Rat

Rats: The fact about rats is that they are everywhere and not easy to control, unless you are a professional. Specifications for rats can vary. The length of an average rat is from 6-18 inches that's including their tail. Roof rats tend to be charcoal gray in color as compared to your sewer rat which is a brownish tan. Their diet consists of eating almost everything, its not much of a diet. They consume ½ to 2oz of liquid a day. These are nocturnal creatures they eat and drink under the cover of darkness. They are loud and gnaw at anything they can, rats have been known to cause electrical fires in homes by exposed electrical wires in attics. Rats are the cause of much damage and carriers of parasites and diseases.

Mice

Mice: Because house mice are so small, they can gain entry into homes and other buildings much more easily than rats. As a result, house mouse infestations are probably 10 to 20 times more common than rat infestations. Effective control involves sanitation, exclusion, and population reduction. Sanitation and exclusion are preventive measures. When a mouse infestation already exists, some form of population reduction such as trapping or baiting is almost always necessary.

Black Widow

Black Widow: Female is one-half inch long; shiny black, with hourglass-shaped red mark on underside of abdomen. Can be found almost anywhere, indoors or out; prefer to build their nests close to the ground. They eat insects trapped in webs made by females. Contrary to popular belief, female is usually unsuccessful in any attempt to eat the male after mating; 300 to 400 eggs are laid in silken cocoon, hatch in about 10 days. Black widows are not aggressive, and will not bite unless provoked. However, they are poisonous. If bitten, seek medical attention; bites are rarely fatal.

Ants

Argentine ants: Argentine ants are readily adaptable and can nest in a great variety of places. Colonies are massive and may contain hundreds of queens. Nests are usually located in moist soil, next to or under buildings, along sidewalks or beneath boards. These ants travel in trails.

Bees

Bees: The most common stinging bee in California is the honey bee. It was introduced into this country from Europe in the 17th century. Its stinger, which resembles a hypodermic needle with barbs, is used to inject a mixture of alkali venom and acid into the skin. The alkali venom contains several kinds of proteins and enzymes which are believed to cause allergic reactions of varying degrees in humans. We provide bee control services such as bee extermination and bee hive removal. Leaving the Honey comb will result in future and immediate problems.

Black Widow

German Cockroach: This is the most common species of cockroach in the United States. It is about 1/2" to 5/8" long as an adult. Nymphs and adults of both sexes have two dark stripes behind the head. It prefers to live in kitchens and bathrooms of homes and apartments, restaurants, supermarkets, and hospitals. The Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, is identical to the German cockroach in appearance and lives outdoors in lawns and leaf litter.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach: It is about 1" long as an adult. It is shiny black and has no distinctive markings. The male has wings that cover only about 3/4 of the abdomen; the female has only wing pads or lobes. This cockroach is not commonly found in Florida. It is usually found in damp basements, sewers, and crawl spaces beneath houses.

American Cockroach

American Cockroach: This cockroach is about 1 1/2" long as an adult. It is reddish-brown with light markings behind the head. The cerci at the tip of the abdomen are long and thin. It is commonly found in sewers and basements.

Brown Cockroach

Brown Cockroach: This cockroach is almost identical to the American cockroach in appearance and is about 1 1/4" long as an adult. It is reddish-brown. The cerci at the tip of the abdomen are stubby; whereas the American cockroach has long, thin cerci. The brown cockroach is found outdoors. It readily enters houses and is often called a palmetto bug.

Fleas

Fleas: Adult fleas are flattened from side to side, dark colored, wingless and have strongly developed legs. Their hind pair of legs are especially adapted for jumping. They have sucking mouthparts used to siphon out the blood of animals. Larvae are worm-like, legless and tan. They feed on organic debris, dried blood and excrement from adult fleas. Fleas usually bite humans where clothing fits tightly against the body. Adult fleas can live for several weeks without a blood meal. When found indoors, they are usually associated with pet dogs or cats. Fleas can transmit several diseases including bubonic plague and tularemia. They are also the carriers of a tapeworm which, in the adult stage, is found in dogs and men. These links will help you get ready.



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