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|Carpenter Ants carpenter ants are polymorphic. They are large (3.5-13mm) but greatly vary in size. The queens are about 13-17mm long. Their color is black, combinations of red and black, or completely red or brown. The antenna is 12-segmented, without a club. Their thorax lacks spines and the profile is evenly rounded on the upper side. Pedicel is 1-segmented. Gaster with anal opening is round, surrounded by circlet of hairs. The stinger is absent. Worker ants are capable of emitting a strong formic acid odor.
|Odorous House Ant
house ants are small ants measuring 2.5 millimetres long. They nest outdoors. The ants construct their nest out of mounds of dirt. The worker ants search far for food. They often enter buildings. Once they have found food, they leave a scent trail for other ants. They feed on a variety of organic material.
The common bed bug is a small wingless insect that feeds on blood. Adults can be up to a quarter of an inch long (about the size of an apple seed), typically dark brown with a flattened body. Bed bugs are nocturnal, coming out at night and staying well hidden during the daylight hours. As they feed, it’s abdomen swells and the bug will take on a reddish or deeper brown color. After hatching, the immature bed bug, called a nymph, will go through a series of 5 molts until it reaches its full adult stage. Nymphs range in size from a pinhead to slightly smaller and lighter than the adult. A bed bug life span is typically 10 months to a year and they can live up to 6 months without feeding. Each adult female can lay approximately 200 to 500 eggs during her lifespan, typically 3-8 per day. They are very hardy insects, and very difficult to kill.Bed bugs are found in all types of locations such as hotels, motels, apartments, beach rentals, park cabins, private homes, homeless shelters, schools, theaters and other public venues. Along with increased travel, the move to insecticides with shorter residual activity and a more targeted approach in insecticide use may have contributed to their resurgence. Bed bugs are excellent ‘hitchhikers’ and spread very easily by hitching a ride on luggage, linens, clothing or any other item transported from one place to another. Because they are such prolific breeders, a few bugs can easily become an infestation in a relatively short period of time. Although they may initially stay close to their food source, such as a bed, as their numbers increase they can be found throughout the dwelling.
Size: about 3/4 – 11/4 inch in length. Color: Black with white markings on their heads and abdomens. These large wasps are often called bald faced hornets, because of their white markings. Yellow Jackets are also a common type of wasp.
|Yellow JacketAdult workers are about 10-16mm long depending on the species. The queens are about 25% longer. Their abdomens are usually banded with yellow and black, several species are white and black. Two northern species are also marked with red. The worker abdominal color pattern is usually distinctive for each species but because it does vary, a series of specimens may be required for identification.
|Subterranean TermiteWorker: 1/8-inch in length. Soldier: Body is similar to that of the worker. Supplementary Reproductive: About 1 inch in length. Primary Reproductive: About 1 inch in length.
|Damp Wood TermiteKing and queen bodies range from 1/2- to 5/8-inch. Nymphs range up to 5/8-inch. Soldiers range up to 3/4-inch in length. Kings and queens are brownish in color. Kings and queens have two pair of wings that are equal in size and shape and extend well beyond the tip of the abdomen.
|Black Widow SpiderBody may be up to 3/4-inch in length with the abdomen reaching 3/8-inch in diameter. The color is typically glossy black but may also be dark brown to light brown. Related widow spiders may be brown.
|House SpiderThe body ranges up to 3/8-inch in length, with a spherical abdomen. Typically brown or tan with various markings. “House” spiders are those web-building spiders common in the corners and garages of most homes and buildings.
|Aggressive House SpiderMeasures up to 3/4-inch in length and has a leg span measuring more than 1-1/2 inches. Color is usually brownish gray with a number of various markings. It is very difficult to distinguish it from its close relatives, the domestic house spider and the giant house spider (which do not have a dangerous bite).
|Agressive House Spider BiteIf a person accidentally traps the spider against his or her skin, the spider bites out of defensive reflex. Unfortunately, the hobo spider’s bite may result in an ulcerating wound similar to that of the brown recluse spider. Allowing the bite to become infected only increases the potential skin damage. Any person receiving any perceived spider bite should consult a physician for treatment.
