Tsetse flies are large, biting flies, an obligate parasite, which lives by feeding on the blood of vertebrate animals. Tsetse is multivoltine and long-lived, typically producing about four broods per year, A bite by the tsetse fly is often painful and can develop into a red sore, also called a chancre. Fever, severe headaches, irritability, […]
Carpenter bees are non- social insects. They do not eat wood but cause damage to structures by drilling circular holes to create tunnels inside wood. The most common signs of a carpenter bee infestation are the round, smooth holes that carpenter bees bore into wood.
1.Earwigs are easily recognized by their long, smooth bodies and pair of appendages at the tip of their abdomen called “cerci”. 2.They are nuisance pests that typically are found in basements and other cool, damp areas. 3.As nocturnal insects, they normally congregate in areas that are dark and humid during the day. 4.Typical indoor hiding […]
Biting midges are small, barely-visible, blood-sucking flies can be a nuisance to those who spend time outdoors. They will readily bite humans, the bites are irritating, painful, and can cause long-lasting painful lesions for some people. They breed in salt and fresh water habitats. Biting midges are a known transmitter of Mansonella ozzaqrdi, a human […]
Pharaoh ants are a social group of pests that live in our area and regularly get into homes and businesses. They do not require large openings or spaces to squeeze their way. They nest in warm, humid areas near food and water sources. Nests are usually located in inaccessible areas such as wall voids, behind […]
Nearly 500 Anopheles species are recognized, only 30-40 transmit malaria in nature. Female Anopheles mosquito is a vector for Malarial parasite. Male mosquitoes do not bite. The adult females are generally short-lived, with only a small proportion living long enough to transmit malaria. Anopheles mosquitoes can be distinguished from other mosquitoes by the palps, which […]
Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) can transfer germs from a dirty surface onto a clean one. They may carry bacteria include salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. These three germs each cause food poisoning. Fruit flies often come in through cracks in walls or pre-laid eggs inside of a piece of fruit from the grocery store. Fruit […]
Silverfish is a small, primitive, wingless insect. Adult silverfish have a body length of about 12-19 mm that can infest a home. Very hard to spot because they prefer to live in dark, moist places where damp is common. They can cause property damage by chewing holes in clothing, upholstery and paper goods. Silverfish are […]
Moisture is one of the main reasons that attract all kinds of pests including termites into your home. Termites take a very short time to spread.
Fleas are small flightless insects that live as external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by ingesting the blood of their hosts and grows to about 3mm and they lack wings. Dogs and Cat fleas are brownish-black to black in color, but once they have taken in blood, they become reddish-black. Adult fleas of […]