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5 Most Commonly Hated Pests Around the World

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More and more people are turning to termite control in the Philippines to get rid of the pests lurking in every nook and cranny of their houses. We can’t deny that pests are annoying, regardless how easy or hard they may be to eliminate. Cockroaches aside (since they’re on a whole other level of gross)

Bedbugs

Pests are not just found in the province; they can be widespread in cities as well. These critters love to hang out in dark, warm places such as your bed, where they can engorge on the blood of sleeping humans. Though they don’t fly and transmit diseases, these guys are a huge nuisance. Since they are so tiny and have flat bodies, they can hide themselves in crevices that are as thin as a credit card and can go unnoticed for a long period of time. Signs of a bedbug infestation include blood stains on the pillow and blankets and itchy spots left behind on your skin.

Locusts

Locust infestations have been feared all throughout history and, unfortunately, they still wreak havoc today. Related to grasshoppers, locusts are usually solitary creatures but they have this phase called the gregarious phase, where locusts form swarms and migrate together in search for food. A swarm of locusts always spell doom to farmers and gardeners alike since a pack can consist of 40-80 million locusts who can consume 192 million kilograms of plants a day, causing major agricultural damage.

Termites

Many homes, no matter the type of construction, can become a feeding site for termites thanks to the presence of cellulose-based materials inside. Termites are detritivores, or detritus feeders. They feed on dead plants and trees as well as dead parts of living trees. A termite’s mouth is capable of tearing pieces of woody material, causing concern in human dwellings. Termite workers only measure approximately 1 cm to a few millimeters in length but their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property.

Mosquitoes

Only female mosquitoes are considered as pests because the males are typically to busy feeding on nectar found in flowers. Aside from leaving itchy bite marks on the skin, mosquitoes can transmit diseases to the host as well. When they bite something that is infected with a disease, they can transmit it to their next victim. Mosquitoes are proven to have transmitted diseases like dengue, malaria, and yellow fever. The Asian Tiger Mosquito is a particularly notorious specie because it associates itself closely with humans and it feeds 24 hours a day compared to most mosquitoes who only feed at dusk and dawn.

House flies

The house fly was so named because it was once the most rampant pest in and around houses. They are considered a public health pest because of their potential to transmit disease organisms. They breed in filthy locations and are notorious for contaminating food and spreading bacteria.

Pests can cause a good deal of harm to people and other species. Have no fear; Topbest Philippines has your back. We will definitely eliminate any pest in your home to ensure your and your family’s safety!


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