Your Orange County home isn’t only a comfortable place for you and your family—insects also find the cool air enticing. Many of these insects are not only annoying to have around, but can bite or sting, as well. While some insect bites only prove to be itchy and annoying, there are some bites that can be dangerous. Learn about some common biting and stinging insects in Southern California below.
Yellow jackets are wasps that often reside in the ground, decks, stone walls, and other nooks and crannies around your house. Unlike bees, they don’t necessarily die after stinging and may sting again if they haven’t lost their stinger. Their sting is characterized by painful swelling.
Bed bugs are extremely small, wingless insects that hide in the crevices of your bed or even your furniture. They like to live in clusters and come out to feed on the blood of a nearby host, usually at night. Their bites result in itchy, red bumps. If you have more than one bed bug bite, you may notice that they are in a line. This is an indication that several feedings, maybe from the same bed bug, took place through the night.
Spiders like to live in neglected areas of the home, like basements, attics, underneath furniture, and crawl spaces. The bite of a spider is similar to the bite of other bugs, causing redness, swelling, itching, and pain. However, the symptoms of a bite from a black widow, brown recluse, and other poisonous spiders are much more serious and could lead to anaphylaxis, a sever allergic reaction, or a systemic reaction, causing sweating, chills, body aches, stomach cramps, rapid pulse, and exhaustion. If you experience these symptoms, see a doctor.
Mosquitoes are flying insects that feed on the blood of animals and humans. They lay their eggs in standing bodies of water, and their bite is characterized by a tiny, red, itchy bump. They can enter your home through open windows and even through your air conditioning ducts. Large numbers of mosquitoes are cause for concern, because your risk of being bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito increases.
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