Blog: Delta’s most hazardous spine-chilling insects

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Spring has sprung and the biting and stinging insects are out. Any one of these scary crawlies can ruin your day, should they attack you.  

Wasps: White hot pain - they build small to large nests and defend them forcefully by stinging repeatedly. They eat just about anything the moves.

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Black widow spider: Really big venom glands – although the black widow spider bite is seldom fatal, it’s the ladies that dole out the venom that is over 14 times stronger than that of a rattle snake.  

Fire ants: The sting feels like fire – they should be called dragon ants. These very aggressive ants that will attack animals and can survive in extreme conditions.  

Ticks: They spread diseases like babesiosis – these blood suckers can cause fever, chills, aches, rashes, and serious infection.  

Kissing bug: they carry a disease called Chagas - they transmit it by biting you, sucking your blood and then pooping in the wound to close it.  

Mosquito: They can carry the Chikungunya virus – just don’t walk in the shade and apply a lot of repellent!

Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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