Which Pests are Poisonous?

Centipede - a Poisonous PestPoisonous pests are found virtually everywhere. If not handled with care, some species can seriously damage a human’s health. Extreme caution is advised when dealing with poisonous pests as serious injuries, or in severe cases, even death could occur from contact with them. The removal of dangerous pests is not a job for just anyone, since it requires skill and training to do it properly. You should always call a professional to deal with poisonous pests.


If you are a pet owner, it is likely you have encountered fleas one time or another. These little animals spread fast and can easily infest your household. Those annoying bites you receive can be responsible for the spread of Bubonic Plague from their rat hosts. This is a rare occurrence, but the chance does exist, so the next time your pet brings fleas into your house, make sure to contact a professional to get rid of the infestation.

Bees & Wasps

Thanks to the introduction of honeybees, bees are no longer considered that dangerous. Normally, bees are not known to sting humans without a purpose since they die once the deed is done; however, species like the Africanized bee or Killer bee will attack in large numbers even with the slightest provocation. Bees are a danger mostly for people allergic to bee stings. Wasps do not seek out humans to sting unless their territory is threatened. These pests are a true danger if you are allergic to their sting. Because they don’t die after the first sting, they are considered dangerous and poisonous.


Nearly everyone has experienced the most common side effect from encountering mosquitos – the red, itchy bite. What you should be aware of is that these pests can also be dangerous since they can spread deadly diseases, such as malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and others. Call a pest control professional for mosquito control services before the mosquito season starts to prevent them from spreading in large numbers.


Centipedes are predatory and poisonous, but their poison is usually not strong enough to be life-threatening for humans. However, when a centipede bites, the bite is painful, so you should never try to handle it on your own, especially when it comes to larger species.

Mice and Rats

Although rodents are not always major threats to our health, it is definitely justified to be concerned. Rodent feces and bites can be dangerous and sometimes even transmit deadly diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rat-bite fever, Hantavirus, or Typhus. It is not a pleasant experience to have rodents in your household, and you need to be careful when dealing with these pests.

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