Closeup of an ant.

Closeup of an ant.A lot of people would expect to find spiders on a list of dangerous pests. Spiders, however, are an important part of pest management. As long as you aren’t confronted with black widows or brown recluse spiders, you should do your best to take them outside and let them roam free in your yard. At Arrow Exterminating in Long Island, NY, we know that taking care of the real pests of summer might require letting some of the less pleasant-looking species live. Find out which pests you should avoid this summer and which ones to call residential pest control to eradicate.

Picnic Pests

Ants are often comically depicted taking all the food from picnics. If that was all they did, you might be forgiven in thinking they weren’t that much of a pest. However, there are different kinds of ants that can cause several problems. Carpenter ants can cause extensive damage to your home’s infrastructure. Pharaoh or ghost ants can spread disease like salmonella, staphylococcus, and clostridium. For those with an allergy to fire ants, this pest can be deadly. Calling on residential pest control services will make sure that colonies are contained and not allowed to spread through the home by improper treatment.

Helpful or Horrible

Honeybees are dying in droves across the nation. While honeybees may seem like pests and they can cause death by stinging those who are allergic, honeybees are actually an integral part of the human food system. If you like fruits and vegetables, you should thank a bee. However, to avoid getting stung, if you have a nearby hive, you should contact an apiarist or another bee expert to take the hive and move it to a safe place.

The evil cousins of the bee, yellowjackets and wasps, serve no real useful purpose in the human food system and may be the angriest of all insects. These flying menaces tend to be aggressive and can both bite and sting. Don’t let these guys become a problem—call a pest control expert as soon as you see any signs of nest-building. You don’t have to find out why they are so angry; just get rid of them.

Most Deaths Worldwide

Closeup of mosquito on skin.If you have ever been in a room alone with a mosquito, you know that these tiny annoyances can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule and leave you with nasty welts where they bite. What you may not know is that mosquitoes are considered the deadliest insect in the world! In many sub-tropic and tropical areas, mosquitoes spread dengue fever, malaria, and other diseases that kill millions of people a year. While you may not have to worry about these diseases, there is nothing fun about having mosquitoes in your home or yard. Be sure to get rid of standing water and call a residential pest control company.

Sleep Tight

Bed bugs aren’t particularly dangerous, but they can affect your income. If you do any travel, you want to check under your hotel mattresses to see if there are signs of bed bugs. If you bring them home, call for residential pest management on Long Island, NY.

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