yourself from them.
While there is a small risk that flies may carry diseases, the majority of fly bites are quite harmless. However, we can all agree that they are incredibly annoying, and the itching that follows is something nobody wants to deal with. This, however, will apply to the housefly. Other flies like March flies have incredibly painful bites that can even lead to a severe allergic reaction.
To protect yourself from these flies, we highly recommend using insect repellents in the form of a gel or a lotion and apply them to your skin. Ensure that they contain either picaridin or diethyltoluamide. You can also wear long clothes that fit loosely, and ensure that you wear light colours. Flies are attracted to dark colours, so light colours can reduce the risk of them approaching you.
Yes, fleas can bite—incredibly painfully, at that. They are also quite tough to kill, making them a super annoying pest to deal with. If you have pets, the fleas likely entered your home that way.
Although insecticides may work against a variety of bugs, they do not work so well with fleas. They may still work, but a better way to manage fleas is to protect yourself and your pets from them. If you have a pet, contact a vet and ask them what you can do to treat your pet from fleas. Otherwise, you can call ICE pest control and ask them to deal with the fleas professionally.
Bees do not often go out of their way to sting someone because it often results in their death. However, this does not mean they will not sting, and if you are allergic to bee stings, it is best to avoid getting stung.
Bees will generally be around if they have a nest nearby. If you notice a bunch of bees around your home, there might be a nest or hive nearby. Do not attempt to get rid of the nest yourself. You will need to hire a professional to do the job, both for the bees’ sake and yours. After all, bees are now an endangered species in some locations, despite being integral to the growth of crops and many plants.
Apart from what we have shared above, many other insects can bite and sting you, such as wasps (which can be immensely painful and even dangerous). If you have noticed any of these pests around your home or were unfortunate enough to be bitten or stung, contact pest control services immediately. These professionals will come to your home and tackle the issue, preventing dangers and discomfort.
ICE Pest Control is a residential and commercial pest control and wildlife removal expert, helping people live a life free from any pest-related worries. If you are looking for pest control in Toronto, reach out to us today!