Archives: Bugs

03/03/2017

Tawny Crazy Ant

04/11/2014

Bed Bugs

(1/8” – 3/16”) Adult bed bugs are reddish brown, flattened, oval and wingless, with a banded appearance. In the daytime, they tend to stay out of the light, preferring to remain hidden in such places as mattress seams, bed frames, nearby furniture, carpeting, baseboards, or bedroom clutter.

12/31/2012

Subterranean Termite

(Length: 1/8″ – 3/8″) These are social insects living in colonies in the soil. The colony is made up of workers, soldiers and reproductives. Subterranean termite colonies feed on wood or other cellulose material such as paper, cardboard and fiberboard.

12/31/2012

American Cockroach

(Length: 1 3/8″ – 2 1/8″) One of the groups commonly referred to as “Palmetto Bugs”, the American Cockroach is the largest of the roaches infesting homes. It has reddish brown wings and is a good flyer.

12/30/2012

Subterranean Termite Swarmer

(Length: 1/2″) These dark brown to black winged insects are the male and female reproductives. They emerge from the colony in a dark cloud at least once per year. Their short flight drops them to the ground where they then seek the proper conditions for the king and queen to start a small brood chamber in the soil.

12/29/2012

Formosan Subterranean Termite

(Length: About 1/2″) Like subterranean termites, Formosan termites feed on cellulose material (i.e. wood), but they are more aggressive and attack wood at a much faster rate.

12/29/2012

German Cockroach

(Length: 1/2″ – 5/8″) This roach, with two dark vertical stripes behind the head, is found throughout the world, thriving wherever man lives, eating the same foods, sharing the same habitats. It is commonly found in restaurants, kitchens and stores where food, moisture and harborage are abundant.

12/28/2012

Dollarweed

Also known as Pennywort, the leaves on dollarweed are round in shape and approximately 1″ in diameter.

12/28/2012

Drywood Termite

(Length: Up to 1/2″) This termite species does not live in the ground, but lives inside wood. They are most likely to be found in humid, coastal areas. Their colonies are much smaller than subterranean termites, and infestations found in wood are usually confined to a small area.

12/28/2012

Australian Cockroach

(Length: 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″) This is a large reddish brown to dark brown roach with yellow bars on the front edge of its forewing.

12/27/2012

Blanket Crabgrass

This is a highly invasive, mat-forming grassy weed that can rapidly creep across your lawn. It is typically found in lawns that receive frequent amounts of supplemental irrigation or excessive rainfall.

12/27/2012

Drywood Swarmer

(Length: about 3/16″) These brown flying insects, identified by 3 darker veins on the front edge of their wings, swarm in late Spring and early Summer.