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Pest Control Blog

Pest Control Blog

Termites

Termites

Termites Diet Termites are generally grouped according to their feeding behavior. Thus, the commonly used general groupings are subterranean, soil-feeding, drywood, dampwood, and grass-eating. Of these, subterraneans and drywoods are primarily responsible for damage...

Strawberry Root weevils

Strawberry Root weevils

Strawberry Root weevils The Strawberry Root Weevil, is one of the many species in the weevil family (Curculionidae). Its name comes from its affinity for strawberry plants, which form a large part of its diet. They are, however, known to feed on other plants as well....

Spiders

Spiders

Spiders Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms. Spiders are found...

Silverfish

Silverfish

Silverfish Its common name derives from the animal's silvery light grey and blue color, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements, while the scientific name indicates the silverfish's diet of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches. Ecology Silverfish...

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches There are about 4,500 species of cockroach, of which 30 species are associated with human habitations and about four species are well known as pests. Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30...

Powderpost beetle

Powderpost beetle

Powderpost beetle Life cycle Powderpost beetle larvae spend months or years inside wood while developing, feeding mainly on the starch content. Their presence is only apparent when they emerge as adults, leaving behind pinhole-sized openings, often called "shot...

Pavement ants or Slab ants

Pavement ants or Slab ants

Pavement ants or Slab ants Description The pavement ant is dark brown to blackish, and 2.5–4 mm long. Like other ants there are the workers, alates, and a queen. Alates, or new queen ants and drones, have wings, and are twice as large as the workers. The drone's only...

Mosquito

Mosquito

Mosquito Adult Adults of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti, a typical member of the subfamily Culicin. The duration from egg to adult varies among species and is strongly influenced by ambient temperature. Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in as little as...