Pest LibraryCommon house pest invaders

Learn how to identify common pests; understand their biology, diet, and habits; and find out what you can do to control them.
Ants Ant control can be difficult, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behavior can lead to big headaches for you and your home.
Bed Bugs Bed bugs can be brought in from the outside at any time, so we can’t guarantee that your homewill never have bed bugs again. No credible provider can make that promise. We can guarantee that our customized bed bug heat elimination services will kill the exisiting bed bugs.
Beetles Sometimes people mistake cockroaches for beetles. If the beetle is an adult, it can usually be identified by looking at the wings.
Cat & Dog Fleas Adults are parasites that draw blood from a host. Larvae feed on organic debris, particularly the feces of adult fleas, which contain undigested blood. Fleas commonly prefer to feed on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice and other domesticated or wild animals. Fleas do not have wings, although they are capable of jumping long distances.
Cockroaches Cockroaches can measure over 50 mm (2 in) length, with tropical species tending to be larger than those found in other climates. Cockroaches have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. However, most winged cockroaches are not particularly adept at flying.
Flies More than 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. coli and Shigella. These pathogens can cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid fever, cholera, bacillary dysentery and hepatitis. Sanitation is critical to controlling these pests, but accurate identification is essential for successful fly control. 
Moths Moths typically have two pairs of wings covered in scales. They have a coiled proboscis and large compound eyes. Moths vary dramatically in appearance and size depending on the species. Some are massive and others tiny. Certain species of moths are brilliant with metallic colors while other are drab in browns or grey. Most indoor infesting moths are smaller than 2 cm wingspan and often are shades of grey or brown to reddish brown.
Rodents Rodents’ biology and habits can make them challenging to control, and they present a serious menace to your home. If you’re in need of rodent control services, here’s what you should know about these pests:
  • Access
    They invade your home seeking food, water and warmth.
  • Contamination
    Each mouse can contaminate up to 10 times more food than it eats.
Social Wasps

This wasp species is about an inch long, red all over its body with dark, purplish-black colored wings. The red wasp is found throughout the central and eastern portions of the U.S. It is a social wasp whose nest will likely contain more than 800 individuals.

Termites Termites are broadly divided into three major termite groups: subterranean, drywood and dampwood. If you are trying to classify a specific termite colony into a group, you need to look at the soldiers and the alates, the winged, unmated reproductive caste, because worker termites across groups tend to look the same. Also important is the appearance of the damage wood they consume.