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Brown Patch Fungus

Heavy thatch, high humidity, lush growth and heavy moisture are ideal conditions for brown patch. Large, irregular circular areas up to several feet in diameter of a brownish gray color indicate brown patch.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Red Imported Fire Ant

(Length: 1/8″ – 1/4″) Usually a reddish brown color, fire ants live in colonies of up to 200,000 individuals. Their mounds can be two feet high and three feet across with as many as 50 colonies per acre.