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Bats
Bed Bugs
Bees
Cockroaches
Fleas
Gnats
Rodents
Silverfish
Spiders
Springtails
Stored Pest
Termites
Ticks
Yellow Jackets

Termites

There are over 2,000 known termite species found in areas from deserts to rain forests. In the United States, there are over fifty different species which are divided into three categories, Drywood, Subterranean and Dampwood.   Drywood termites build their colonies inside wood. Subterranean termites live in underground colonies and…
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Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are about 1/2 inch in length, black and bright yellow in color, and have a rapid side to side flight pattern prior to landing. They are a social wasp with multiple layered nest housing, up to 5,000 wasps per nest. Most yellow jackets nest in the ground with an…
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Springtails

Springtails are minute insects without wings, about 1/16 of an inch in length. They are white to brownish-yellow, gray or blue-gray in color, and their bodies are linear or globular in shape. They are not a threat to people, but the hatchlings can cause damage to plants by eating the roots…
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Ticks

There are several tick species in Florida, many that do not bother humans or domestic animals. Ticks are related to spiders and mites, basically ticks are giant mites. Most of the species of concern in Florida are the hard ticks. American Dog    Black-legged    Brown Dog    Gulf Coast    Lone Star…
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Spiders

Household Spiders The common house spider is a nuisance pest, probably moreso because of its webs than the spider itself. When there are spiders in your home, there are usually other household pests there too. Since spiders eat insect they make their webs and live near their food source is. There are several…
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Stored Pest

Stored Product Pests are found in and around your pantries, cabinets, food processing facilities and warehouses. They infest, feed on and contaminate items such as flour, bran, dried vegetables, grains, cereal products, dog food, nuts, candy, spices, macaroni, spaghetti, figs, dates, raisins, prunes, and other similar products. The first sign of an…
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Silverfish

Silverfish are a common household pest. They are about 3/4 inch in length, wingless, and silver in color. They have scaled flat bodies that taper toward the back, and move in a quick fish like wiggle. They prefer cool damp areas and are found hiding in garages, bathrooms, kitchens, closets, libraries…
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Rodents

Mice and Rats Mice and rats are familiar unwanted house guests, and are found inside and outside homes and industrial areas.  They are both nocturnal so they are most active at night. Mice have about eight litters a year, four to seven offspring in each litter, while rats will produce about…
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Ant

Ants - There are several species of ants that can be found in or around your home.   Do not be confused identifying swarming ants and swarming termites when you see them: Ants have bent antennae - Termites have straight antennae. Ants have two pair of double wings of uneven length -…
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Bed Bug

Bed Bugs Identification: Adult bed bugs are about the size and shape of an apple seed, they are rust-red in color with flat oval shaped bodies, and feed mainly on human blood. Newly hatched bed bugs are about the size and shape of a poppy seed, and they are a…
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Bees

There are approximately 20,000 different species of bees in the world. They live in colonies with three types of bees in each colony. Queen bee - Her only role is to reproduce. Worker bee - They are all female, and their chores are to collection pollen and nectar to feed…
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Bats

Bats - There are about 1,240 species of bats throughout the world, and they come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Florida is home to thirteen species, some year round residents, and some seasonal residents.   They are the only mammal naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Classified by scientists…
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Gnats

Drain Gnats Drain gnats are about 1/4 inch long, they can be black or brown, and they have a fuzzy/hairy appearance resembling a tiny moth. Their diet and breeding area is damp decaying organic matter, especially in garbage disposals and drains. Not being strong fliers, their flight is usually only…
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Fleas

Fleas are wingless, dark colored insects that have a tube-like mouth parts for feeding on the blood of their host.  Relative to their size, the flea is one of the best jumpers of all known animals; with their long legs, they can jump up to eight inches vertically and up to 13 inches…
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Cockroaches

German Cockroaches German cockroaches are the most common type of cockroach. They are light brown to tan in color with two dark parallel stripes, just behind the head and stretching down their back. They are between 1/2 and 5/8 inches long. They like nesting in warm, dark, damp places, normally near a food and water sources,…
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