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.
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 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..
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.