Pennsylvania is not without its own insect pests. The below insects will bite, and some of them can create a swarm and infestation if they are not closely managed. The insects below are also rated, from 1 to 10, based on their potential to create an infestation in need of quick Insect Control in Pittsburgh, PA. Visit The Bee Man for more on managing an insect infestation.
Fire Ants Infestation Potential:
Fire ants will bite, and their bites are notoriously painful. The problem with fire ants is that they are extremely small and they survive in large numbers. Their bites (stings) can be as painful as a scorpion. But, unlike the scorpion, they survive in swarms. They like flat grassland and wood.
Chiggers Infestation Potential:
Chiggers are closely associated with sand fleas and skeeters. These small, almost invisible, little critters will bite. They leave little marks, and they most commonly bit on the legs. Chiggers love to hang out in damp areas, which includes the surface layer of the garden and mulch. They also love tall grass, so a walk through a field or untrimmed landscape can leave lots of small burning marks on the legs. If left unchecked, they can cause quite a swarm. Fortunately, they are not known to damage a property.
Termites Infestation Potential:
Termites do not bite, or at the very least take a lot to be provoked and will hide away first and foremost. The positives end here, as termites are incredibly disastrous to the property and landscape. They will eat away at the wood in and around a home, and will eventually eat away at a foundation or surface wood layers of a property. Insect Control in Pittsburgh, PA is vital for termites on a yearly basis.
Brown Recluse Infestation Potential:
The brown recluse is one of Pennsylvania’s most renowned spiders for two reasons. The first is that they are common. The second is that they are very poisonous. There are more poisonous spiders, as well as more common ones, but the brown recluse finds that terrible balance by being very poisonous and frighteningly common. Brown recluses love dark spots, and Pennsylvania recluse infestations often begin in the attic.