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Creepy Crawlies, Go Away!  The Dangers Of Centipedes And How To Get Rid Of Them

Creepy Crawlies, Go Away! The Dangers Of Centipedes And How To Get Rid Of Them

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Centipedes are one of the most common pests that can be found in any home. Like roaches, spiders, ants, and other pests, they will only inhabit your home if they found a good source of food, and unfortunately, homes usually offer a lot of those.

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Are Centipedes Dangerous?

The centipedes that you commonly see around your home and garden are typically harmless. However, they do have a poison gland located in their jaw, and they do have pincer-like claws to bite their preys and predators with. In smaller insects, the poison they carry can be pretty deadly, but in humans, the toxin is pretty harmless; that is, if you are perfectly healthy and are not suffering from weak or compromised immune system. If your immune system is weak and compromised, a simple centipede bite can become a severe allergic reaction.

The bite of a centipede can cause pain and inflammation of the bitten site. To treat it, you first have to wash the bitten area with water and soap before applying an ointment. If the area becomes too painful for you, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication.

However, if you are allergic to centipede bite, then you might need a trip to the emergency room, especially if you begin experiencing dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and hives.

Getting Rid of Centipedes

Centipedes are quite easy to get rid of since you only have to remove their food source and they will leave your home to search for a new one. This means, of course, that you need to give your home a thorough cleaning, especially your kitchen. This will get rid of the smaller insects in your home such as flies, spiders, etc., which are s what centipedes normally eat. A clean home gets rid of not only the centipedes but other insect pests as well, such as roaches, flies, ants, spiders, among others.

In addition to cleaning your home, you should also see to it that your garden is clean as well. Say for example your garden has piles and piles of dead leaves, twigs, and branches, then you need to dispose of them properly. Centipedes are attracted to moist and dark places, and these piles of debris give them just that. Also, your garden debris can also provide home to other pests such as snakes, more roaches, flies, etc. Of note; see to it that tree branches and garden bushes are not touching any part of your home. The centipedes could easily gain entrance into your home through these “bridges.”

Once you are done cleaning your home and garden, the next step is sealing all the cracks and crevices the centipedes use as entryways. They are very small creatures, so they can easily slip through gaps in the wood or under the door.

Centipedes are beneficial creatures since they prey on pestiferous insects; however, they can become a threat when they overrun your home. The threat only grows if you or one of your loved ones is allergic to centipede bite. For this reason, you need to get rid of them immediately. Call your local pest control company and ask about their services.

Jennifer Daleo is a freelance writer for home blogs. She gives cleaning tips and shares DIY ideas for home improvement projects.

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Different Jobs And The Different Dangers They Represent

Different Jobs And The Different Dangers They Represent

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If you’ve ever thought of becoming a lion tamer, then you’ll most likely have found that you didn’t entertain the idea for long before you came to your senses. Working as a lion tamer might well be an exciting and exhilarating way to win your bread, but unfortunately it is also very much a dangerous one and one that could easily see you injuring yourself. If nothing else, your health insurance would be through the roof.

Thus you probably put that idea to one side and instead took up a more normal job working in an office, or a shop or working in construction. The only catch? All those jobs have dangers too. And yes, that even includes office work. Read on to learn why you are never completely safe from harm no matter what line of work you are in…

Office Jobs

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Office jobs might seem rather static and mundane, which may then lead you to presume that they’re also very safe. The surprising part here though, is that it’s their very static nature that makes them potentially dangerous. Not moving is always going to be bad for you if it means staying in one position too long, and particularly if that position is one where you’re hunched over a desk. On top of that you have the danger of RSI from typing and of eyestrain.

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The solution? Take regular breaks, make sure you are sitting comfortably and invest in a good desk set up.

Driving

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There are countless jobs that involve driving in some capacity, and even office jobs from time to time will require you to drive to a business meeting, to a tradeshow, or just out to pick up milk. While it would be wrong to say that this was very dangerous, it still means you’ll be regularly travelling at high speeds and potentially at risk of crashing or having some other kind of accident. Make sure to drive safely, and maybe ask your boss to send you on a course. Oh, and never rush…

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Construction

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In construction there are many more things that can go wrong and many ways you can cause yourself or others harm – from machinery that goes wrong, to lifting things incorrectly, to getting in the way of traffic. The solution is to invest in workzone safety, through signs and traffic cones and by making sure that the site is always tidy and well maintained.

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Checkout Assistant

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Working in a shop can’t be dangerous right? After all, you probably started when you were 16… Again though, there are a number of potential risks that you might not have considered. Working with the general public for instance can create a risk right away (if you get a drunken or violent customer for instance), while stacking shelves and cleaning isles can also lead to falls and problems. Make sure that the store has CCTV, that there’s always at least two people around, and that the layout conforms to health and safety regulations…

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Catering

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The catering industry is another one that seems safe until you consider that it’s actually just like working in a store again… only with piping hot food and knives.

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Perhaps taming lions isn’t so bad…

Today’s guest author, Chris Morrison, is a financial consultant by profession. He provides valuable and efficient consultancy to the customers based on the years of experience and the in-depth knowledge he possesses. He avidly blogs as a hobby and give tips on managing one’s finances in his articles.

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