Identifying Pests

House Cricket

House crickets enter homes seeking moisture. Once in the homes they can damage fabrics such as wool, cotton, silk and synthetics.

 

 

Leaf Bug

Leaf bugs come in many shapes and sizes and is one of the masters of camouflage. This particular one looks like leaves in the surrounding area.

 

 

Green Bottle Fly

Green bottle flies are almost twice the size of the house fly and are commonly seen during the summer months.

 

 

Cluster Fly

Cluster flies enter buildings in late summer and early fall to find a place to hibernate such as attics, wall voids, door and window casings and other protected areas.

 

Subterranean Termites

Termites feed 24 hours a day 7 days a week all year long.

Each year termites cause 5 billion dollars in property damage. 

The average mature colony for termites can consist of 60,000 to 1 million workers.

 

Raccoons

Raccoons can be found in both urban and suburban environments and are highly adaptable. They live in trees, chimneys, attics, garages, sheds, porches, and sewers etc. Often they have more than one den. Raccoons range in size, from 12 - 36 pounds and their body is 26 -38 inches long, including a 10-inch tail.

 

Opossum

Opossum

Opossums range in size from 4-14 pounds. The body is 15 - 20 inches long. Often they shelter under buildings,brush heaps, hollow logs, trees, attics sheds, garages etc. They make homes in many different places, thus they are not territorial. Opossums raid gardens, chicken coops, garbage cans, bird feeders and pet food if left out doors.

 

Argentine Ant

Argentine Ants nest indoors near sources of moisture such as pipes, sinks, potted plants, etc.

 

 

Bed Bugs Behind Headboard

Bed bugs can often be found harboring behind headboards, this is especially true in hotels but can be found in this area in residential homes.

Bed Bugs                              Bed bug          

 

 

Carpenter Bees

Resemble bumble bees, however the top surface of the abdomen is larger, bare and shiny.

 

 

Nocturnal Orb Weaving Spiders

Spider