The thousand leggers. Crawling Insects: Millipedes

Millipedes are worm-like animals with an elongated, brownish, segmented body with each segment supported by two pairs of legs. They vary in size from half to two inches in length and they have a tendency to coil up while resting. They generally live in damp outdoors, in areas with planting, in mulch or decaying leaves. In the dry season, they have a tendency to migrate indoors in large numbers. While they are not known to cause any harm to humans, their sheer presence inside the house becomes a nuisance. They don’t bite either. In fact, their presence in the gardens READ MORE »

Those Blood Hounds! Crawling Insects: Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are about half a centimeter long with a flattened, oval shaped body and are light brown in color. They are nocturnal insects that hide in cracks and crevices in the walls, in the seams of mattresses and under, behind and in cracks in the furniture. Dark stains at the edges of the mattress, caused by the bed bug excreta, accompanied by unpleasant odor are a sure sign of infestation. Bed bugs can be very dangerous pests considering their blood-feeding nature. Although they do not carry any diseases as such, constant bug bites are not only annoying but also READ MORE »

Get ready to have your house invaded. Crawling Ins ...

These are tiny, poppy seed sized reddish arachnids that can be found all over the U.S. They thrive in warm humid structures around homes. The problems with clover mites started to take surface during the years post World War II. With the great housing boom on the go, residents started including landscaping and plants in their houses to add a nice, warm look to their homes. While this did work on the aesthetic side, it also introduced environments susceptible to infestation by insects and other creatures. Clover mites are considered as pests for a number of reasons. They live in READ MORE »

Not just blood, they suck the life out of you. Cra ...

While they are commonly mistaken to be insects, ticks are actually arachnids, similar to spiders, mites and scorpions. They have eight legs and do not have antennae. Because of their blood-sucking nature, ticks are considered as major pests. They feed on the host blood slowly without being noticed for long periods. They generally sit on shrubs and tall grasses, waiting for the host and when any person or animal brushes by, they quickly climb on. The greatest dangers that ticks cause is the spread of some deadly diseases like Lyme’s Disease. More than 15 species of ticks are known to READ MORE »

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 »

Page 30 of 33« First...1020...2829303132...Last »

Now hiring experienced, licensed, pest control technicians! To apply, please call 847-255-8888.