Advice 1: Looks like centipede and dangerous whether it is for a person

Centipede is the common name for gubonogih centipedes from the order scolopendridae. At the moment there are about 90 species of these nasty little creatures.
Looks like centipede and dangerous whether it is for a person

Invisible neighbors

Despite the fact that in recent years scolopendras are gaining popularity as Pets, for most people, these creatures are extremely unpleasant.

View scolopendra really scary. This is not an ordinary centipede, but the creature with long legs and a segmented chitinous skeleton.

Centipedes that live in homes and apartments, more correctly called a fly-ordinary. In a sense, flycatchers in the home even useful – they catch flies, cockroaches, fleas, moths, spiders.

These millipedes are not too dangerous to humans, they may scare. Angry Flycatcher moves very quickly, and when contact with human skin may sting, but this sting is not more dangerous than bee.

In the southern areas are also ringed scolopendra, which length can reach 10 to 15 cm Is already much more dangerous guests, which can cause unpleasant burns.

If you are not happy guests, it is necessary first to remove from all the cracks in the walls, reduce the humidity, which attracts these creatures, to try to better ventilate the room better lighting. Themselves, of centipedes can only catch mechanical. The problem is that their chitinous layer is very strong, so to kill the scolopendra is not easy. Better to catch it in a jar and release as far away from home.

Dangerous exotics

Really dangerous for a person can be a giant centipede. In length, this creature can reach 25 not only see the Poisonous bite of the giant scolopendra, but a simple touch to the skin. Her body consists of 21-23 segments, it can be divided into head and trunk.

Each of the 36-40 foot scolopendra contains the poison, so disturbed the creature ran through the human skin, leaving severe burns.

The person who had such contact with any tropical scolopendra, guaranteed strong swelling of the contact, fever with temperatures above 38. The tumor can stay a week or two, in contact with the most poisonous instances may begin tissue necrosis. Also, there are cases when the scolopendra venom caused paralysis, muscle spasms, vomiting and disruptions in heart.

There is a scale of pain of insect bites, the starting-point of the scale taken a bee sting. So, contact with the scolopendra is about 20 times harder.

Scientists have refuted the idea that the bite of scolopendra can cause death. However, when contact with the poison of this creature, you should immediately consult a doctor.

Advice 2: Who are scolopendra

Centipede is a centipede crustacean. Most often it lives in tropical warm climate. In temperate zones this centipede is found very rarely. However, some species of scolopendra can be found in the southern regions of Russia.
Length scolopendra is about fifteen centimeters. Her body is brown with a slight greenish tinge. Scolopendra, found in southern regions of the country, are not particularly aggressive, they usually don't bite. However, the mucus, which allocates this millipede is very harmful for human skin.

Centipede – a creature of the night, at this time of day it is most active. There are cases when it is the creation of crawls in the house and tent, that in itself is frustrating. Day centipede hiding in a secluded place and is practically invisible.

Dangerous centipede?

Do scolopendras are not aggressive creatures, they are just trying to protect themselves from danger. A frightened millipede is capable of many things, first and foremost, it begins to run or even jump (pretty high). If you take a scolopendra in the hands or accidentally stepped on her foot, then, of course, the centipede can bite, although most often it just produces a huge number of Sizzling goo.

Scolopendra living in Russia, are not very poisonous. You'll find most ringed scolopendra, its length is about ten centimeters. This kind of threat only in the spring and autumn time of year is the peak of its virulence. The real danger to humans tropical scolopendra, they can cause extensive burns and inflammation of the skin, accompanied by swelling and fever. In the Philippines was recorded death from the bite of scolopendra. The person with the bite or burn scolopendra should immediately treat the affected area with an antiseptic (preferably with alcohol), apply a sterile dressing and consult a physician.

What is the centipede?

More time centipede conducts underground or in the dark, so it doesn't have good eyesight, however the feeling of this centipede can only envy. This allows it to be a great hunter. The basic extraction of scolopendra – different insects. Tropical scolopendra reach considerable sizes, so they can hunt even on birds, frogs and lizards.

However, on the surface scolopendra try to spend as little time as possible, because under the ground it is much more comfortable. The process of eating these centipedes are very long lasting. They immobilize the victim with poison, and then slowly and thoroughly chew it.

Advice 3: Look like flea bites on humans

A flea, a being small, but not harmless. Bites of this insect is very painful. The bites a long time cause discomfort because of itchy and sore. But that's not all – flea bites can cause various diseases.
Look like flea bites on humans

How to understand that was bitten by a flea?

Not all people know how to look like fleas. And in the summer, when there are flying and crawling darkness insects, it is difficult to keep track of who was bitten. Moreover, the stings of many insects are superficially similar.

When the bite of fleas, a person feels a sharp pain, like the prick of a needle. The bite then very itchy.

Given that fleas mainly live on the ground, and fly they do not know, they usually bite around the legs. As a rule, it is neither one nor two bites, but the whole series, located at a distance of 1-2 cm from each other.

On the site of the bite is a noticeable blister, which is a few hours. But under the skin are microchromosome, which disappear only after a few days.

Different people flea bites can look different. It all depends on the sensitivity of some of the swelling subsides within 30 minutes, in others it is compacted, and there is prolonged redness.

The terrible flea bites?

Flea bites can trigger dermatitis disease – pulicosis. If fleas badly bitten a small area of the skin, can occur purpura.

Very dangerous flea bites for people prone to allergic reactions. If you are allergic to the flea bites fever up to 40°C. Man in a fever, he has a complicated breath, he feels restless. People with hypersensitivity to flea bites can occur in anaphylactic shock. Therefore, when signs of allergies, you should consult a doctor.

Fleas, like other parasites are carriers of infectious diseases. A flea biting a person, damages the skin and opens a small channel to power. It is important not to brush the bites, so as not to trigger secondary infection of the wound infection.

What to do if bitten by fleas?

You need to disinfect the bites and relieve itching. To do this bitten places clean water and antiseptic soap. They can also be lubricated with a water solution of vinegar or citric acid. For processing perfect special antiseptic lotions intended for use after insect bites.

To get rid of itching and pain, you should smear the bites with hydrocortisone.

To avoid problems associated with flea bites, it is better to avoid them. If you want to leave the city or walk on the grass, it is better to treat open skin with a special spray that repels insects.
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