Arizona is a haven for residents due to its warm atmosphere, stunning landscape, and diversified population. Unfortunately, your home provides a retreat and abundant resources for many stubborn desert pests, mainly during the scorching summer season. Read on to determine what vermin commonly invades Arizona homes.
1. Subterranean Termites
Subterranean termites are a widespread problem in many homes. They eat wooden surfaces and plasterboard, causing severe structural damage. Although they primarily nest in southern states, some also settle in Arizona. Since they don’t rely on moisture, they can thrive in humid climates and on dry land. Furthermore, they nest in the soil to create mud tubes, gaining access to residential structures. As a result, they can do extensive damage while working as an active colony, requiring extermination to prevent future infestations.
2. Bark Scorpions
Bark scorpions often hide in obscure spaces for shelter. However, their stinger is an aggressive defensive mechanism they use towards predators and humans. The most prominent symptoms of bark scorpion stings include respiratory issues and seizures.
3. Coral Snakes
The Coral snake ranks highly alongside the Black Mamba regarding venom potency. However, they are less dangerous than rattlesnakes due to their less effective poison-delivery system. While they can cause injuries with their fangs, their bite can also cause excruciating pain despite an initial mild effect. Other symptoms include severe ill health and cardiac arrest, which can develop gradually if a Coral snake wound remains untreated.
4. Red Fire Ants
Red ants bite and sting, often attacking humans who disturb their nests. Their bite is aggressive and painful, resulting in a swelled lump that progresses to an infection. An individual frequently stung by red imported fire ants can become a recurrent target. Also, if they’re allergic to the venom, they may experience more severe symptoms than an individual without preexisting conditions.
5. Africanized Bees
Africanized bees (famously known as a killer swarm) cause many fatalities worldwide. They live up to their killer status due to their aggressive demeanor and unprovoked stings. Like other bee species, Africanized bees produce deadly venom, attack in swarms, and target intruders who venture close to their hive. While they are superior pollinators, they can dig into gardens, inflicting damage on plants, flower beds, and crops.
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