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Top Pests in Tulsa, OK
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Smaller Biting & Stinging Pests
In Tulsa, OK, stinging and biting pests cause frequent issues with homeowners. While many of these nuisances are large and obvious, some can be so small they are difficult to spot until it is too late. Tiny pests include:
Hiding in short brush-like vegetation and tall grass, these small, seed sized larval and nymphal stage pests most commonly affect people during spring and summer. Ticks in Oklahoma carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can be fatal if untreated. Homeowners should carefully inspect themselves, as well as their children and pets, after spending time outdoors.
These territorial pests defend their nests by biting and stinging any intruder. The burning sensation of fire ant venom gives these insects their common name. Since they attack in large numbers, a fire ant encounter in Tulsa can be serious and perhaps cause the need for emergency treatment at a health clinic or hospital.
Oak Leaf Itch Mites
These very small, microscopic mites normally feed on insect larvae that infests oak trees, but at times it readily bites people, causing welts that itch and have a tiny blister in the center of the bite. Bites typically occur on the arms, necks, and faces of people. The mites make contact with people’s skin as they fall from infested trees or are transported by the wind. These biting pests can be problematic until a hard freeze occurs and kills them off.
Larger Biting & Stinging Pests
While other pests are fairly easy to spot, they still pose issues in yards and neighborhoods. Larger Tulsa creatures include:
Paper wasps build nests in eaves and other protected areas around Tulsa homes. The insects will swarm and attack people who get too close. Since a single wasp can sting multiple times, disturbing a nest is dangerous, especially to those with wasp allergies.
Homeowners sometimes find scorpions inside during summer when the pests invade houses and garages to escape the heat. They also hide beneath rocks, tree bark, and debris. Though the stings of Oklahoma scorpion species are usually not dangerous, they are painful.
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