We offer one-time treatments for special pest problems as well as an ongoing service that prevents pests from settling in so your home stays safe. The quarterly or bi-monthly programs are designed to address these common pests:
12-segmented antennae with 3-segmented lub.
2 spines on the back.
2 nodes on petiole.
Lines or groves on head and thorax.
Thorax uneven with 1 pair of spines.
Winged ants are often mistaken for termites.
are covered in short hair
that is light brown or gray
to black in color, with
lighter bellies. Their ears
and tail also bear hair,
although much less than
their bodies. Adult mice
weigh approximately 40 grams
and can grow up to eight
inches from the nose to the
tip of the tail.
They are small and slender, three to four inches long, with large ears, small eyes and pointed nose. Light brown or light gray. Droppings are rod-shaped
Centipedes belong to class of myriapods. The name centipede, which means “100 legs,” can be somewhat misleading: centipedes may have anywhere from 15 to 191 pairs of legs. Centipedes always have an odd number of pairs of legs. Centipedes are elongated, with flat, segmented bodies that contain a pair of legs for all but one segment. Adult centipedes are brown and measure over one inch in length.
In North America alone, there are over 22 species of paper wasps, in the US the Paper Wasps belong to the genus Polistes. Worldwide, there are over 1,000 species, dispersed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. These wasps measure approximately one inch in length. Their narrow bodies are most commonly dark brown in color, with black wings and yellow markings. Australian paper wasps are made distinguishable by their black and reddish-brown coloration. They appear similar to yellow jackets.
Eight legs, no wings or antennae. Many different sizes and appearances.
The Norway rat is a large rodent that may weigh in excess of 500 grams. They can reach lengths of 400 millimeters and their tails alone may measure 187 millimeters in length. The body of the Norway rat is covered in fur that is brown or gray in color. Their ears and tail are covered in scales. Their tail is shorter than head and body. Its fur is shaggy. Droppings are capsule-shaped.
Porcellio laevis / Porcellio scaber
Sowbugs are flat, oval creatures. They are about ⅜” long. Their body has several segments. They have seven pair of legs and two pair of antennae. Another crustacean, the pillbug, resembles the sowbug. . Sowbugs cannot roll up when they are disturbed like pillbugs do. Sowbugs have two appendages that look like tails. Pillbugs do not have the appendages.pill
bald-faced hornet belongs to
the genus Dolichovespula .
Bald-faced hornets are more
closely related to yellow
jackets than they are to
hornets. The body of the
bald-faced hornet is black
in color and their faces are
marked with white.
Bald-faced hornets are
larger than most wasps.
The nest of the bald-faced hornet can be found hanging from trees, bushes and buildings. A colony begins in spring, when a queen lays a single egg inside each cell as she begins to build her nest. She puts insects and nectar into the cell with the egg. These eggs hatch into larvae, eventually becoming workers that help to further expand the nest.
The bodies of box elder bugs are black in color and are marked by red lines along the thorax and sides. Their wings are flat and red. Box elder bugs measure between 1/2 and 1/3-inch wide.
Among the largest ants, from 1/4- to 3/8-inch long. The most common species is black, but some have reddish or yellowish coloration. Workers have large mandibles.
All kinds of buildings, regardless of age or type of construction, are vulnerable to infestation and damage by carpenter ants. They are very difficult to control. Colonies can contain up to 50,000 workers.
cockroaches are the largest
cockroaches that invade
homes. Adults can be
slightly more than 2” long.
Adult American cockroaches are reddish-brown or mahogany-colored. The area behind their head is outlined with a yellow band. Immature American roach nymphs are grayish brown. As they mature, their color becomes more reddish brown.
Both male and female American cockroaches can fly. The wings develop when the roaches become adults.
jackets, genus Vespula, get
their name from their yellow
and black bodies. They
measure between 1/2-inch and
one inch in length. Most
yellow jackets are black and
yellow, although some may
exhibit white and black
coloration. In contrast to
the bee, the yellow jacket’s
waist is thin and defined.
Their elongated wings are as
long as the body and fold
laterally when at rest.
Yellow jackets are wasps that can be identified by their alternating black and yellow body segments, small size and distinctive side-to-side flying pattern. They are often mistaken for bees, although their bodies lack the hair and rounded abdomen of the bee. These social wasps live in colonies that may contain a thousand insects at a time.
Most earwigs are flattened (to fit inside tight crevices, such as under bark) with an elongated body generally 7–50 millimetres (0.28–2.0 in) long, though some can grow longer.
Asian Lady Beetles
Lady beetles are easy to recognize. They are small, round-to-oval insects. Their size ranges from 1/32” to 3/8”. They are usually red or orange, but can be yellow, brown, or black. Some species have spots.
Small, wingless, about 1/12- to 1/6-inch long. Covered in spines with piercing mouthparts.
Flea infestations require multi-faceted treatment plans. Addressing a pet’s infestation or individual flea bites will not prove effective for ridding your home of fleas. Effective flea control should encompass both chemical and natural methods and should be conducted on your pet as well as inside and outside of your home.
Absolute Pest Elimination can also provide commercial pest control for your business!
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