Common Pest Problems

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Carpenter Bees: These bees are not easily controlled. These are solitary bees that will “drill” through wood to create chambers in which they can lay their eggs.

Cockroaches: Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances.

Earwigs: Homeowners often find them in areas where there is water – kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Fleas depend on a blood meal from a host to survive, so most fleas are introduced into the home via pets or other mammal hosts.

Fire Ants: One common sign of fire ant activity is the worker and swarmer ants. Other signs can be their sandy earthen mounds, which are usually more visible after recent rainfall, or the complaints of customers who are being stung by ants.

Spiders: Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as sub-floor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. They hide in dark areas.

Wasps: Some wasps are aggressive species and can sting when threatened. Unlike honey bees, wasps often are capable of stinging multiple times.