A pest can be controlled or removed only when you are acquainted with its species and habits. If there’s a pest in your home or office that you couldn’t identify, just have a look at our Pest Library. It will surely help you in identifying that pest and executing an effective pest control solution.
Our Pest Library makes you vigilant about different types of pests that are most commonly found in residential and commercial settings.
Cockroaches – They can reach up to 1.2 inches in length and are of reddish brown color. They can run at the speed of 3 MPH with the help of their long legs. There are around 30 species of cockroaches found worldwide. They can feed on anything and prefer to live in dark and damp areas. In residential complexes, they are often seen in kitchens, bathrooms, basements etc.
Types of Cockroaches
- German Cockroach
- Madagascar Cockroach
- Oriental Cockroach
- American Cockroach
- Brown-Banded Cockroach
- Smoky Brown Cockroach
Rat and Mice
Rat and mice are the most common rodents that you can encounter in commercial and residential areas. They have tiny black or brown colored bodies with long tails. Rat and mice create a great nuisance during an infestation. They require small holes or cracks to gain access to your premises. They can chomp on the electrical and plumbing fixtures leading to immense destruction and property damage. They are always in search of food and water and form their colonies where they find sufficient food and water sources.
Bed bugs are wingless, oval shaped, ¼ inch and rusty brown color insect. These little beasts feed on human blood and their body swells after feeding. They are more active during the night. The host doesn’t realize that the bed bug is feeding on them. Red marks with irritation or itchiness can be experienced once the bug has feed.
There are mainly three kinds of ants: Pharaoh, Pavement and Carpenter.
- Pharaoh ants can reach 2 mm in length. They are of reddish or golden yellowish color. They are fond of moist areas and found in the kitchens, splash boards etc.
- Pavement ants have stiff hair and are about 1.6 to 1.8 inches in size. They are generally found under the stones, slabs, floors and insulation.
- Carpenter ants are the largest ants of all species and can reach up to 1/8 to ½ inches. They can be black, red or brown. They are active during the night and form tunnels into the wood.
Hornets are social but the most dangerous and aggressive insect of the wasp family. There are around 20 hornet species found worldwide. They are of 2.2 inches in size. They nest in trees, houses, sheds or other structures particularly in summers. Generally, there nests are of 14 to 24 inches in diameter depending upon the members of the colony. They can attack and pump their venom that can even lead to death. Swelling, redness and irritation are common aftermaths of hornet stings.
Bees and Wasps
Bees and wasps create great nuisance particularly in summers when they reproduce. They are robust-bodied ranging between 1.3 cm to 2.5 cm in size. However, some wasp species can even reach up to 1.9 to 3.5 cm in size. They are social insects and prefer to live in colonies. They sting anyone tries to invade or disturb them. Being stung by a bee or wasp can be extremely painful. They feed on pests and other insects. It is advised to undertake the bee/wasp extermination task during the night when they are less active.
Spiders have eight legs and are the most scary insects. There are thousands of spider species found around the world. Some species contain poison that can even lead to death. They can be black, brown, yellowish or brown. They prefer dark and moist areas such as gardens, kitchens etc. They feed on pests and insects.
Types of Spiders:
- Black Widow Spiders
- Common Household Spiders
- Jumping Spiders
- Wolf Spiders
There are around 2000 flea species found worldwide. They are tiny wingless pests that feed on animals including cats and dogs. They can easily transport from one animal to another. They carry a lot of bacterial diseases causing allergic reactions in humans and animals. Consult flea management services immediately to protect your pets from being host of these bloodsuckers.
There are different types of flies such as Fruit flies, Cluster flies and Bottle flies.
- Yellow brown or dark brown colored fruit flies are of 1/8 inch in size. They are most likely found in bins, fruits and vegetables.
- Cluster flies create annoyance in residential settings. These 3/8 inch flies are more active on warm days.
- Bottle flies are metallic blue green in color and of ¼ to ½ inch in size. They feed on rotting bodies of pests and rodents.