There are thousands upon thousands of species of insects that call North Carolina home. Some are annoying, some are scary, and some are just downright dangerous. When these pests make your home our homes, they can put you and your family at risk.

The Brown Recluse

The Brown Recluse is a poisonous spider common to the southern and central United States.

These spiders are brown to dark brown and are usually about the size of a quarter. The violin-shaped mark on their abdomen can also identify them, but you should never be that close to one of these spiders. Recluse spiders are shy creatures by nature and tend to build their webs well out of sight of humans. They only come out at night to feed, so they are rarely seen.

Though they aren’t aggressive and tend to keep to themselves, they will bite if they feel threatened. The infamous bite of a brown recluse can cause skin cells to die in the area surrounding the spider bite, known as necrosis. This can lead to an infection, and in rare cases, death. 

The Black Widow

The black widow is the most infamous and most feared spider in North America. Of all the spiders in the world, the black widow is recognizable by its iconic red hourglass under its abdomen. We don’t suggest, however, that you get close enough to a black widow spider to see their abdomen. However, If you find one of these spiders in your house, you don’t have to burn your house down in panic. The black widow, like the brown recluse spider, only comes out at night and tends to shy away from humans. Sure, their venom is one of the most potent in the animal kingdom, but they are not an aggressive species, so if you see one in your house, leave it alone and call a pest control specialist.

Kissing Bugs

Kissing bugs, or triatomines, get their name from the way they crawl around your face while you sleep and bite around your eyes and lips. Kissing bugs feed off of the blood of humans and other animals. Their saliva contains a chemical that numbs the bitten area, so the person is often unaware of the bite at all. They can enter your home from any opening or gap, so make sure your screens are in good shape. These ugly bugs are also notorious for carrying the deadly Chagas disease.

Chagas disease has two stages, acute and chronic. In the acute phase, the affected area may become red and swollen. In the chronic stage, symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, a stomachache, loss of appetite, and fatigue. An estimated 30% of bite victims end up developing life-threatening conditions from the disease, including arrhythmia, an enlarged heart, and in some cases, heart failure. 

Call The Pest Control Experts

If any of the above insects have made their way into your home, you should call the professionals at Cramer Pest Control. We know the dangers that these pests pose to you and your family. If you have an active infestation or are looking to protect yourself from the worst pests, then it’s time to invest in pest control. At Cramer Pest Control, we have pest control programs to fit every situation. So, whether you’re looking for Residential Pest Control, Indoor Pest Control, Commercial Pest Control, or Termite Control, the experts at Cramer Pest Control have the solution for you.

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