On 28-Mar-2017 In Lifestyle
Nothing is worse than finding an unexpected visitor of the bug variety in your home. Whether it be ants, spiders, or some type of rodent, no one enjoys finding a pest in their home. Although most are harmless, some surprising creatures can be potentially harmful to your health. You should definitely call an exterminator if you find this slimy creature in or around your home, and you won't believe what this terrifying worm can do in slide #6!
Even the cleanest of households see their fair share of bugs within the home (shoes off at the door everyone!), and no matter how hard you try they find their way inside. All it takes is a few crumbs or an open door.
A few ants or a small spider isn't much to worry about, but if you find this creature somewhere in your home or yard you should definitely consider getting it taken care of!
This invasive little worm made its way to America through international trade, and this is not good news for the snail and slug species they prey on. This worm has no predators of its own because it tastes so awful, and this gives this species a good chance of spreading fast.
The New Guinea flatworm has been spotted in some gardens in Miami, and they typically survive in potted plants which gardeners move from one spot to another. Although their main prerogative is the consumption of snails, these slimy creatures pose a threat to larger creatures as well.
The New Guinea flatworm is even known to feast on mice and rats, and these animals can contract lungworm infections. This poses a problem for humans anywhere in the vicinity of these animals.
If humans come in contact with the air particles around an infected rodent's droppings, they can also contract an infection. This makes these disgusting creatures even more frightening.
The vomit of a New Guinea flatworm can harm human skin, so it's important to never go near or dare to touch one of these harmful worms. Their vomit contains a toxin dangerous to humans, and it's one more reason to steer clear.
This terrifying species has not been spotted outside the sunshine state, so be on alert if you plan on visiting Florida anytime soon. Share this with your friends and family down South so they know to be cautious when gardening or doing any activities outside. Better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to this worm.