Pill Bugs..aka...Roly Polies are another occasional pest invader you will see hanging out with Earwigs this summer! Pill bugs are chubby crawlers - oval in shape and have 7 pairs of legs and 2 pairs of antennae. They roll-up or become round as a defense mechanism from other pests. Pill bugs are harmless against humans but may cause damage to plants -its food source. Like Earwigs, Pill bugs are drawn to moisture and can be found in flower pots, mulch and grass clippings. The
If you haven’t seen these occasional invaders yet…you will! Let us give you some insight on these creepy looking pests! Earwigs have nothing to do with your ears -in fact they get their name from nesting in women’s wigs. Earwigs have no colony, its everyone for themselves -including their offspring! They are approximately ½ inch long and have a pincher for a tail. Earwigs use their tail to burrow through mulch or dirt as they like dark, moist places for shelter. These pests
While we are out enjoying this nice weather, slab ants are busy working! You will see hundreds of these worker ants outside and inside your home! Slab Ants are one of the most organized, hard-working insects! · Worker ants are looking for sugars/carbs to eat so they can get through their work day! · During the summer…ants are thinking about winter! They are gathering as much food now to get them thru the cold months. · Ants don’t deviate from their g
Carpenter bees are aggressive wood destroying insects that are known for drilling 1/2" perfectly round holes to create their dwelling in your wood deck, gazebo, pergola or fascia. The female carpenter bee stays in the hole with her larvae while the male bee fly around the outside to protect the area. If you watch closely, you may see two male bees jousting in the air over the female! Although the male carpenter bee may dart at you to protect its territory, it will not sting.
Carpenter Ants are on this summer's list of pest invaders! Carpenter ants are larger than regular house ants. They are black or red in color and can get up to 5/8 of an inch long. Here are some helpful tips to keeping these invaders out of your home! Check all water sources -bathroom, kitchen, laundry room for leakage or moisture build up. Also around the outside -downspouts/gutters. Make sure downspouts are not clogged. Standing water draws carpenter ants to your home. Seco