Termites feed on wood and paper products such as books etc..., 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 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.
Some people call the Bed Bug a "vampire" because it feeds off of warm blooded animals including humans. 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.
The bite of a Yellow Jacket can be dangerous especially to people who are allergic to their venom. 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 and windows.
Bald Face 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 Paper Wasp's color varies from a dark brown color to an almost orange color with yellow highlights on it's belly and can cause swelling from a sting. 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.
Cicada Killer Wasp
The Cicada Killer Wasp can grow up to almost two inches long and it's colors resemble the yellow jacket in some ways. These wasps are mostly present during the late summer and can cause havoc for homeowners who want to enjoy the outdoors either barbecuing or playing games.
Fruit Flies breed in many different places such as 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 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.