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Insect Library


Centipedes are attracted to lightly damp shelter, meaning, they’ll live under leaves, mulch, rocks, and wood. In small numbers, these insect-eaters make great neighbors. In large numbers, they present a slight health risk, as they can bite and administer a light poison. Both the common outdoor centipede, and the so-called “house centipede” can multiply quickly; be sure to clean up potential hovels for these pests.

Ants can nest anywhere, and enter through the smallest cracks. Once one ant finds a food source, more are sure to follow thanks to their ability to track each other by scent. They’re very mobile pests; to control them effectively, the whole property must be treated. An ant colony can build and repopulate a new nest very quickly.

Fleas are annoyingly fast to reproduce and can carry blood-born diseases. All it takes to cause a flea problem is one guest or customer with a pair of unwanted stowaways on their clothes. Fleas can nest, feed, and breed either indoors or out, living off of organic debris and preferring to attach themselves to people and animals. This means a severe nuisance, especially for businesses. A flea problem is a guaranteed way to lose business. Meanwhile, for homes, your poor pets will suffer the brunt of the assault. A combination of human- and pet-safe treatments will kill these pests and prevent their eggs from spawning.
 Silver Fish

The silver fish is so-named because that’s what it looks like; a half-inch long silver fish with legs. They move very quickly, and they eat mainly starch and mold. They prefer warm, damp areas, but can be found foraging anywhere. The silver fish diet allows them to damage wallpaper, books and other paper products, some insulation, and they can get into kitchen stock, and leave yellowish stains, especially on light fabric. A dehumidifier, fans, ventilation, and structural repairs will complement our pest control services in preventing a repeat invasion of this pest.

Ticks are a painful and dangerous nuisance, especially for customers with animals, or anyone who lives or operates a business near Mother Nature. There are many varieties of ticks, but they all have one thing in common – they’re dangerous, blood-sucking parasites. Many of them can carry blood-borne diseases. Even without carrying a disease, some tick species are able to shut down a victim’s nervous system or immune system using toxins in their saliva.

Ah, the cockroach: Quite possibly the number one disease-carrying, all-consuming, mass-spawning, nocturnal colony critters that nobody ever wants to see on their property. The old saying is true. If you have cockroaches, you have a lot more cockroaches than you’re seeing. Colonies can live under linoleum, inside any part of a structure, inside stored items, and more. This pest can range from the tiny, to sizes relatively gargantuan for urban insects. It goes without saying that this is not an easy pest to eliminate, requiring thorough treatment and attention to detail.
 Mealy Bugs

The mealy bug is more of a problem for your plants, than for you. This pest is still very bad news for nurseries and people with gardens and houseplants, of course! Mealy bugs can devastate your plants, and can be very persistent – that is, until we arrive.
 Bed Bugs

Don’t let the bed bugs bite, ever again. Bed bugs attack humans while they sleep, biting through the flesh and consuming blood. They’re not known to spread disease, however, some humans are allergic to their saliva which can result in serious reactions. Although there are few known health risks from bed bug bites, the fact is that they do bite human flesh. Call us when it’s time to bite back.

The moth is a bigger problem than most people assume. Annoying you and your guests, eating your upholstery and your clothes, the moth may not be a health risk, but they’re still pests. The destruction they can cause begins at birth, with severe damage to even leather, fur, and other organic-based cloth, particularly any items stored in upper floors of a building.

There are as many different reasons to deal with a spider infestation, as there are breeds of spiders. From the lethally poisonous spiders, to the simply get out of my house you creepy and crawly monster variety, it’s tough to know which kind of pest your spiders are. There are a few breeds of spider that are beneficial to homeowners, stalking and destroying insects – but we don’t mind removing your eight-legged pests and taking over their jobs. If you’ve hit a point where you know you have more than just the typical number spiders on your property, we’ll take care of it.
 Pill Bugs

The heavily-armored pill bug invader will seek out trash and organic debris. The good news about this pest is that they aren’t a health risk and they don’t breed especially rampantly. The bad news about pill bugs is that they’re unsightly, and they can smell awful both when alive and when killed.

Once bees nest on your property, guests will hesitate to visit your business or home. Allergens to bee venom can be fatal. What’s worse, simply spraying to eliminate the pests doesn’t guarantee the honeycomb or hive won’t be repopulated later. Bees protect their queens with total loyalty, meaning that an incomplete job will grant only brief relief of your bee problem.

Like bees, wasps present a serious problem, especially for businesses. Even if your customers and guests aren’t allergic, they can still be afraid of these pests – many business owners call us reporting that at the first sight of a wasp nest, potential customers get back in their cars and never come back. Wasps tend to create multiple nests, and are experts at hiding their nests within your structures, even inside of walls. All it takes is a single crack in your facade for your building to become a flying stinger factory.

Rats are a serious nuisance. They’ll eat anything they can, and they’ll destroy anything they can’t eat. Rats spread disease, and their capacity for property destruction is frankly amazing. Trapping, baiting and poisoning these pests is only the beginning; regular maintenance and a strategy for preventing access and nesting is the only way to guarantee long term protection against rat problems.

Mice are quick to breed, fast on their feet, and able to burrow into boxes and squeeze into the tiniest cracks. Mice are famous for eating through anything that stands between them and food, and for being just clever enough to hide the damage while their litters grow and multiply. In worse cases, they can contaminate food storage while going unnoticed.

Cricket infestations range from the annoying, to the insanely annoying. They can also contaminate food, but that’s highly uncommon. The cricket’s main crime is that infernal noise, which keeps you awake at night in your home, and commands the complete attention of your customers. Many species of crickets are very difficult to find, and that sound is a complex form of communication which they use in an effort to stay ahead of danger.
 Sow Bugs

Although mostly harmless, this scavenging creature can invade your property in large numbers after a rain storm, seeking debris to feed and breed in. They’re attracted to wood and mulch. They eat other bugs, and are generally beneficial to your garden, but if they’ve invaded your home, there are steps we can help you take to show this unwanted pest the exit.

Flies are among the pests that range from the annoying, to the dangerous. A few flies bite, but their real crime is the fact that they occasionally breed in food supplies. Without thorough and professional pest control services, restaurants fight a constant battle to make sure their customers get the first bite of every meal being prepared in the kitchen. Naturally, they also breed in garbage, meaning no business can prevent offering some temptation to a budding fly infestation.
 Subterranean Termites

A subterranean termite infestation begins when warm temperatures and heavy rainfall trigger an established colony to send out a swarm of winged termites. Swarms consist of winged reproductive males and females. Subterranean termite colonies are usually active for three to five years before winged reproductives appear. Winged, reproductive termites are frequently mistaken for flying ants, but are smaller than ants and have straight, rather than bent, antennae. Termite swarmers have four wings that are all the same size.

Termites live in colonies underground, from which they build tunnels in search of food; able to reach food above the ground level by building mud tubes. The most effective form of treatment is a Soil Application with TERMIDOR.