Other Pests

Birds:

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Earwigs:

They are thin insects around 5-25mm long. They are most known for their “forceps” (pincers) at the end of the tail. These insects are usually seen within grassy or wooded locations but they can also be found indoors. If earwigs feel threatened, they can shoot out a foul yellow liquid as a defense.

Ticks:

Ticks are typically 3-5mm long. With their ability to feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and humans, they can transmit infections and many types of diseases.

Booklice (Psocids):

They range from 0.04-0.4 inches in length. They are tiny pale insects, and they neither bite nor harm humans. However, they damage books and other paper products.

Carpet beetles:

These small beetles with the size of about 4-5mm are domestic pests capable of damaging carpets, furniture, and clothing.

Indianmeal Moth:

These are nocturnal and very resilient pests capable of surviving in a variety of environments. They do all their damage during their larval stage.

Flies:

They are usually black in color and can multiply very rapidly. They live on a liquid diet because of their mouth configuration. They defecate a lot and are capable of spreading a lot of diseases.

Cockroaches:

They have relatively small heads, flattened body and mostly reddish-brown or dark in color. They are capable of living up to a month without food but can hardly survive a week without water. They spread germs and bacteria quickly with their ability to run three miles in an hour.

Wasps:

They have a slender smooth body and legs containing relatively few hairs, with their narrow waist attached to their abdomen. They are capable of stinging continuously with their stinger and their sting which contains venom can be fatal in a small group of people. They feed on almost all insect pests.

Fleas:

They are flightless insects that live as external parasites on mammals and birds, feeding on their blood. A female flea is capable of laying up to 50 eggs per day. They have an incredible ability to jump up to 150 times their body size, giving them the ability to switch from one host to the other effortlessly.

Hornets:

They are large wasps, some of which can attain 5cm body size. They feed themselves usually with nectar and sugar-rich plant foods. They are generally non-aggressive as they only sting when someone comes close to their nest. Their venom is however deadly because they release the most venom per sting of all insects.

Bees:

Reputed for their role in pollination, bees are social flying insects that live in colonies. Their large eyes cover much of their head’s surface. They have incredible ability to flap their wings 230 times per second and they can cover up to 20 miles per hour. They hardly sting unless when provoked.

Ants:

Ants are identified by their elbowed antennae and node-like waist structure. They are very strong with the ability to carry what is 50 times their body weight. Ants bites can be excruciatingly painful and they are the longest living insects with some capable of living up to 30 years.

Firebrats:

They are a small hexapod similar to the silverfish. Firebrats prefer higher temperatures and need humidity, and can be found in bakeries and close to boilers or furnaces. Even though firebrats are not considered a dangerous pest that will hurt humans, they are still a nuisance to have around your property.

Silverfish (Bristletails):

They are wingless insects that are gray to brown in color. Their bodies are flat, broad at the front and gradually gets thin towards the rear. Their antennas are long and slender.

Daddy Longlegs (Cellar Spider):

These spiders are both long bodied and short bodied cellar spiders, and their names where chosen for a reason, you can find cellar spiders in damp and dark locations such as cellars, attics, and basements. These spiders can also be known for as “daddy long legs” because they have very long skinny legs.

Black Widow:

They are usually the size of a half-dollar, including their legs. The classic marking is a red hourglass shape but the marks can be orange, tan or white. Also, the markings could be dots or spots. The webs look messy and tangled.

Springtail:

Are often referred to as “snow fleas”, but they are not fleas at all. They have a special protein that acts like anti-freeze and can survive in cold winter temperatures. They don’t have wings, instead they get around by jumping thru a unique catapult system in their bodies.

Pillbugs and Sowbugs:

Sowbugs and pillbugs range in size between 1/4 to 1/2 inch long and are dark to gray. They have seven pairs of legs and two pairs of antennas. Sowbugs also have two tail-like appendages which exposes out from the rear end of the body. Pillbugs can roll up into a tight ball when disturbed, which is why they are oftentimes called “roly-polies”.

Boxelder Bug:

Boxelder bugs are black in color with reddish or orange markings on their back. Their body is shaped flattened, and they are about 1/2 an inch long. They have six legs and two antennas.

If you don’t see your pest on this list, we can help you with any type of pest problem you may have.

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