Texas is home to lots of different bugs. Our warm, humid climate is a big reason why bugs, like people, like to make Texas their home. When bugs and people inhabit the same spaces, bug bites can happen. And when they happen, they can be itchy, painful, and in some cases, put the person at risk of suffering serious medical harm. If you’re facing a bug infestation in your home or office, work with a pest control professional in Gilmer to get the bugs out of there.
Bed bugs consume human and animal blood to survive. They bite human victims on any exposed area of their bodies. Bed bug bites are small bites in the skin that do not have red spots in the middle. Typically, a victim does not know he or she has been bitten until after the bug’s made its bite, because bed bug bites are painless when they first occur. Only after the engorged bed bug has rolled off its human host does the victim experience an itchy welt.
Anybody who’s spent time out in the woods or sat on a log around a campfire knows about chiggers. These little mites have a serious bite that causes bumps, redness, and itchy rashes. Chiggers are actually a type of arachnid, the same family spiders belong to. Rashes from chigger bites can last up to a week, and men who suffer chigger bites in the crotch area can experience summer penile syndrome, a condition that makes it difficult to urinate and causes the sufferer intense swelling and itching for a few days to a few weeks.
Ticks are small bugs that can change lives with their bites. They are most commonly associated with Lyme disease, a condition that can cause joint stiffness, fever, fatigue, and muscle pain. Approximately 20 to 40 percent of ticks carry Lyme disease. Texas is home to many different species of ticks. Ticks can be found in tall grass and wooded areas. Like bed bugs, ticks feed on human and animal blood and attach themselves to their human hosts to feed.
Many different types of flies can be found in Texas. They include deer flies and yellow flies. Fly bites can be extremely painful and cause the victim to suffer skin inflammation. When a fly infected by the Leishmania parasite bites a human, the person can suffer from Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease that can cause ulcers and severely damage the mucous membranes. Leishmaniasis is extremely rare in the United States, but it can occur.
Stop the Bites with Texas Pest Control
Whether they’re harmful or not, bug bites are just gross. Nobody wants to get bitten by bugs, and nobody should have to fear getting bitten by a bug in his or her own home. If you’ve been bitten in your home, you could have a bug infestation. Contact our Texas pest control solutions to assess the situation and determine whether you need pest control services. To get started with Bizzy Bee Pest Solutions, contact our team today to set up your initial consultation.