|CARPENTER ANTS AND TERMITES: Many people
easily confused the termite and carpenter ant. Although both are
considered wood destroying insects, only the termite actually "eats
the wood. Carpenter ants sometimes nest in wood and kick out sawdust
to make clean smooth galleries in the wood.
|POWERPOST BEETLE: Also a wood destroyer.
Larva are usually found in beams of older homes.
|COCKROACH: There are many different types of
roaches. Roaches are humanly transported and are found just about
anywhere and everywhere there are people
INDIAN MEAL MOTH: Larvae from
egg laying moths can be found in flour products, dried fruit,
flowers, pet food and birdseed. Moths are usually found on ceilings
near the pantry area.
RODENTS: Mice usually invade
homes during the fall and winter. They can be difficult to keep out
of your home as they can fit through the hole a size of a nickel.
BOXELDER BEETLES: These beetles
usually congregate on the outside of your home on the sunny side.
They come from the Boxelder tree.
|STINGING INSECTS (Bees/Wasps): There are many
different species of stinging insects. Some build visible nests,
some nest in cracks and crevices around your home, and some nest in
the ground. Some nest in the eaves and attic of your home.
CLUSTER FLIES (House Flies): Big
flies that can be found congregating around windows. They over
winter in your attic area.
CLUSTER FLIES: Big flies that
can be found congregating around windows. They over winter in your
BED BUGS: Adult bed bugs are
about 1/4 inch long and reddish brown, with oval, flattened bodies.
Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are smaller and
somewhat lighter in color. Bed bugs do not fly, but can move quickly
over floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces. Female bed bugs lay
their eggs in secluded areas, depositing up to five a day and 500
during a lifetime. Individual eggs are tiny, whitish, and about the
size of a dust spec. Bed bugs are very resilient. Nymphs can survive
months without feeding and the adults for more than a year.
Infestations therefore are unlikely to diminish by leaving premises
unoccupied. They prefer feeding on humans, but will also bite other
warm-blooded animals, including pets. Bed bugs are active mainly at
night. During the daytime, they prefer to hide close to where people
sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to fit into tiny crevices
- especially those associated with mattresses, box springs, bed
frames, and headboards.
|SMALL FLIES (Fruit Flies, Drain Flies,
Fungus Gnats, Midges, Phorid Flies): These flies are so
small that they are impossible for the average person to identify
with the naked eye. Samples should be accumulated for inspection by
your pest management professional with a microscope. Positive
identification is necessary as control methods will differ. Pest
Management of small flies begins with an inspection to identify
potential breeding areas which must be eliminated for control to be
Squirrels and Bats: Squirrels
and bats commonly nest in houses and cause extensive disruption in
your home and can also cause disease. We offer humane exclusion of
these nuisance home invaders . Once we rid your home of the problem,
we seal up any openings so that the infestation is unlikely to
reoccur. We guarantee it!!! Chimney Caps are a good idea. They keep
out birds, squirrels and raccoons, protect from water damage and
protect your home from sparks emitted from your chimney.