What Are The Different Types Of Ants?
Ghost Ants are hard to see because they are tiny and pale. The front half is dark, the back half and legs are light. Ghost ants usually nest outdoors, but they build colonies behind baseboards, in wall voids, in cabinets of buildings where they find food, feeding on dead insects, sweets, and other food.
Carpenter Ants come in many varieties with different sizes and colors - tan, red, black. Carpenter ants hollow out dead, moist wood in trees, firewood, and fence posts to build nests but they don't eat wood. Inside, they build colonies in wall void, foam insulation, eaves, and crawl spaces. They feed on insects and insects and sweets. Can be seen foraging during night summer months.
Pharoah Ants are yellow with a reddish abdomen. They typically build nests in wood, wall voids, baseboards, etc. Colonies are quite large, with many queens. Pharoah ants a most active during evening hours where they can be seen foraging in large numbers to any available food source. Commonly found feeding on a variety of foods including fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and will also capture and kill small insects.
Whitefooted Ants are dark in body color and at the end of there legs are pale in color. They can be found nesting in heavy vegetation lying at ground level or in soil at the base of trees. Colony size is very large, containing several million. Whitefooted ants are normally found feeding on sweets.
What Are The Different Types Of Roaches?
American Cockroaches are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. American cockroaches generally live in moist areas, but can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They prefer warm temperatures around 84 degrees Fahrenheit and do not tolerate cold temperatures. In residential areas, these cockroaches live in basements and sewers, and may move outdoors into yards during warm weather. These cockroaches are common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks and crevices of porches, foundations, and walkways adjacent to buildings. They feed on a wide variety of plant and animal material. American cockroaches are the largest of the common roaches
Brownbanded Cockroaches are light brown to glossy dark brown. The adult cockroaches have wings and the males are capable of flight. These insects feed on starchy materials and even non-food materials such as nylon stockings. These pests do not require as much moisture as German cockroaches and tend to avoid light. They prefer to hide in warm, elevated areas near the ceiling, behind wall decorations and loose wallpaper, in closets, beneath or inside upholstered furniture, and in electrical appliances such as TV sets, stereos, radios, and toasters. The roaches are commonly transported in furniture, luggage, and other items in houses and soon develop into annoying infestations under warm, humid conditions. Feed on starchy materials and even non-food items like nylon stockings.
German Cockroaches or Croton bug (Blattella germanica) are light brown except for the shield behind the head marked with two dark stripes, which run lengthwise on the body. Young roaches are wingless and nearly black with a single light stripe running down the middle of the back. Egg capsules are light tan. They are the most common roaches found in houses and restaurants. They eat food of all kinds and may hitchhike into the house on egg cartons, soft drink cartons, sacks of potatoes or onions, used furniture, beer cases, etc. They can develop into large populations and live throughout the house, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. During the day, these roaches may be found hiding clustered behind baseboard molding, in cracks around cabinets, closets or pantries, and in and under stoves, refrigerators and dishwashers. When seen during the day in clusters, the population is large.
Oriental Cockroachesare dark reddish brown to black When disturbed, may run rapidly and adults may fly. Unlike other pest cockroaches, oriental cockroaches cannot climb up smooth surfaces (they lack sticky pads on their feet). Oriental cockroaches generally live in moist areas, but can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They prefer cooler temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. These cockroaches are common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks and crevices of porches, foundations, and walkways adjacent to buildings. They feed on a wide variety of plant and animal material.
What Types Of Rodents Can You Exterminate?
Rats are difficult to contraol and are instinctively wary of traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard to reach places. Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.
The House Mouse is normally 5 to 8 inches long (total length) and light brown to dark grey in color. House mice live in cities and towns, as well as away from buildings as a field rodent. under optimum conditions they will breed throughout the year having anywhere from 2 to 13 mice per litter, however five to six young are normal. Mice are generally nocturnal animals, with the peak of activity periods occurring shortly after dusk and again prior to dawn.
What are the different types of Termites?
Formosan Subterranean Termites are the most aggressive and the most destructive termite species in Hawaii. This termite can cause major structural damage to a home in around six months. There colony size is commonly in the millions, foraging over distances in excess of 100 meters. Swarming occurs on warm, humid evenings beginning around sundown. Swarmers are attracted to lights, with very large swarms often seen around street lights or the lights of buildings.
Drywood Termites live entirely in dry, sound wood. Unlike subterranean termites, they require no connection with the soil. These termites attack the structural wooden frames, as well as furniture, hardwood floors, and wooden articles of many kinds. Colonies are small in comparison to subterranean colonies, containing only a few thousand individuals. Because of this, infestations are often localized in areas such as door and window frames, a piece of furniture, or even a wood picture frame. Multiple colonies may be present - up to several dozen per structure.
Various Other Pests
What Are Some Of The Other Kinds Of Pest?
Spiders. There are about 40,000 species of spiders. Spiders are found worldwide, except for in the oceans, and they live in all habitats and at most elevations. Spiders have a different body structure than insects. The bodies of spiders divide into two parts (a fused head and thorax and an abdomen), and spiders have eight legs and eight eyes; they lack antennae and wings. All spiders are carnivorous and eat insects. Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. They like to hide in dark areas.
Mosquitoes are distinctive from flies because of their long stinger and scales on the back and veings of their wings. They are found in the tropics to the arctic and are reliant on water as a source.
The Brown Dog Tick is not only a pest of dogs, but, very often, is an unbearable nuisance in the home. Adult ticks can be found in the ears and between the toes of dogs. The female will lay from a few hundred to more than 5,000 eggs in cracks and crevices, carpeting, beneath baseboards, and beneath loose or cracking wall coverings.