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ANTS

FLIES

RODENTS

SPIDERS

BED BUGS

FLEAS

TERMITES

COCKROACHES

ANTS

Ant Life Cycle

The ant life cycle has four distinct and very different life stages: egg, larvae, pupae, and adult. This is known as complete metamorphosis. It generally takes from several weeks to several months to complete the life cycle depending upon the ant species and environmental factors.

Behavior, Diet & Habitat

Ants are readily adaptable and can nest in a great variety of places, making professional pest control for ant removal vital to eradicate the problem. Colonies are massive and may contain hundreds of queens. Nests are usually located in moist soil, next to or under buildings, along sidewalks or beneath boards. These ants travel in trails. Ants are omnivorous, meaning that they can eat almost anything, but they prefer sweet foods.

BED BUGS

Appearance

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long, or roughly the size of an apple seed. They become swollen and reddish after a blood meal.

Behavior, Diet & Habits, And Bed Bug Removal Services

Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep.

Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates, and picture frames. They are often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases. Bed bugs can easily hitch a ride from a hotel to your home and rapidly multiply from there. At the first sign of bed bugs, be sure to call your pest control company to bring out a bed bug exterminator. 

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FLEAS

Appearance

Adults are small, wingless, about 2.5 mm long. Their bodies are shiny and reddish brown in color. They are covered with microscopic hair and are compressed to allow for easy movement through animal fur.

Behavior, Diet & Habits, And Home Flea Removal

Adults are parasites that draw blood from a host. Larvae feed on organic debris, particularly the feces of adult fleas, which contain undigested blood. Fleas commonly prefer to feed on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice and other domesticated or wild animals. Fleas do not have wings, although they are capable of jumping long distances. If a flea-infested dog, squirrel, or rodent enters your home, they can leave fleas all over the fouse, making pest control services necessary to fix the problem.

FLIES

Appearance

Usually gray, less than 4 to 7.5 mm long with four black stripes on the thorax.

Behavior, Diet & Habits

They prefer corners, edges or thin objects to rest on. Indoors, they rest on floors, walls, and ceilings during the day. Outdoors, they will rest on plants, the ground, fence wires, garbage cans, etc. Night resting places are usually near sources of food and 5 to 15 feet off the ground. They eat a wide variety of food, including human food, animal food, and carcasses, garbage and excrement. A fly infestation requires more than just a flyswatter and quick reflexes to get rid of. Get in touch with us today for fly and pest control services.

SPIDERS

Appearance

Eight legs, two body regions, no wings or antennae.

Behavior, Diet & Habits, And Spider Extermination

Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. They hide in dark areas and often come out at night. While some spiders are just scary or annoying and pose no real threat, others can cause itching, swelling, and other more serious issues if they bite you. For spider extermination, call your Los Angeles pest control company ASAP.

RODENTS

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. They are excellent climbers that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Roof rats are highly adaptable. They prefer to live in high places but may live in a variety of environments. They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers. As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics, and roofs. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary.

Disease Information

It is not advisable to handle any wild rodent. They are equipped with large teeth and are capable of transmitting a variety of bacteria, viruses, and diseases through their saliva, feces, and urine.

If you locate a rodent within your home, it is best to contact a pest management professional for rodent removal and identification. The presence of one rodent within a home could signal an infestation, as they often hide from humans and a sighting is rare.

Keep all children and pets away from the rodent. If cornered, the rodent will bite to defend itself. At the first sign of a mouse, squirrel, rat, or another rodent, call Death Row Pest Management.

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COCKROACHES

Appearance

Cockroaches can measure over 50 mm (2 in) length, with tropical species tending to be larger than those found in other climates. Cockroaches have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. However, most winged cockroaches are not particularly adept at flying.

Cockroach Removal And Facts

Cockroaches belong to Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta and Order Blattaria. Some species invade human dwellings and are considered pests, feeding on crumbs, food, and other goodies that may be left out. Though, some roaches are beneficial to the environment as important recyclers of decaying organic material. The pest cockroaches can be carriers of various diseases because they are commonly found near waste deposits or in the kitchen, where food is present. Restaurants may also experience cockroach infestations.

Cockroaches emit unpleasant odors and may also produce sound. The Madagascar hissing cockroach is the most famous of these vocal cockroaches, although more common species may produce quieter clicking or chirping noises. Cockroaches are often fast and love to hide under kitchen appliances or in other dark places. At the first sign of a cockroach infestation, contact your trusted pest removal company.

TERMITES

Appearance

Swarmers are dark-brown to black in color, about ¼ to ½ inch long with two pairs of wings that are very close to being equal in length. Workers have no wings, about ¼ inch or less in length and cream colored.

Termites Control And Facts

Some colonies have more than one egg-laying female, so termite nests can grow quickly and contain hundreds and sometimes thousands of members. Since the pests can often infest homes for years undetected, responding to early warning signs is key to preventing serious damage. Death Row Pest Management is your pest control company in Los Angeles you can count on. We can do tented fumigations or localized treatments to get rid of the problem, as well as repair wood damage caused by termites. Call us today for termite control services.

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