You think only you eat your food? Crawling Insects ...

Grain beetles are about 1/10th of an inch in length and have a reddish-brown, somewhat flattened body with six projections that look like saw-tooth on either side. As the name rightly suggests, these insects are regarded as pests mainly because they feed on stored food, especially grains. They infest almost everything you keep in the pantry. Grain beetles can chew into unopened cardboard boxes by making their way through the plastic and cellophane wrapping the packages. Once they reach inside, rapid multiplication continues to devour all the stored food and debris that accumulates in the corners, crevices and cracks. While READ MORE »

Bookworms, literally. Crawling Insects: Silverfish

Silverfish are insects with long, flat bodies that have scales covering them. On their heads, they carry two long and slender antennae and at the back are three slender appendages. The long antennae and the thin, long legs give these creatures the nickname of ‘bristletails.’ Silverfish are around half an inch in length are pearl-gray or silver in color. They are major household pests because of their tendency to devour paper, book bindings, fabrics, wallpapers, leather and even wheat flour. They take shelter in the cool, damp places of the house, like the laundry room and basement. While sanitation can READ MORE »

RIP my little garden plants. Crawling Insects: Ear ...

These are burrowing insects which are about half an in inch in length and have a reddish-brown color. Essentially, earwigs are nocturnal and although they are active all through the year, they are generally seen during the summer months. Their sharp pincers located towards the rear of the abdomen are a distinguishing feature. While these pincers do not cause any danger to humans, they could cause some pain on pinching. Earwigs are regarded as garden pests because they feed on plants leaving them with holes in the leaves and in some cases, even eat them up to the extent of READ MORE »

The garden queen ruling indoors too? Crawling Inse ...

With over 450 Ladybug species found in North America, several other varieties were released deliberately in the United States for the purpose of pest control. The Asian varieties essentially live on trees and feed on aphids. These insects have a high prolific rate and have a life term of up to 3 years. A number of releases towards the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s in Ga, Byron and other areas by the USDA, the population of Ladybugs saw a massive increase. These insects are now found commonly all over the country. Ladybugs are generally considered READ MORE »

What’s that annoying noise that keeps me up all ...

These are nocturnal creatures that are similar to grasshoppers in appearance. During the day, they generally hide in dark places such as in bushes, under trees and stones, and sometimes even beneath plants and in the dirt. They start gaining activity once the sun starts setting. While crickets are medically harmless to humans, they can be very annoying because of their constant monotonous chirping all night that can ruinous for light sleepers. They are also known to cause great damage to clothing, paper products and even some foods. While they do not pose any serious issue when present as individuals, READ MORE »

Why’s the furniture getting weaker day by day! C ...

Carpenter ants are known to live in colonies in nests that are established in multiple locations, both outside and inside home. These nests are of two types, the satellite colonies where the workers are housed and the parent colonies where the queen lives with the larva. The amount of damage caused by carpenter ants depends on the number of nests that have been established in the structure and the period of active infestation. While the larger colonies have the potential to bring about structural damage, these ants aren’t as dangerous as termites. Since carpenter ants are attracted to moisture, the READ MORE »

They’re here to creep you out in the dark. Crawl ...

Out of the many insects that arouse inherent fear in people, spiders stand at the top. Although most of the groups are harmless and have little or no medical importance, there are some that bite like the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow spider. However, spiders are infamous mainly for how annoying they can be because of the webs they weave around the lighting, in the shed, barn and back yards. They have a tendency to take shelter in small, warm and dark places such as in the corners, eaves and air vents. While they occur in innumerable varieties, the READ MORE »

That puppy might be cute, but he’s got the flea ...

Fleas are one of the more common pest problems when cats or dogs are present or for new homeowners moving into previously infested homes and apartments. Not only are fleas a concern to pets for severe health reasons, but also to humans as they can cause unsightly allergic reactions and itching from bites. Fleas are also carriers of the tapeworm parasite. Fleas need relatively high temperatures to survive but once they find a new home, they are hard to get rid of. Fleas can become established in carpets and bedding for months and lay dormant until outside temperatures drop and READ MORE »

Cockroaches, yuck. Crawling Insects: Cockroaches

Cockroaches can breed rapidly and are highly resilient to hostile situations. Thus, it is extremely important to know the signs of a cockroach invasion and how to get rid of them in your home and to act quickly to prevent them in your home and from spreading out further. There are three commons types of cockroaches found in the United States nicknamed the German, Oriental and American cockroaches. Each has specific distinctions in their species but all share the common characteristic of being highly unwanted in any home or business. Cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day, however, noticing READ MORE »

Not your average beetle. Crawling Insects: Beetles

Beetles have lived on earth for more than 300 million years and can be found almost anywhere in the world, including your home. There are currently more than 350,000 species of beetles that have been identified, with suspicion of countless others that are still waiting to be discovered. The most common types of beetles found in residential areas include darkling beetles, green fruit beetles and carpet beetles. Beetles have the unique ability of being able to adapt to all climates and habitats; and that coupled with their exponential reproduction rate, an infestation of beetles in not an uncommon occurrence in READ MORE »

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