Everything you need to know about pests
If you live near a river or have a swimming pool at your home, you may have seen water bugs several times.
Most people will usually identify waterbugs as cockroaches since these two insects almost look similar to each other. Waterbugs are much darker in color compared to cockroaches. The former can also be identified by its antennae which are less visible compared to the latter. Both insects can have wings and have the ability to fly if they need to. They also live in close proximity to bodies of water like rivers, streams, and ponds.
Particularly, waterbugs prefer areas where water moves slowly and where there is thick vegetation. Their usual diet includes small fishes, frogs, snakes, and other insects.
Unlike cockroaches, waterbugs are solitary insects. They will develop into adults after two months and can live for a year or more.
Why Waterbugs Are Considered Pests
Waterbugs can make way into yards and inside of homes when they find leftover food or drink outside. They can be a safety threat since they will give you a nasty bite if disturbed or provoked. Be warned that waterbug bites are excruciatingly painful and can last for several hours. This is because a waterbug’s saliva contains chemicals that can cause paralysis to its prey.
Some people may have an allergic reaction when bitten by a waterbug. If this happens, the victim must seek medical attention immediately.
Getting Rid of Waterbugs
Now that you have an idea what a nuisance waterbugs are, you probably do want to see them scurrying at your floor.
Wondering how to get rid of waterbugs if you will found them inside your home? Below are some helpful ways:
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