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How Arizona Pests Can Impact Your Family’s Health


While pests cause serious damage and are nuisances to your home, there are even more dangers lurking your way. Did you know that many types of pests can impact not only your house but your family’s health as well? And, families in Arizona are no exception. To help you understand, we made a list of the top pests in this area and how it can impact your family.


These nocturnal creatures thrive in the Arizona climate. They especially love hiding in dark places like shoes and under furniture, waiting to attack. As most people know, scorpions have dangerous tails that can hurt you and your family. While some of these stings do not need medical attention, many children or older adults may need immediate help. 

Some of the common symptoms after getting stung is intense pain, numbness, swelling, difficulty breathing, muscle twitching, vomiting and more. If you get stung and are showing intense signs of any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away. 


Even though ants are extremely tiny, they have some serious bites. Many ant bites are very minor, but some species like fire ants have stingers that inject venom into their victims. This venom then causes intense pain, itchiness, redness and swelling. And in severe cases, you may have an allergic reaction. If you do have an ant allergy, make sure to keep your home and yard clear of these uninvited guests and keep an EpiPen near you at all times. 


One of the top pests in termites that can cause major harm to your home and your family’s health are termites. Some termites like soldier termites actually bite. And while these bites are not life-threatening, they can still cause intense pain, discomfort, swelling and itchiness. These tiny insects can also cause issues with asthma, release mold spores and create contact dermatitis. If you notice signs of termite infestation, contact your pest control service right away. 


In your lifetime, you will come across thousands of spiders. And Arizona is no exception to these eight-legged creatures. In fact, one of the most common spiders in this state is the Black Widow. These pests have venom that can kill a human. Luckily, it is rare for people to die from these bites. However, common symptoms include pain, muscle aches, hypertension, profuse sweating and difficulty breathing. Pain can last up to 12 hours but subsides after being treated with antivenom. If you are bit by a Black Widow spider, seek medical attention right away. 

Always remember that every type of pest can impact your family’s health. Anytime you have pests in your home, it is essential to get rid of them quickly. To help you on this journey, Yuma Pest Control in Arizona is here to help. Call us for more information.

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