We cherish the coming of summer. During that season, we can visit beaches, do outdoor activities, or stay at home watching movies and sleep. The long holiday gives us the freedom to do things as we please. But do you know that you may not be alone at home? Do you know that the cheerful and bright season is the ideal time for some creatures to breed and swarm?
Besides the seasonal creatures, there are others ready to terrorize house dwellers in for the whole year round. Knowing how to identify them can be a matter of contracting or avoiding an impairing disease.
Now, let us learn more about those creatures below.
The tiny bloodsuckers can cause severe harms, despite their size. They bear two fatal diseases to human, Malaria and Dengue Fever. Malaria mosquitos are endemic to Africa, South East Asia, South America, Middle East, and Oceania. But the Dengue Fever Mosquitos are almost worldwide, excluding the places with extreme cold temperature like Russia, Northern Countries of Europe, Alaska, and the Poles.
Mosquitos breed in standing water and worn-out clothes. If you rarely clean the bathroom, your bed, and closet, you give the bug opportunity to produce swarms.
Therefore, check your house regularly. Fix the leaking drain or plumbing pipes. Clean any clogs in the drainage system. And avoid piling up clothes without spraying them with a pesticide. Going out around the yard without antibug lotion is also not a smart move. You may be safe indoors, but outdoors, the threat of mosquitos is always on you.
Spiders may scare you just by their appearance. And if in your area there is no case of venomous spider bites, then you are probably not aware of how threatening a house spider can be. First, there are a lot of spider species that live side by side with humans. And most of those spiders are harmless. The examples are Funnel Web Grass Spiders, Orb Weaving Spiders, St. Andrews Cross Spiders, and Huntsman Spiders.
The ones with lethal venom are, in fact, very few. Black Widow, Hobo Spiders, and Brown Recluse Spiders are three species that have the highest rate of human victims. Brown Recluse reside in East to West coast. But the most encounters have happened in the Southern part of America. The spider’s size is very very small. It is barely noticeable and loves to hide in socks, gloves, and garments.
Black widow spiders also behave similarly to the Brown Recluse. But they appear in a more striking appearance with red abdomen and a black mark.
Who says bat only live in a cave? With the rapid growth of human population, less and less space is available in the wild. And as a result, wild animals, including bats, are forced to find a new home among humans.
Usually, bats live in abandoned buildings as they do not like noises. But there are some cases where bats are infesting houses. Poor roof insulation, cracked shingles, and structure gaps may invite bats to enter the house. And for your information, bats do not travel individually. They nest in a group. Therefore, if you notice that a bat has been flying around your ceiling, the chances are tens of them are already inside.
Do not take the matter lightly, though. Even if you do not mind to coexist with a group of bats, you should be concerned with your health. Read about the dangers of bat droppings – guano. It is not bat’s bites that you should be scared of. It is their poop.
Controlling the Pest
Except for mosquitoes, it would be better for the environment if you do not exterminate spiders and bats. Both of them are predators to thicks and mosquitoes, the virus-and-bacteria-carrying bugs. As for bats, although the guano is detrimental to our health, if they live far from our house, they can still function as the natural control for the disease-causing bugs.
What you can do instead of killing the two beneficial animals is to call a pest control service. They can rescue the bats and move their nest to a more appropriate place, far from humans. And for the spiders, vacuuming and then release them outside are enough.