The enemies we fight
Damp wood termites
Damp wood termites like to live and feed in very moist wood. Because they need lots of moisture, Damp wood Termites usually live in damp, dying wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet. Damp wood termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood. To avoid Damp wood termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.
Drywood Termites eat
wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants and usually found in dry wood as they do not require moisture or contact with the soil. they can build nests and dig tunnels in buildings. These tunnels cause major damage because the wooden support beams can become weak and
make the building lean or fall down. To Prevent your Home from Drywood Termite,
make sure firewood and scrap wood is stored away from your house.
Formosan termite colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductive. They are the largest and most destructive kind of termite. Formosan Termites eat wood and fabric made from plants. When they eat dead trees, these termites help the environment and make space for new plant life. Formosans live in huge underground colonies, and build mud nests inside the walls of a building. They can also live in boats and buildings. To avoid Formosan termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.
need contact with the soil to survive. They live in underground colonies or in
wet areas above ground. They build tunnels to reach food and every spring,
groups of reproductive termites fly off to start new colonies. Subterranean
termites are the most destructive kind of termite. They can eat a lot of wood
and they can cause a lot of expensive damage to a house! They can destroy
building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes,
sub-flooring, insulation ? even swimming pool liners and filtration systems!
German cockroaches are widespread and can be found in homes, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes or apartments. Within these areas, the cockroaches prefer sites close to moisture and food, making them common pests in kitchens, bathrooms and food-storage areas. Of the cockroaches which infest structures, the German cockroach is probably found more frequently than other species. this cockroach is 12 to 17 mm (1/2 to 5/8 inch) long, tan to light brown, and has two dark brown stripes on the body!
The American cockroach is one of the largest cockroaches in the Northeast. It is about 40 mm (1.5 inches) long with a reddish-brown body. The center portion of the pronotal
shield is light brown, while the outer edges are yellow. Even though both sexes are winged, their flight is more of a gliding movement from point to point than active flight and The female American cockroach will not retain the egg capsule for more than a day after its
formation, instead dropping the capsule in some suitable site Under some conditions
it may be glued to a surface
Brown Banded Cockroach
The brownbanded cockroach requires less moisture than other cockroaches. It is more prevalent in homes, apartments, hotels and hospital rooms than in restaurants or stores. Evidence of this cockroach may be found behind pictures, in furniture, the underside of chairs and tables, upper kitchen cabinets or the upper shelves of closets and pantries. The brownbanded cockroach often infests electrical appliances such as radios, televisions, telephones and computers.
Bed bugs belong to the family Cimicidae and class insecta. They are flat, oval and wingless. These are reddish-brown bugs that are usually less then 7mm long, have moderately long, slender antennae, thin legs and vestigial wings in the form of stubs. Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, bed bugs can live over 300 days.
They usually remain in the basement or ground floor. They also live in fields, farms, woodpiles and buildings. Their nests are
usually lined with shredded paper or cloth. These rats are known for the damage
they cause by chewing on materials, urinating on food and eating stored foods as well as wires, which can cause fires to start.
They also carry disease and ectoparasites and attack both animals and humans.
Roof Rats are excellent climbers and get their name because they usually live high off the ground, like on the roof of a building. They have very poor vision and are color blind, but they have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste. Rats have four to six litters a year and each litter has 6 to 12 babies in it. These rats are only pregnant for about 21 to 23 days and they can start reproducing when they are three months old. Roof Rats prefer eating fruits, berries, vegetables, cereal, pet food, nuts, grain, slugs, snails and rotten food.
The House Mouse makes
its own nest but lives in groups, sharing escape holes and common areas for
eating, urinating, and defecating. It takes turns grooming its fellows,
especially on the head and back, where it is difficult for the animal to groom
itself. If the population grows too dense, many females, particularly
adolescents, become infertile. A highly migratory existence and rapid rate of
reproduction enable the House Mouse to thrive; it takes advantage of situations
not readily available to other species!
The deer mouse rarely invades homes, and is found in rural areas. The deer mouse makes its home outdoors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. On the rare occasions the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics. The deer mouse transmits the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice while causing damage, health issues and general problems
Ants are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Some colonies consist of millions of ants. There are three types of ants in each species, the queen, the sterile female workers, and males. The male ants only serve one purpose, to mate with future queen ants and do not live very long. The queen grows to adulthood, mates, and then spends the rest of her life laying eggs.
Only the female mosquito bites. They require standing or slow moving water in which to develop, and breed in fish ponds, unattended swimming pools, and rain puddles. Treatment and Control: Mosquito control begins with an accurate and thorough inspection of the target area and surrounding areas. Dewey Integrated Pest Management (DIMP) 5-step program will significantly reduce mosquito population from around the structure.
The female fly will lay about 500 eggs. The larvae emerge about 30 hours after the eggs have been laid and feed near the surface
of the fermenting material. The larvae feed for five to six days then crawl to drier areas of the food source or even out of the food source to pupate. The larva transforms into the pupa in the last larval skin, or puparium, which bears a conspicuous pair of filaments on the anterior end.