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Pest Control OKC Explains What To Do When A Roach Bites

Pest Control OKC Reveals Cockroaches Bite!

Of all the bugs in the world you probably don’t automatically think about cockroaches when you think about the many crawling things which are fully capable of biting humans. It’s true that cockroaches can bite! In fact, some species have even been shown to eat human flesh, both living and dead. The Bug Guy, your pest control OKC expert, recommends taking these steps should you be bitten by any roaches.

Firstly, it’s important to know that cockroaches don’t normally bite humans. If confronted, they will normally try to run away. In some cases, a human will only get bitten, because the roach is trying to get some food that’s hanging on your fingernails. Some species of roach; however, are far more likely to bite. A dense infestation can also increase the chances of getting bitten as the food supply becomes more scarce.

Roaches have a fondness for certain areas of the body over others, these include:

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Eyelashes
  • Fingernails

If you find a bite mark in any of these areas, clean the wound with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Roaches aren’t poisonous, but they can carry harmful bacteria inside their mouths from the food they eat, causing infections as they break the skin. Keep an eye on the wound, the biggest thing to watch for is infection. If the wound persists you may need to consult a doctor. If the bite wound persist for more than 4 days you need to see a doctor as an infection may be taking place.

Most roaches aren’t trying to eat you alive, usually what happens is the roach is trying to get some food stuck in these areas. If you want to avoid these bites, The Bug Guy, your pest control OKC guru, recommends not eating in bed (which will attract the roaches at night).

Of course, the best way to avoid roach bites is to not have roaches in your house in the first place. Let The Bug Guy, your trustworthy pest control OKC team, take care of any infestations you may have. Call us at405-973-5522!

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Pest Control OKC Explains Why Cockroaches Are So Terrible

Pest Control OKC Explains Necessary Cockroach Extermination 

Mention cockroaches to anyone and you’ll see an involuntary facial twinge and possible a shudder. Cockroaches are a disgusting pest that anyone who’s ever had an apartment are all too familiar with. They’re unsettling to see for sure, but are they really a threat to you? Cockroaches rarely bite and they’re not poisonous, so why put in the effort or money to get rid of them? The Bug Guy, your local pest control OKC team, is here to tell you why.

The biggest reason you want to get rid of cockroaches as soon as possible is that they can contaminate food with deadly bacteria. One of the cockroach’s best survival tactics is that it can eat an absurd amount of food. Everything from normal food to soap, to feces, to leather, and even hair! Ready to gag, yet?

The problem for you is when the roaches contaminate the food in your pantry by moving from the bathroom to the kitchen and contaminating food with the bacteria from they carried with them. They also shed and defecate on food, spreading bacteria and disease. Furthermore, cockroaches can transfer the Salmonella bacteria.

Cockroaches also carry a range of allergens on their bodies and in their saliva. This can cause sneezing, watery eyes, and even skin rashes. If you or a loved one suffer from Asthma, the allergens on a cockroach’s body can also trigger an Asthma attack.

Everyone should know how resilient cockroaches are. That’s why The Bug Guy, your pest control OKC expert, recommends not trying to take care of an infestation by yourself. Call The Bug Guy!

We have years of experience and the tools necessary to take care of even the worst infestation problems. If you see a cockroach in your house, it may be a sign that more are hiding in the many nooks and crannies of your living space! Call The Bug Guy, your pest control OKC team, at 405-973-5522.

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Pest Control OKC: Formica Ants And Oklahoma

Pest Control OKC: These Ants Don’t Sting, They Spray

The Bug Guy, your local source for pest control OKC, is here to tell you about a certain kind of ant. Formica ants are one of the many species of ants that can be found in Oklahoma. These ants are often called Wood Ants, because they like to make their nests in wooded areas. These ants are also known for invading the colonies of smaller ant species and capturing workers, turning them into slaves for their colonies.

Formica ants primarily feed off of the Honeydew produced by Aphids and other small insects. They even defend Aphids, a common garden pest, from predators and lead them to the best parts of plants to feed. These ants aren’t poisonous, but if provoked they can bite with their mandible and spray Formic Acid. This kind of acid can cause coughing fits, watery eyes, and skin irritation.

Still not convinced Formica ants are a nuisance? They are pests in 2 ways:

  • They can infest a home and cause a list of problem including being attacked by the colony and being sprayed with Formic Acid.
  • They farm and defend the Aphid, a common garden pest that can destroy garden plants and lawns. They also like to hunt caterpillars and other insects that can help pollinate your garden.

