Outdoor nesting sites include stumps, hollow logs, telephone poles, fence posts, or similar pieces of wood that is moist or partially decayed. Indoor nesting sites may be found in hollow doors, substructure of porches, window sills, behind baseboards, roofs, shingles, fireplaces, or other natural hollow areas.
Winged reproductive forms swarm primarily in the Spring. They may also do so at other times of the year. In a mature colony, 200 to 400 winged individuals are produced each year. At least 2000 to 3000 more workers and battle intruders that explore and forage for food may be present. Foraging ants will travel 100 yards or more from the nest for food which may consist of honeydew, sweets and meats found in kitchens, syrup, honey, sugar, jelly, grease and fat.
Carpenter Ants damage structures, contaminate food, and are unsightly and unwanted inside and outside of buildings or homes. Their nesting activities can weaken building structures and cause serious damage.
Flies of many kinds have affected man and his welfare for many years. Some flies suck blood, others are scavengers, many transit disease organisms, some live at the expense of other insects and some aid in the pollination of plants.
The common house fly is 1/4 inch long, dull gray with four stripes on its thorax and the fourth wing vein sharply angled. It prefers animal waste, human excrement, garbage, ground contamination , and other decaying organic matter as its host material. House flies have mouthparts which enable them to ingest only liquid materials. Solid foods materials are liquefied by regurgitated saliva. The common house fly is most abundant later summer and early fall.
Bottle flies are common in populated areas near slaughterhouses, meat-processing plants and garbage cans in urban areas. Single garbage cans have been known to produce more than 30,000 flies in one week. Adults are usually large flies with a metallic blue, bronze or green color. They are common in homes and other buildings in cool weather if suitable breeding materials are present. They are attracted to dead animals, meat and decaying vegetable matter.
Phorid Flies are also known as humpbacked flies superficially resemble fruit flies. They prefer decaying vegetation and animal matter. They are most abundant in warmer months and can be found breeding wherever moisture exists. These areas can include plumbing and drains in bathroom and kitchen areas, garbage containers, crawl space areas and basements. Adults can be found flying in most areas of the house and can be active even through the winter months.
Fruit Flies, also called pomace flies, are about 1/8 inch long, yellowish brown with red eyes. They hover around ripe or decaying fruits, empty bottles or cans, drains and garbage disposals, and around areas of moisture including cleaning rags and mops. They prefer garbage, decaying fruits, and vegetables as their host materials. Fruit flies are of concern both as nuisance pests and contaminators of food. Eggs are laid near the surface of fermenting materials, such as dirty garbage containers, rotten vegetables, fruit or slime in drains. The adult female lays 500 eggs which mature in 9 to 12 days. A very large number of them can appear in a short time time. Fruit flies are most abundant in late summer and early fall.
The Bed bug are universal pests of man and animals, as well as bats, birds and various other animals. The sole food of bed bugs is the blood of warm-blooded animals. Common names of these pests include “mahogany flat”, “chinch” and “red coat”.
The adult bed bug is 1/5 inches long and 1/8 wide. Its reddish-brown mahogany colored body is oval-shaped and flattened. Its body becomes considerably larger, longer and less flattened after feeding. Although the bed bug is covered by tiny hairs, they are almost invisible to the naked eye and its general body appearance is shinny. They have piercing-sucking mouthparts which allow them to pierce the skin and suck blood from their hosts.
Bed bug egg are elongated and usually attach to a surface when laid. The eggs are not found on the hosts body, but found on surfaces nearby to where the hosts sleeps or nests. The female bed bug lay about two eggs per day until she has laid approximately two-hundred eggs.
Bed bugs are very hardy insects. Adults and nymphs can survive prolonged periods of adverse temperatures conditions or without food or water. Adults can survive over winter in a unheated building and live for a year or longer without feeding.
Humans are preferred hosts for the common bed bug. They will also feed on animals such as poultry, mice, rats, canaries, dogs, and cats when necessary. Normally, the bed bugs will feed at night. They will also feed during daylight hours in such places as rest rooms, theaters, offices.
Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices during normal daylight hours. They easily enter these areas because of their extremely flat bodies. Hiding areas include folds and tufts of mattresses, coils of springs, upholstery chairs and sofas, cracks and hollow posts of bedsteads. They are not restricted to these areas. In heavy infestation, they can be found behind loose wallpaper, behind pictures on the wall, under door and window casings, behinds baseboards, in light fixtures and medicine cabinets. They can also be found under carpeting, in folds of draperies, behind electrical switch plates, in unused ovens or broilers, and in motor compartments of electric refrigerators. Bed bugs give off a distinct odor from glands on their thorax. Their bites cause welts and irritation to people. Fecal spots and bloody spots left on sheets and pillowcases when bed bugs are engorged and crushed are a true sign of infestation.
Bed Bug Preparation Procedures
It is usually desirable to apply treatment for bed bugs early in the day . Residues need several hours to dry or dusts will have time to settle before the room can be used for sleeping or occupancy. It is particularly important to dry and cover mattresses completely before they are re-used, as a safety consideration. Hennebry Pest will complete prep work at an additional cost ahead of any treatment administered. The following steps are crucial in the management and treatment of bed bugs.
Bed sheets, mattress covers, and pillow cases must be removed and washed in hot water.
Mattress must be removed from bed frame and box spring.
Night stands, dressers and closets must be empty prior to treatment.
All personal items must be removed from treatment areas.
Head boards must be removed if secured to wall.
Light switch and receptacle covers must be removed.
When box springs are infected, it is recommended they be discarded and replaced with new. If not replaced, mattress must be placed in a bed bag which we can provide.
No pets or persons should be present during treatments. A minimum of four (4) hours must be allowed before re-entry into treated areas.
Do not transfer any contents from an infested room to an untreated area.
It is recommended that all adjacent rooms be treated in conjunction with the infested room. This will provide optimum results in controlling bed bugs. This will also allow a “service agreement” to be placed on the treated areas.
We do not remove any items or place them back in their respective space.
All wall hangings must be removed from walls and left in room for treatment.
A minimum of THREE (3) follow-up treatments is required 7 to 10 days apart due to the nature of this pest.
Millipedes normally live outdoors in damp places such as in mulch around outdoor plantings, and under decaying leaves. They feed on damp and decaying vegetable matter as well as new roots and green leaves. They also live in piles of leaf litter in wooded areas. In dry weather they will migrate out of litter piles as the leaves dry. They then can enter buildings or home in large numbers.
Millipedes or ” thousand leggers” as they are commonly known, are brownish, oval and elongate animals with two pairs of legs attached to most segments. They are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long and coil up when resting. They feed and reproduce in decaying organic matter. For complete treatment a thorough outdoor treatment is necessary along with removing plant mulch and leaves around the foundation of a building or home.
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