Pest identification is one of the most important and educated steps to make when considering pest control. This useful pest library covers some of the common varieties of pests and insects that JoonBug is an expert at dealing with. In our pest library, you can learn about the common types of pests that damage properties and disturb lives. The comprehensive list mentioned below will help you determine what pests and insects are pestering you and how JoonBug can help with treatments to correct or prevent an infestation.
Ants are common insects with more than 10,000 known ant species around the world. They are social insects and live in large colonies or groups which may be located underground, in ground level mounds, in trees, or other such places. Notably, ants are a dominant group of insects that are closely related to wasps and bees. These are found everywhere on earth except Polar Regions.
Normally, these are from 3-5mm in length. Ants are considered one of the most annoying and resilient pests. They are a nuisance when they enter your house or business property. Though they do not cause too much harm when they forage for food and water, they possibly contaminate your food, potentially posing a risk to the health and wellbeing of you and your family.
Spiders have very unique bodies which is why they are easy to identify. Their colors vary between species. Usually, they are 3 mm to 35 mm long depending upon their species type. All spiders are eight-legged, segmented, and skinny in appearance. Spiders cause physical as well as psychological harm to humans if they infest their home. They make nasty looking webs and typically live in hidden areas. Although most species do not cause any physical harm, if disturbed, they can be dangerous as well. Many spiders bite and cause tissue damage. So, it is wise to consult a well-trained pest professional to eliminate an infestation. Most importantly, spiders do not feed on human food but other insects. So if they infest your house it could indicate an underlying pest problem.
Termites, also known as ‘silent destroyers’, cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage to residential and commercial properties every year. The winged insects, about 3/8 inches long, with brownish-grey wings and brownish-black bodies, survive on the dead, decaying plant, and cellulose in the form of wood, soil, and leaves, etc. Termites date back more than 120 million years to the time when dinosaurs used to exist. With almost 2000 species of termites found in the world, these are among the most successful groups of insects on Earth, colonizing most lands except Antarctica.
Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day. They can chew wood, flooring and even wallpapers undetected. Interestingly, the total weight of all the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world. These are the main types of termites: Formosan and Subterranean termites, Drywood termites, and Dampwood termites. Termites can cause extensive damage to property and can cause a great deal of loss. They can live in your home for an extended period of time before you even realize that they are there. Termite infestation can cause havoc to your commercial as well as residential properties, and you need a pest professional to ensure you receive proper treatments and protection.
These tiny pests are members of the fly family, big enough to be seen with naked eyes. Mosquitoes have a single pair of wings, thin legs, and a prominent head. Adult sizes range from 3 to 9 mm. Bodies of mosquitoes are covered by fine scales and they are usually black grey or dark brown in color. Over 3500 types of species are found worldwide. Usually, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources. It is important to note that only female mosquitoes feed on human blood. Male mosquitoes, on the other hand, feed on plant nectars. They reproduce in water quickly. Their bite causes itching and rashes. Mosquitoes are considered one of the most dreadful pests because of their role in carrying and spreading dangerous diseases and infections. They have caused millions of deaths in the past by spreading lethal diseases like malaria and dengue in the world. Thus, active pest control is important to prevent the rapid reproduction of mosquitoes.
Rodents are warm-blooded animals with oversized front teeth. They pose a serious threat to your home, health, and property. Rodents carry 35 different harmful diseases that can be spread to humans through a bite, contamination of food or water, contact with fecal contaminated areas, or breathing near rodent urine or droppings. Most rodents are usually small in size. They possess robust bodies, short limbs, and long tails. They use their sharp teeth for gnawing, burrowing, and defending themselves. Rodents can damage buildings, contaminate food, and most importantly, transmit serious diseases to human beings. The rodent family as a whole includes over 2000 species of mice, rats, voles, beavers, etc. They reproduce quickly. So, if an infestation begins, rodent control management can be a tough battle. To prevent property damages and health risks, rodent control services should be considered to manage the situation and attain protection against future infestation.
Flies are the most common nuisance pests with over 125000 species in the world. Flies have a mobile head, a pair of wings, two large compound eyes, and mouthparts designed for sucking. They are usually grey in color, with less than ¼ inches in size. They contaminate food and are capable of transmitting more than 100 pathogens including typhoid, salmonella, and tuberculosis. Flies have a short lifespan but they reproduce quickly. Even a single fly can reproduce as many as a million off-spring within 6-8 weeks. This shows how frustrating, handling their infestation can be. Flies typically hatch outside and then make their way inside homes and properties through structural weak spots, torn screens, and open windows or doors. Fly infestations can grow rapidly. This can cause a great deal of frustration and potential health concerns for you and your family
Cockroaches are black or reddish-brown, from 1 to 5 cm long. They are easily distinguished because of their whip-like antennas, flat oval bodies, and rapid walk. They have six long spiny legs and wings, and some species can even fly short distances. The bodies of cockroaches are perfectly designed for hiding in small cracks and crevices. They can pose serious health risks if allowed to continue infesting a home or business. When they forage for food, they contaminate the food items, utensils, and other things they come in contact with, causing food poisoning in humans. They often carry harmful germs and also excrete feces in and around their nesting areas. Their feces contain allergens that trigger asthmatic symptoms like coughing and sneezing, chest congestion, sore throat, etc. This proves how harmful an infestation can be for human health and well-being. An infestation can negatively affect the immune system and aggravate existing asthmatic problems in patients. Healthy individuals can even develop the condition. Controlling an infestation is a difficult task, so it is always recommended to consult a professional pest control company.