|Boxelder BugAdult boxelder bugs are 1/2 inch long. They are brown-black in color with three red stripes on the thorax and red veins in the wings. They are some times referred to as beetles but are really “true bugs”. The nymphs are smaller and are bright red.
|FleaAdults are about 1/8 inch long. Their body is laterally flattened and are brownish black to black. They have a reddish back when they are full of blood. They have no wings and hop when they move.
|Cluster FlyMedium-sized flies from 1/4- inch to 3/8-inch in length. They are black in color. They fold their wings flat over their abdomen when at rest.
|House FlyAdults are about 1/8-1/4 inches long, with the female being larger than the male. They are dull gray, with the face having 2 velvety stripes, each silver above and gold below. The thorax has 4 narrow black longitudinal stripes on dorsum. Mature lavra about 1/4-3/8 inches long. They are eyeless, legless and taper from the head back. They are a cream color.
|Indian Meal MothOften mistaken for clothes moths. Adult wing-span about Â¾”. Larva feeds on all kinds of grains and grain-based products. Found in stored product goods
|Webbing Clothes MothAbout 3/8-inch long. Color: Cream colored with a tuft of red hair on the top of the head. The larvae are white. Larvae will be found on fabrics among thin sheets of webbing that they spin to shield themselves. They often leave strands of silk on fabrics they infest.
|German RoachAdults are about 13-16mm long. Their color is light brown to tan except for 2 dark, almost parallel longitudinal stripes/bars/streaks on pronotal shield. The female is usually darker than the male and her abdomen is broader. These types of roaches rarely glide or fly.
|Silverfish Small, elongated, triangular insects, usually between 1/2 and 1 inch in length. Color is typically a shiny gray or silver. They have three characteristic long, thin appendages extending from the rear of the abdomen.
|Carpet BeetleTiny, round beetles with larvae that grow up to 1/4-inch in length; the adults grow to 1/16-inch. While generally tan in color, they are covered by tiny black, brown, and white scales, and have numerous tufs of stiff hairs on the
|Pigeon Pigeons generally have gray bodies, although sometimes they may also be white, tan, and blackish. They have a whitish rump and two black bars on the secondary wing feathers, a broad black band on the tail, and red feet. Their heads are dark with a greenish-purplish iridescence. They average about 11 inches and weigh usually around 13 ounces.
|Sparrow Sparrows nest in bird boxes, tree holes and in almost any nook or cranny of a building . They are aggressive fighters and will evict any nesting bird from a cavity to take over the site
|Starling Starlings take over nesting cavities and will evict birds larger than themselves. Starlings are messy, quarrelsome, aggressive, and noisy. They gather by the thousands in their winter roosts and in the Spring nest in cavities to produce 2-3 broods.
|House Mouse Adults are about 5.25-7.5 inches with the tail. The tail can take up 2.75-4 inches, relative to the size of the mouse. The fur is smooth and usually dusty gray above and light gray or cream on the belly. The color will vary considerably from area to area regardless of living habits. The muzzle is pointed, eyes are small, incisors are ungrooved, ears are large with very little hair on them, feet short and broad, and a uniformly dark, scaly, semi-naked tail.
|Norway Rat Adults are about 7-18 inches in length, the head and body uses up 7-9.5 inches of that length. The any where from a half pound to a pound. Their hair is course, shaggy, brown with scattered black hairs. The underside it grey to yellowish white. The muzzle is blunt, eyes are small, and the ears are small and densely covered with short hairs. The tail is bicolored and scaley.
|Moles The most popular species of mole in seattle, and the Northwest is the Townsend Mole. Mole hills or mounds are typical throughout the Pacific Northwest, and are characteristic of the Townsend Mole.Feeding HabitsThe Townsend Mole feeds primarily on insect larvae and earthworms. Moles are also known to eat other pest’s in the lawn, and damage roots of plants.Pest Control Service Co. with a successful history of eliminating Ants, Bed bugs, Birds, Cockroaches, Flies, Fleas, Wasps, Bees, Spiders, Termites, from homes, buildings of offices or business, lawns, municipal parks, sports fields, and more. Please call to speak with a technician about our experience getting rid of pests .