|There are more than 700 ant
species found in the U.S., although only about 25 species
commonly infest homes. Ants are social insects that
typically live in underground colonies, made up of workers
and a queen. Ants will eat practically any kind of food, but
are especially attracted to sweets.
Ant identification is
relatively simple due to their three distinct body regions:
head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Despite
similar construction, ants vary in overall appearance. Small
or large ants and brown or black ants are common nicknames
for different species.
|Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous
diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever,
encephalitis, Chikungunya and West Nile virus - a
mosquito-borne disease of growing concern in the United
Wearing an insect repellent containing DEET or another
EPA-registered ingredient is the best way to prevent
mosquito bites. If you are concerned about mosquito control
on your property, contact a mosquito management company or
your local mosquito abatement district for advice on how to
get rid of mosquitoes.
|Bed bugs get their name from their
habit of feeding on human hosts in bed. They are excellent
hitchhikers, easily transported and are found in many
different types of dwellings, which makes them difficult to
Bed bug infestations continue to plague Americans.
In fact, 99.6 percent of pest professionals have treated for
bed bugs in the past year, according to our most recent Bugs
Without Borders survey. Do you know how to identify bed
Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves,
flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night.
These insects live together outdoors in large numbers.
Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch
or in tree holes. They gain entry to a structure through
Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears
and eat peoples' brains at night. They do not spread
diseases, but their menacing appearance can be alarming
to a homeowner.
|Fleas are parasites that feed on
the blood of any warm-blooded body. Cat fleas are the most
common domestic flea, but dog fleas, human fleas and
oriental rat fleas can also be found. Fleas do not fly.
Instead, they use their powerful legs to jump onto a passing
Flea bites can result in painful, itchy red bumps. Fleas are
also the most common transmitter of the rare bubonic plague.
|Stinging insects like bees and
hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room
These pests are especially active during the
second half of summer and early fall when the colonies
forage for food that will sustain their queens during the
moths like to feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts,
chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk,
dried red peppers and candy.
Attracted to the light, these bugs are found worldwide in
areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.
Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food
have been long despised by homeowners due to their creepy
Cockroach control and management are important
for health and safety reasons, because cockroaches are known
to cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks,
especially in children. They also spread nearly 33 kinds of
bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella.
|Ticks are often mistaken for
insects, but they are actually arachnids. Ticks are
classified into two categories: soft ticks and hard ticks.
Soft ticks often feed on bats and birds, while hard ticks
feed on humans, pets and nuisance wildlife.
|This insect gets its name from its
silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and
movements. Silverfish have no wings, but are able to run
They tend to hide their presence from humans which means any
damage they have caused could go unnoticed as well.
|Spider control can be a major
concern for homeowners - particularly for those who live in
the southwest. There are about 3,000 species of spiders
throughout North America, but only two in the southern and
western United States can cause serious harm when
accidentally disturbed - the black widow and brown recluse.
If spiders are infesting your home, contact a pest
professional. They will be able to inspect your home,
confirm the species of spider and recommend a course of
proper spider control.
|Rodents can be difficult to keep
out of structures. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small
as a dime and rats can fit through holes the size of a
quarter. For proper rodent pest control, seal any cracks and
voids. Ensure there is proper drainage at the foundation and
always install gutters or diverts which will channel water
away from the building.
If you do find signs of a rodent infestation, contact a pest
professional promptly. They will be able to inspect your
home, confirm the species and recommend a course of rodent
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