Types Of Insect Pests

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Termites feed on wood and paper products.

With an average colony reaching about 300,000 in size. Termites lose their wings when mating and often times these scattered wings can be a good indication that termites are present in your home or business. If not caught in time termites can cause serious damage to structures.


Yellow Jacket

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The bite of a yellow jacket can be dangerous

The yellow jacket is unique in the sense that they can bite multiple times because they don't lose their stinger after they have bitten someone. Yellow jacket nests can be found in buildings, attics, cars, windows and most areas that can accommodate them.


Fruit Fly

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Fruit flies breed in many different places

Some places fruit flies breed include mops, trash containers, empty bottles and in produce like bananas, onions, melons, grapes, strawberries and dirty rags. Once a fruit fly lays it's eggs they only take up to 24 hours to hatch. Fruit flies are known carriers of bacteria and disease..

 


Cockroach

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The German Cockroach is a very common roach that lurks near and in food source areas.

They like garbage cans, kitchens, cups, plates , utensils, sewers and are known carriers of germs and bacteria. Cockroaches produces allergens that can lead to allergies and asthma. Nobody likes cockroaches.

 


Centipede

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The centipede thrives in moist damp areas in and around your home or business.

A centipede can grow up to 2 inches long with over 180 legs. They are actually good for killing other insects but most people still can't stand their slimy presence at home or work. You can find centipedes in basements, bathrooms or any water rich area..


Silverfish

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Silverfish get their name because they look silver

Also known as the "fish moth" this wingless insect is barely seen because it is nocturnal only coming out at night. This insect grows to lengths of one inch long and is said to be over 300 million years old. Their diet consists of glue, paper, starch, cereals and other insects. They like moist areas and have two long antennae.

 


Dog & Deer Ticks

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Deer ticks can be found in thick forests, open and grassy fields.

They transmit bacteria that causes lyme disease which can be fatal to animal pets and humans. A deer tick is about the size of a small seed and males are black while females are reddish in color.

 


Crickets

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Crickets are about one inch long in length and are related to grasshoppers.

The famous loud noise a cricket can make is contributed to it's raising of it's leg and rubbing against it's other leg. The higher the temperature the louder noise that they make. They will live in warm areas in your home beneath rugs or in clothing.

 


Carpenter Ants

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The carpenter ant is black in color and larger than most other types of ants.

Colonies of carpenter ants can grow to almost 20,000 strong and can cause major structural damage to the frame of a house or building if not eliminated. The carpenter ant is also considered a wood destroying insect that prefers moist decaying wood.

 


Bald Faced Hornet

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These black and white multiple stinging "wasps" also have the ability to cause major illness from their bites.

The bald faced hornet usually build their nests in shrubs, trees, under roof sills and patio decks. Their nests can grow to the size of a soccer ball and is gray in color. You would be smart in steering clear of this insect.

 


House Fly

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The house fly feeds on dead animals, rodents fecal matter and is a very common insect.

House flies are known carriers of pathogens such as anthrax, tuberculoses and other poisons. Gray in color the house fly can grow from a hatchling to an adult in less than seven days. They are called the annoying insect.

 


Sawtooth Grain Beetle

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These beetles infest dry food products in your home.

They have the ability to chew through plastic and once settled they can multiply rapidly leaving behind contaminated food that you are not aware of. Only about one tenth of an inch long this flat shaped menace can get into or through almost anything.

 


Millipede

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Millipedes also like moist areas such as basements under moist carpets

They feed on organic elements like decaying matter or rotting vegetables. Millipedes are slippery and can be a very ugly and creepy experience.

 


Earwig

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Also known as the "pincher bug".

The earwig likes dark damp areas and can be found under carpeting, newspapers, magazines and pipes. They will slither their way into small cracks and crevices as well.

 


Fleas

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Fleas are wingless insects that suck on blood in order to reproduce

Fleas exist while living on hosts such as cats, dogs, rodents, deer and humans. Fleas have been known to spread tape worm in cats and dogs as well.

 


Carpenter Bee

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These strong jawed bees can chew out a half inch in diameter hole in solid wood.

They dig tunnels in wood so they can create nests in them where they lay their eggs. These yellow and black bees related to the Carpenter Ant, bore galleries deep into the wood and can cause serious damage.

 


Bed Bugs

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Some people call the bed bug a "vampire" because it feeds off of warm blooded animals

Bed bugs have a flat oval shaped body where their color is determined by what they fed on last. Bed bugs thrive in or near mattresses, beds, bed frames, beneath floor coverings and really almost anywhere that they can obtain access to blood.

 


Wasps

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The paper wasp's color varies from a dark brown color to an almost orange color.

This insect also does not lose it's stinger when they bite and have been known to bite the same person numerous times within less than a minute.

 


Bottle Fly

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Bottle flies commonly infect human food supplies and are called scavengers.

They also like to deposit their eggs on fecal matter, meat, fish and dead animals. This fly is much like the house fly and causes dysentery leading to diarrhea.

 


Carpet Beetle

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Carpet beetles eat almost anything and can be very destructive if not dealt with in a timely fashion

They eat organic fibers and products in and around your home or business. The carpet beetle has been known to spread diseases like anthrax. There are black carpet beetles and furniture carpet beetles.

 


Pill Bug

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Pill bugs get their name because they roll up and look like little pills when they are scared.

You can find pill bugs in moist areas under wood logs, stones and thick organic matter. Sometimes called the sow bug or wood louse this soft bellied insect has seven pairs of legs and pointy angled antennae.

 


Stink Bug

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These slow moving bugs seem harmless enough but can eat plants and kill them.

The stink bug gets it's name because when they are scared or feel threatened they give off a foul smell that you won't forget. There body shape allows them to get into your home through door frames, roof shingles and any very thin openings in your home or business.

 


Box Elder Bug

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The Box Elder Bug mostly enjoys feasting on the seeds of the female Box Elder Tree.

These bugs are primarily a nuisance bug and seem to really annoy people who come in contact with them. On rare occasions they have been known to bite humans as well. They grow to about a half inch long and have three red lines just behind the head.

 


Indian Meal Moth

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Also known as the North American Flyer.

This moth can grow to about one inch long and can lay up to 300 eggs on your food. You might know that this moth is present by discovering the webbing, cast skins and fecal matter it leaves behind.

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