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Do You Have A Bug Allergy?

It is doubtful that we need to tell you that bugs can cause allergic reactions. In fact, you probably already thought of bees and wasps when you read the title of this blog, didn’t you? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that some people swell up when they are stung by bees or wasps. This can lead to anaphylactic shock for those who have a severe reaction. But, you may be surprised to learn that there is a wide range of bugs that can cause an allergic reaction. Some don’t even have to bite or sting you to create a threat.

Fire Ants

Like those bees and wasps, fire ants inject a venom when they sting. While this venom only causes a mild reaction for most people, some can have a severe or life-threatening reaction, especially if they are stung multiple times. There is an increased possibility of this for babies, elderly, and the infirm.


We all know that mosquitoes can spread Zika, West Nile, Malaria, and many other human pathogens, but do you know that you can also have an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite? It is rare, but for some, mosquito bites can be quite bad.

Lone Star Tick

When we talk about ticks, the deer tick usually gets most of the attention, due to its connection to the spread of Lyme disease, but we should not forget the Lone Star tick. For some, a bite from a Lone Star tick can lead to a life-long allergy that is triggered every time they eat meat.

Carpet Beetles

These bugs are often mistaken for bed bugs, even though they don’t bite. This is because carpet beetles cause some people to have an allergic reaction that produces red welts on the skin. It also doesn’t help that they climb into bed with us to eat natural fibers and dead skin.


One of the worst allergy-causing bugs is the cockroach. These pests aren’t seasonal, like the bugs listed above. They live in our homes all year long. And, cockroaches are connected to an increase in asthma symptoms, as well as many cold symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, nasal drip, sore throat, and skin rash.

These are only a few of the many bugs that can present an allergic threat in and around your home. We can’t stress enough that pest control isn’t a quality of life service that rich people get. It is vital protection that every home should have. Connect with us and learn about the many ways the team here at Active Pest Control protects homes and families. You have enough sickness to contend with, without having to add pest-related illness to the list. Get your protection in place today.

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