INFORMATION

Pest Library

Everything you want and need to know about pests.

 

Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are perhaps our most difficult pest to eliminate. They have shown an increasing resistance to many pesticides and have an elusive and transient nature. They are natural hitchhikers and relocate themselves easily. If they have one weakness, it is heat, when exposed to temperatures over 115 degrees they will quickly perish, including eggs.

Facts About Bed Bugs:

  • Bedbugs can live up to 500 days without a blood meal.

  • A female bedbug can lay up to 5 eggs a day and up to 500 during her lifetime.

  • Bedbugs can survive very cold temperatures and do quite well in cold climates such as ours.

  • They don’t just live in beds; they are a crack and crevice pest living in all types of furniture, behind wall paper, baseboards, picture frames, wall cavities, etc.

  • Bedbug bites are usually found in rows and are sometimes mistaken for allergic rashes.

  • They are a human parasite and we are on the menu.

  • But not to worry, they have one natural enemy. Cockroaches eat them.

Possible Treatments Include:

  • A thorough and professional steam cleaning.

  • Contact chemical applications in cracks and crevices.

  • Residual dusting in wall cavities, carpet edges etc.

  • Thermal remediation. This can be the entire structure, individual rooms, or small areas with lots of clutter and possessions (closets).

Our approach is a combination of low-vapor steaming, chemicals, and a residual dusting. This combination of green technologies and residual pesticides provides immediate results with long-term benefits.

 

Cockroaches

A persistent pest that poses serious health risks to your family or business.

Interesting Facts:

  • There are more than 4000 species of cockroaches. Only 30 are considered pests. Others, in some parts of the world, are considered appetizers.

  • Modern roaches have been around 200 million years and lived during the Jurassic period with the dinosaurs, but their ancestors date back much further – 350 million years.

  • Cockroaches like to be touched. They are thigmotropic.

  • Cockroaches can eat just about anything, including glue, grease and hair, but they prefer sweets. They also can go very long periods without any food at all.

  • Cockroaches have white blood.

  • The modern cockroach can live several weeks without its head. It’s just not that important.

 

Bees

Interesting Facts:

  • There are many types of bees. To name a few: wasps, bumble bees, carpenter bees, honey bees, ground bees, yellow jackets, etc. 

  • Bees have 5 eyes.

  • All female bees are called worker bees, except the queen.

  • Bees fly abour 20 mph.

  • Male bees in the hive are called drones.

  • To produce a kilogram of honey, bees fly the equivalence of three times around the world in air miles.

 

Ants

Interesting Facts:

  • There are more than 12,000 species of ants around the world. 

  • The bullet ant is said to have the most painful sting in the world!

  • Ants are the longest living insects.

  • The ant is one of the world's strongest creatures in relation to its size. They can lift 10-50 times their body weight.

  • Ants have specific jobs.

 

Flies

Interesting Facts:

  • House flies live on a liquid diet.

  • They can taste with their feet.

  • Flies are able to see behind them.

  • The lifespan of a house fly isn't that long.

 

Spiders

Interesting Facts:

  • There are more than 45,000 species of spiders around the world. 

  • All spiders produce silk.

  • Spiders are nearsighted.

  • Females can lay up to 3,000 eggs at one time.

  • Jumping spiders can jump up to 50x their own length.

 

Stink Bugs

Interesting Facts:

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Don't Bite.

  • Stink Bugs Have Very Few Natural Predators.

  • Stink Bugs Are Most Prominent in Your Home During Fall.

  • Stink Bugs Are Fairly New to North America.

  • Stink bugs actually like the smell of their stink.

 

Gnats

Interesting Facts:

  • Color: They are gray to black in color.

  • They like sweet smelling fruits.

  • Potentially Dangerous: Not to people, but possibly to household plants and seedlings.

  • Size: About 2.5 millimeters long.

 

Moles

Interesting Facts:

  • Moles have a good sense of smell, but they don't see very well.

  • Moles have curved front paws and claws that dig like shovels.

  • Moles can dig up to 18 feet in one hour.

  • These little animals paralyze worms and insects with poison in their saliva.

  • Moles don't hibernate.

 

Fleas

Interesting Facts:

  • During a flea infestation, treating your pet isn't enough. 

  • Once adult fleas emerge from their puparia, they have approximately 7 days to find a blood meal or they will die.

  • Fleas can lift objects 150 times heavier than their own body weight.

  • They can also jump very high.

  • Fleas can jump around 30 thousand times in a row!

 

Box Elder Beetles

Interesting Facts:

  • They hibernate inside of walls in the winter.

  • They can invade houses or other man-made buildings.

  • They feed mostly on maple or boxelder trees.

  • Box Elder bugs are bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back.

  • Adult Box Elder bugs may grow to about 1/2 inch in length.

 

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