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What Is The Difference Between German And Oriental Cockroaches?

Oriental and German cockroaches are commonly found indoors and outdoors when temperatures are warmer. Both types of cockroaches are common in Southern California during every month because of the mild climate. Although both types of roaches have an equal effect of frightening home occupants, there are some differences. Differences Of Oriental And German Cockroaches If you were to look under a magnifying glass, the abdominal lines and shell surface of each type of roach would look different. The main difference between the two is their shell color. Oriental cockroaches are often shiny and dark reddish-brown to black. German roaches are a dark to reddish-brown color and are not usually as shiny. While German cockroaches are typically shorter than an inch in length, Oriental roaches may be longer. German cockroaches are especially problematic because they are one of the fastest-breeding types of roaches. Dangers Of Cockroaches All types of cockroaches feed on...
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How Not To Do Pest Control

A young man in Maine recently set his family's house on fire while trying to exterminate ants with lit matches. The fire started when he accidentally ignited combustible materials. The house and all of the family’s possessions were lost. The man was fortunate to escape with only second-degree burns and smoke inhalation. None of his family members were at home, but three loving pets perished in the flames. Do-it-yourself pest control is rarely safe, effective or cost-efficient. Here are some good reasons to consult the experts: Pest Control Requires Knowledge, Training, & Experience There are more than 1,000 species of ants in the U.S. Are you good at identifying them? Do you know what makes your home attractive to roaches, mosquitoes or rodents? Our technicians have extensive knowledge of pests’ preferred habitats, life cycles, and breeding habits. You can count on them to correctly identify your problem and offer the most...
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Why Are Bedbugs So Difficult To Control On Your Own?

What Is A Bedbug? Bedbugs are tiny round pests that are light to dark brown in color. They may be almost translucent. When you look closely at them, you can see lines that spread horizontally across their bodies. These lines are part of an exoskeleton. Bedbugs may appear slightly elongated depending on when they last ate or their life stage. Younger bedbugs may be as tiny as a grain of sand, and larger bedbugs are over 4 millimeters in length. Bedbug eggs are clear and look like tiny grains of rice. They may be found in nearly any undisturbed place. Bedbugs may be seen crawling on mattresses or furniture. You may not actually see them unless you look carefully. They are fast and elusive. Most bedbugs wait until you are asleep to bite. The air that you exhale when you sleep and your body warmth are what attract them. These pests...
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Top 3 Ways To Determine If You Have A Termite Problem

Termites cost Americans over $5 billion in damages every year. These pests look similar to ants but are distinguishable by their straight bodies. Ants have distinct and shapelier bodies. When ants have wings, they are not the same size. A winged termite's wings are the same size. Their heads are larger, and they have distinct mandibles for chewing wood. These are three possible signs of a termite infestation. 1. Mud Tubes One of the first signs of a termite infestation is mud tubes along your foundation and exterior walls. Termites build these tubes for several different purposes, and the pattern of the tubes may show the exterminator the stage of an infestation. Exploratory tubes are usually empty by the time of discovery, and they indicate that termites are looking for food. Working tubes are larger and very long for transporting wood. Swarm tubes look like a chaotic freeway intersection and are...
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