A Guide To Common Pest Identification In McKinney, TX
It's impossible to protect your property from a pest infestation when you don't understand what drives different pests to invade. That's why, in conjunction with our services, we've put together this pest library so that you can take the first step to become pest-free. After all, we're here to help!
Ants are common household invaders and social insects living in structured colonies, divided into three groups or castes: fertile males, queens, and workers. Worker ants travel across our yards and into our homes while foraging for food.
Cockroaches are one of the most common and significant pest species and often find their way into our homes and businesses, where they are both a nuisance and a danger.
Crickets are unique-looking insects related to grasshoppers and katydids. They are identified by their long, powerful hind legs that allow them to move away from danger quickly and for their long antennae.
Fleas & Ticks
Fleas are tiny, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded mammals. Ticks are biting pests that feed on the blood of their host from the outside of their body. Their sole source of food is blood, and ticks have adapted to feed for long periods.
Mosquitoes are a type of fly-like insect; they are well-known pests that feed on the blood of people and animals. Mosquitoes have narrow bodies, a pair of wings, and long, thin legs.
The term “occasional invaders” is a name that describes a group of pests that live mostly outside but move into our homes from time to time. Their motivation for moving inside is usually the weather.
With more than 40 percent of mammals being rodents, they are a common pest and live in a variety of environments worldwide. Whether you live in the city, on a farm, or in a house in the suburbs, rodents can become a problem for you.
Spiders and insects are arthropods, which means they have a protective skeleton outside of their bodies. However, spiders are not insects; they are arachnids – related to mites, ticks, and scorpions.
Stinging insects are predatory, feeding on and helping to control populations of nuisance insects. They also are responsible for pollination.
Termites are wood eaters and can be very destructive to our properties. Despite worker termites only being about the size of a grain of rice, when they work together, they can cause billions of dollars in damages across the country every year.
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