Get to Know the Creepy Crawlers
Do you think you’ve found ants, bedbugs, bees, cockroaches, fleas, mosquitoes, rodents, spiders, stinging insects, termites, ticks, or wildlife around your home? Use the information below to verify some of the most common pests we treat.
Although these ants can live inside, they got their name because they make their nests in or under cracks in pavements. They are typically found in the eastern half of the United States, California, and Washington. Pavement ant colonies average 3,000 to 4,000 members and have several queens.
Bedbugs got their name because they are commonly found in beds but can also be found in other places where humans spend a lot of time: hotels, airplanes, and couches.
Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.
A mouse typically enters our homes between October and February, looking for food, water, and shelter from the cold. While these rodents may look cute, mice spread more germs than most people realize. Mice can actually carry as many as 200 human pathogens!
There are about 170 different kinds of mosquitoes in North America alone. These pests are part of the same family as houseflies and fruit flies because they all have two, clear, veined wings.
Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper, undetected. There are about 2,000 known termite species in the world. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage.