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Other Pests
Everything you ever wanted to know about pests!
Controlling any pests begins with accurate identification. These pests can all present problems for you or your home. For more information, always contact your pest control operator.

  • Fleas
  • Bed Bugs
  • Crickets
  • Spiders
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
Other Pests
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Latin Name: Order Siphonaptera
Appearance: Small, wingless, about 1/12- to 1/6-inch long. Covered in spines with piercing mouthparts.
Habit: A parasite that attaches to a host.
Diet: Larvae feed on organic debris, particularly the feces of adult fleas, which contain undigested blood.
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Latin Name: Cimex lectularius
Appearance: Flat, reddish-brown, oval insects about 3/16-inch long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal.
Habit: Cracks and crevices including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and pictCrickets
Latin Name: Order Orthoptera: Family Gryllidae
Appearance: Adults about 3/4-inch long with three dark bands on the head and thin antennae. Body is yellowish-brown.
Habit: Active at night. Attracted to lights.
Diet: Omnivorous; eat almost anything available.
Reproduction: Closely related to Spiders
Latin Name: Class Arachnida
Appearance: Eight legs, no wings or antennae.
Habit: Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. Hide in dark areaMosquitoes
Latin Name: Order Diptera
Appearance: Distinctive from flies because of their long "stinger" and scales on the back and veins of their wings.
Habit: Found from the tropics to the arctic. Reliant on a water source.
Diet: Adult female is the only stage that feeds on blood.
Reproduction: LarTicks
Latin Name: Ixodida (describes most common ticks)
Appearance: Ticks vary in color by species. Adult ticks are smaller than a sunflower seed (1/8- to 5/8-inch long if engorged with blood), while nymphal (or immature) ticks are less than 1/16-inch. Common problem ticks include the American dog t