Crawling Insects

No one wants crawling insects in their home. We understand the importance of maintaining a pest-free, comfortable and safe environment for your entire family. Whether you are dealing with ants or a full-blown termite infestation, we can help. We have the team and the tools to eliminate your pest problem and help you prevent any future pest infestations.

Our trained and professional staff can quickly diagnose the crawling insect that is bugging you and implement a pest management solution customized to your home and your budget.

Arachnids

These include spiders, ticks and scorpions. Arachnids have eight legs (barring accidents) but they do not have antennae. Scorpions can be identified by their tail and pincers, technically called “grasping pedipalps,” whereas spiders lack these features. Spiders lay eggs, while scorpions generally give birth to live young.

Fleas and lice

These are an example of convergent evolution, where two relatively unrelated species develop similar techniques for survival. Fleas are closely related to flies (they are wingless flies), whereas lice have their own subsection of Insecta. Both live on animals (and sometimes humans), but fleas require the host to have a set place to sleep (as part of the life cycle occurs in the bedding), whereas lice stay on the host.

Millipedes and centipedes

These are both members of Myriapoda (literally, many legs — scientists aren’t always very imaginative), and they are more closely related to crabs than they are insects. You can identify them by their many legs — the minimum they will have is 10, and the maximum is around 750. Centipedes have one pair of legs per segment; millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment.

Foreign Grain Beetles.

Foreign grain beetles are mainly encountered indoors in the fall, especially when cold weather approaches and rainfall increases. Foreign grain beetles are also known to enter new homes during construction to feed on the mold, thus the nickname, “new house bugs.” Once indoors, foreign grain beetles do not bite or cause any structural damage but they may spread pathogenic organisms, such as Salmonella.

Earwigs

As frightening as they appear, earwigs are not a threat to people or pets and do not cause damage to homes. Normally, earwigs are a rarely seen outdoor nuisance pest, but occasionally, they may be encountered indoors, especially during dry and hot weather. But if earwigs are bugging you, call us.

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