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Crawling Insects and Bugs

AMERICAN COCKROACH

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The American cockroach is the largest species of common cockroach. They are mostly found in sewers and basements, particularly around pipes and drains. However, when they are found in homes, they have been known to cause allergic reactions, irritation, lesions, swelling and even minor infection.

SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

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Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time. Over time, they can collapse a building entirely.

DAMPWOOD TERMITES

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Structural infestations of this termites are associated with sources of free water. They prefer damp wood which is in contact with soil, moist wood due to roof leak or sprinkler irrigation. They can extend into dry wood but when the source of moisture is removed they gradually decline and die.

WHITE GRUBS

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The most serious damage occurs in regular three year cycles. The greatest damage to crops occurs the year after the appearance of the adults. Since the adults are attracted to trees to feed, they tend to lay most eggs in the higher portions of sod near wooded areas.Grubs can kill small plants and gnaw cavities in root vegetables.

DRYWOOD TERMITES

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Structural infestations of this termites are associated with sources of free water. They prefer damp wood which is in contact with soil, moist wood due to roof leak or sprinkler irrigation. They can extend into dry wood but when the source of moisture is removed they gradually decline and die.   

BED BUG

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Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live primarily on the blood of humans. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. They can enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches.

FORMOSAN TERMITES

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Because of its population size and foraging range, the presence of Formosan termite colonies poses serious threats to nearby structures. Once established, Formosan subterranean termite has never been eradicated from an area. Formosan subterranean termite is found in almost all major urban areas.

BIG-HEADED ANTS

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Big-headed ants are soil-nesting ants, most commonly found nesting outdoors beneath stones, logs and landscape timbers. These ants also are commonly found inside the soil of potted plants, and many inside infestations may be traced to planters. In addition, big-headed ants may be found nesting beneath slab foundations and entering through cracks in the slab.

Flying Insects

BOTTLE FLY

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CLOTHES MOTH

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Clothes moths are not dangerous but can cause serious damage to your personal belongs such as clothing, carpets and other materials made of natural fibers. Clothes moths prefer damp conditions such sweat on clothing. They can also be found in cracks or crevices near infested materials, carpets and other materials made of natural fibers.

CLUSTER FLY

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Cluster flies particularly a nuisance as they leave stains on walls and curtains. If the flies die within the wall voids, they may attract larder beetles, which will feed on the dead flies and then migrate to other areas of the house. Cluster flies are dark grey with black and silver (non-metallic) checkered abdomens

HOUSE FLY

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House flies are generally attracted to garbage, decaying foods and feces, but are quick to feed on any exposed foods, leading to the spread of diseases. Typically found in urban and rural areas near humans, house flies often feed on any suitable food source and can be a carrier of diseases because of it.

HORNET

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Hornets often build nests on tree branches and hard-to-reach spots of properties as they are within range of food sources such as flowers and garbage. Their nests are made with saliva and wood fibers to create a paper-like material.When hornets feel threatened, they can be very aggressive and deliver intense stings.

Rodents

DEER MOUSE

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Deer mice nest in safe locations close to food. They prefer to eat seeds, but they will also eat insects, slugs, snails, spiders and millipedes. In properties, nests are built in basements, attics, storage areas, wall voids, sill plates, structural corners and other tight spaces which offer shelter.

HOUSE MOUSE

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House mice nest in safe locations close to food, preferring spaces in double walls, above ceilings, underneath floors and closed-in areas around counters. They have a keen sense of touch, smell and hearing, and can run, climb, jump and swim very well. House mice eat almost the same food as humans.

NORWAY RAT

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Rats often live outdoors and then migrate inside when cool weather approaches. They nest in any safe location where food and water are available such as under rubbish, between walls or floors. Outdoors, they will burrow into the ground. Rats are known to be a source of numerous diseases affecting humans.

ROOF RAT

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Similar to the Norway rat, roof rats can transmit a number of diseases to humans. Roof rats can cause Hazardous diseases include murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonella and rat-bite fever. Roof rats are also capable of transmitting diseases to pets.

Do you need help identifying your pest?

Proper Pest Identification will help you:

  • Reduce risk to your health and damage to your property.
  • Save you time and money by ensuring the right steps are being taken.
  • Select the most effective pest management treatment.

What to expect?

After uploading a picture of a pest, our team will identify it for you and provide ideas of how you might take care of your concern.

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