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Centipede - Massey Services
12/13/2012

Centipede

(Length: 1″ – 2″) The color of the centipede varies depending on the species, but most are brown to orange brown with many body segments. Unlike millipedes, centipedes only have one pair of legs per segment.

12/13/2012

Powder Post Beetle

(Length: 1/8″ – 1/4″) Adults are reddish brown to black and very slender. The powder post beetle damages seasoned hardwoods such as flooring, furniture and structural woods. The larva, living in and eating the wood, can take up to four years to develop.

Old House Borer - Massey Services
12/13/2012

Old House Borer

(Length: 1/2″ – 3/4″) This is a member of the group known as “long-horned beetles”. Eggs are laid in crevices of the bark of cut logs. The whitish larva live 3-5 years or more, eating through the wood.

12/13/2012

Carpenter Bee

(Length: 3/4″ – 1″) These large dark bees that resemble bumble bees are often seen hovering around the eaves of a house, wooden fences or the underside of a deck in the late spring. They bore round holes into wood to nest.

Widow Spider
12/13/2012

Widow Spider

(Length: 1 1/2″ long) The Southern Black Widow is glossy black with a red hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen. The female is much larger and more distinctly marked than the male. It makes a strong, sticky irregular web in protected areas where prey is likely to wander in and be trapped.

12/13/2012

Brown Recluse Spider

(Length: 1/4″ – 1/2″) The brown recluse is a brownish spider with a distinctive violin-shaped mark behind its eyes, which has earned it the name “fiddle-backed” spider.

12/13/2012

Smoky-Brown Cockroach

The smoky-brown cockroach is uniform in color, typically brownish black and very shiny. They are good flyers and are attracted to lights at night. Found in warm, dark, moist areas such as tree holes, ivies, mulch, woodpiles and soffits or eaves of attics with moisture problems, they are very mobile.

12/13/2012

Brown Banded Cockroach

(Length: 1/2″- 5/8″) The brown-banded cockroach is easily recognized by alternating light and dark bands across its back. About the same size as the German roach, but not as dependent on moisture, it can be found anywhere in the structure.

12/10/2012

Pharaoh Ant

(Length: 1/12″ – 1/16″) These small red to yellowish ants can be found trailing anywhere within a structure. They can nest in wall voids, cabinets, boxes of food and any other accessible crevices and spaces.

12/10/2012

Black Carpenter Ant

(Length: 1/4″ – 1/2″) Although the same size as Florida carpenter ants, these ants are completely black instead of two-toned. Unlike the Florida species, the black carpenter ant does more damage to sound, undamaged wood.

Argentine Ant
12/07/2012

Argentine Ant

Length: (1/11″ -1/10″). These medium sized ants are uniformly brown and trail in large numbers. They compete aggressively with other ant species for food and nesting sites and can drive most other ant species out of their territory. Their nests have large numbers of individuals and a high percentage of queens.