There are two types of pests in this world: those that are unpleasant and those that are downright TERRIFYING. In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a look at some of the creepier critters around.
Bats – One of the pests most commonly associated with Halloween is the bat. Unlike the others on this list, the creep factor with bats is that they can fly and hide out in the dark corners of buildings. To raise the level of spookiness even higher, this nocturnal nuisance can also carry rabies.
Rats – Another Halloween staple (and my personal least favorite), rats not only send shivers down spines, but they can carry disease and cause fire hazards by chewing through wires. Plus, rats are more flexible than they are sometimes given credit for – they can fit through an opening the size of a quarter.
Spiders – While spider decorations are common this time of year, actual spiders are not as desirable to have around your home. Other than just looking creepy, some species of spiders can bite.
Bed bugs – Bed bugs aren’t traditionally associated with Halloween, but since they feed off of human blood, they definitely fit into the category of “terrifying.” The good news is that these little blood-feeders don’t transmit disease. However, their bites can cause skin irritation and itching.
Here’s to hoping your Halloween is plenty spooky without encountering one of the creepy crawlers on our list. Happy Halloween!