Content tagged "general household pests"

How to Keep Crickets Out of Your Home

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 14, 2015

There is no single, perfect solution for the management of crickets, but a combination of the following suggestions will help to reduce populations.Camel...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Vinegar Flies (Fruit flies)

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 21, 2015

Vinegar flies are so named due to their attraction to the sour odor of fermentation and bacterial waste. They are also known as fruit or pomace flies....

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Earwigs

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

 Earwigs are outdoor insects that live in damp environments and feed mainly on dead plant material. Contrary to general myth, earwigs do not climb inside...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

Several ant species may be found in or around the home. They enter houses in search of food in the early spring through late fall when their normal food is...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Moth Flies (Drain flies)

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 18, 2011

Moth flies are named because their furry wings and feathery antennae make them look like miniature moths; however, they are actually a unique group of small...

General Household Pests: Nuisance Birds and Their Control

Birds generally considered “nuisance birds” include pigeons (Columba livia), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), and starlings (Sternus vulgaris). The...

General Household Pests: Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the most important insect pests that affect the health and well being of humans and domestic animals worldwide. If environmental...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Silverfish and Firebrats

Silverfish and firebrats are sometimes known as bristletails. They often live in damp, cool places such as basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Adult...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: House Flies

The familiar gray and yellowish house fly (Musca domestica) is attracted to food odor. The larvae or maggots live in and feed on manure or decaying plant...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Crickets

Crickets may be considered a nuisance because of their constant chirping; however, none of our species are likely to bite or carry diseases. The Indian...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Cockroaches

Roaches are capable of transmitting a variety of diseases, but are most often implicated in the transmission of Salmonella, the causal agent of some food...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Booklice

Booklice (or Psocids) may look like lice but they are not related. Living in damp environments, they feed on mold and mildew. They are often associated with...

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