With any ant infestation, it can be hard to get rid of them, because it can be difficult to track down the colony. This is especially true for Formica ants as they like to hide the entrance to their colonies under rocks or in wood.

It’s best to call The Bug Guy, your local pest control OKC team, to come out and make sure the colony is dealt with. Years of experience allows our pest control OKC experts the ability to find and remove these colonies quickly and safely.

If you have ants infesting your home, give The Bug Guy a call and take back your home and garden from these acid spraying pests! Call now at: 405-973-5522

Pest Control OKC: Lesser Known Pests

Pest Control OKC is here to tell you about some lesser known Oklahoma Pests

Wasps, Roaches, Ants, Termites, and ‘Skeeters. If you live in Oklahoma you’re probably all too aware of these kinds of pests. Of course, that’s not all the kinds of pests you can see here in Oklahoma and Our pest control OKC team is here to introduce you to just a few of them:

Reduvius personatus:

Also known as the Masked Hunter, from the Assassin Bug Family, sticky hairs all over its body allow this sly hunter to camouflage itself with dust and other debris. A favorite prey of this hunter are bed bugs, so finding one of these little guys in your house is a good indication of a larger bedbug infestation. While not poisonous or really any threat at all to humans, they can inflict a painful bite so The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, recommends leaving them alone. Also, consider calling us to investigate and eradicate a potential bedbug infestation.

Jumping Spider:

Spiders are terrifying enough on their own, but some of them could put an olympic vaulter to shame! There are many kinds of jumping spiders and on the whole they’re harmless to humans, though most can bite. The Johnson Jumping Spider, which can be found here in Oklahoma, can leap up to 5 times its length! These kinds of arachnids are active hunters and don’t build webs, preferring to hunt and leap on prey. While harmless, it can be annoying and certainly startling to have these guys leaping around your house.

Oil Beetle:

Oil Beetles are a type of blister beetle. If you see one of these guys be very careful, they can excrete a painful irritant that can cause skin blisters. Thankfully, these guys tend to stick to grassy areas and gardens; however, that doesn’t mean one couldn’t end up in your home.

Our pest control OKC team has been hard at work this year! Don’t be a victim. Give our pest control OKC team a call to eliminate your chances of a run-in with pests, common or uncommon. You may contact The Bug Guy at 405-973-5522.

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OKC Pest Control Reports The Return Of Bed Bugs: Part 1

OKC Pest Control: Protecting You And Your Bedding

Our OKC pest control team is ready for the month of February and all it has to offer, are you? If you have bed bugs, chances are you’re probably not ready for anything except some relief!

The month for love and romance is no time at all to be getting bitten up by bed bugs! Sleeping soundly in a bug-free bed is something everyone deserves. The last thing you’d want your significant other or special sweetheart to notice is that your bed has been infested with bed bugs causing them to be dinner for the gross, little insects. Likewise, did you know that your guests could actually bring bed bugs with them? It’s true as they can be very good at hiding. Read on to learn more.

Are bed bugs even still around? 

You may think bed bugs are less common these days than they were in the past, but our OKC pest control team is here to tell you that we’ve seen them make a big return! Older generations will remember they were a common occurrence before World War II in the United States and the epidemic seemed to eliminated for quite some time, but records indicate bed bugs remained prevalent in other areas of the world and that increases in immigration, travel, and restrictions on stronger pesticides have played a role in the comeback of these disgusting blood suckers.

Can you see them and if so what do they look like?

Bed bugs are tiny and they are very good at hiding in beds, dark areas, in luggage, and on clothing. If you do happen to see them they can be identified as reddish brown in color and even more red after they’ve sucked the blood of humans or animals. They also often leave behind evidence that they’ve been in your bed. Here are a few tips from our OKC pest control team to help you know what to look out for:

  • Bug skins or shells
  • Egg cases
  • Fecal stains on mattress, sheets, blankets, or pillows
  • Blood stains on sheets or pajamas
  • Sometimes a musty odor

As you can imagine, the thought of being bitten up by bed bugs isn’t very appealing. If you think you have signs of bed bugs in your home, please don’t hesitate to give our OKC pest control company, The Bug Guy, a call @  405-973-5522. We’d love to help protect you and your bedding!

If you’d like to know more about bed bugs, stick around for part two of this series!