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Correctly identifying your particular pest is a critical first step in getting the best pest control for your property. Our pest glossary will show you images and facts about the pests we most commonly treat, like arthropod pests including ants, cockroaches, flies, wasps, fleas, stored product pests (moth and beetle larvae), fabric pests (moth larvae) and spiders, along with bed bugs, beetles, earwigs, pillbugs, ticks, aphids and whiteflies – and many more. You’ll also see wood-destroying pests like termites (dampwood, drywood and subterranean), carpenter ants and wood-boring beetles. And don't forget rodents like mice and rats.

If you're still unsure about what you have, give us a call and we will confirm for you. The most effective pest control starts with knowing what we're up against.



Did you know a cockroach can live up to one week without its head?


Cockroaches have been around since the time of dinosaurs!A cockroach can live almost a month without food, and two weeks without water.Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life!Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour.


Because cockroaches have been around for millions of years, they have evolved into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. There are approximately 4,000 living species of cockroaches in the world. About 70 of these species are found in the United States.

Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.

The most common cockroach in the United States is the German cockroach.  These roaches are attracted to sweet and floury foods. They also eat non-organic items such as toothpaste and books!

German cockroaches live in warm and damp places, like kitchens, bathrooms, and places where people eat and drink.

These critters are known to crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs. They can contaminate food by shedding their skins. Their cast off skin and waste byproduct are allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and other illnesses, especially in children.



  • Keep cooking, eating and food storage areas clean and dry.

  • Be sure to empty kitchen and household garbage cans frequently.

Need to get rid of roaches? Call us at 1-800 BUGS to schedule a FREE inspection of your home or business.

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