Mound-building Ants

General Info

  •     Mounds are built by worker ants who excavate soil to build the colony
  •     Most species do not sting or directly harm humans or pets

Where They Nest

  • Many ants other than fire ants build their colonies under dirt mounds
  •  These mounds are located in lawns, mulch areas, and along sidewalks, patios, decks, and the foundation

What They Want From You

  •     Food, food spills, and moisture (found in the sink, shower, leaky pipes, spills, etc.)

Why They’re A Problem

  • Their mounds can be unsightly in your landscape and they often kill the surrounding grass
  • Mound-building ants that you see outside may eventually come inside in search of food and water

Tips & Tricks

  • Remove debris (wood, rocks, stones) close to the foundation of your home where ants may build a colony
  • Caulk any points where ants enter into wall voids, cracks, and crevices including entry points from the outside

موریانه

اطلاعات عمومی

 

  • موریانه اغلب با  انبوه مورچه ها اشتباه گرفته می شوند اما موریانه بال روشنی دارندکه بسیار بلند تر از تر از بدنشان است
  • موریانه ها کمر پهنی دارند در حالی که مورچه ها کمر باریکی دارند

کجا لانه می گذارند

  • موریانه زیرزمینی در خاک  بخاطر رطوبتشان لانه می گذارند و بدنبال چوب  بالای سطح زمین می آیند.
  • آنها اغلب برای محافظت خود از کم آبی با استفاده از “لوله های گلی” مسیر های متقاطع می سازند.
  • موریانه های چوب خشک در چوب لانه می کنند. آنها می تواننددر در پایه  های خانه ، تیر عرضی طاق ، مبلمان و حتی کتاب لانه بسازند و برای مرطوب شدن به خاک برگردند.

چه از شما می خواهند

  • موریانه  برای خوردن غذا و لانه کردن به خانه شما وارد میشوند .

چرا  آنها مشکل ساز می شوند؟

  • تغذیه موریانه ها از در چوب های خانه باعث آسیب رسانی به خانه و تخریب ساختار های  چوبی و  وسایل تزئینی میشود

نکات و ترفندها

  • هیزم ، چوب و تخته ها را از پایه و اطراف منزل دورنگه دارید.
  •  به طور معمول  ایوان، سایبان های چوبی و نرده های چوبی را بررسی نمایید . موریانه ممکن است به آنها آسیب رسانده باشد بخصوص اگر چوب صدای توخالی بودن بدهد.
  • یک علامت هشدار دهنده معمول از هجوم موریانه ها ، وجود لوله های کوچک گلی در نزدیکی تیرهای چوبی دیوار و بلوک های چوبی است.

 

مورچه های نجار

اطلاعات کلی

مورچه های نجار در داخل چوب به زندگی می کنند البته برای گسترش مستعمرات خود و نه برای خوردن چوب
این مورچه ها دارای فک بزرگ و قدرتمند هستند و اگر احساس خطر بکنند گاز می گیرند.

کجا لانه سازی می کنند

مورچه های نجار معمولا مستعمرات خود را داخل خانه می سازند .در حفره دیوار شیروانی های آسیب دیده و یا بخشهای چوبی فاسد شده.
مستعمرات مورچه های نجار معمولا در فضای باز در چوبهای جنگلی ، تنه درختان ، ناودان و زیر طاق, زیر سقف دیده می شود
برای یافتن ای نوع مورچه ها بدنبال سوراخ هایی بگردید که در اطرافشان کمی از خاک اره وجود دارد و مورچه ها به داخل و خارج آن تردد می کنند. این نشانه ای است که مستعمره شان در همین نزدیکی هاست.

Outdoor Filth Flies

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General Info

  •  Also known as House Fly, Blow Fly, Green Bottle Fly, Blue Bottle Fly, Flesh Fly
  •  Filth breeding flies are scavengers attracted to moist organic matter to both lay their eggs and take a meal

Where They Breed

  •     Fly larvae or “maggots” breed in many different outdoor areas, from composting plant material to manure, garbage, and decaying animal carcasses

What They Want From You

  •     These flies are attracted to food odors and the offer of a free meal

Why They’re A Problem

  •     As they feed, these flies can pick up germs and filth on their bodies and then redeposit them wherever they land
  •     Indoors, they are a nuisance as they hover around food, particularly in the kitchen and living room

Tips & Tricks

  •     Tightly cover garbage cans and waste receptacles and seal garbage bags
  •     Take out indoor garbage regularly
  •     Do not leave doors and windows open to keep flies from entering
  •     Inspect screens for holes and loose edges that may allow flies to enter
  •     Store food in sealed containers and keep fruit refrigerated
  •     Remove all moist organic matter where flies are breeding, particularly in areas close to the outside of the home

مگس فاضلاب

اطلاعات عمومی

همچنین به عنوان مگس فاضلاب ، مگس طویله ، مگس بطری سبز،مگس گوشت خوار معروف است
این مگسها لاشه خور هایی هستند که جذب مکانهای مرطوب و کثیف می شوند تا هم تخم گذاری کنند و هم غذابخورند.
کجا زاد و ولد می کنند

این مگس در جاهای های مختلف ، از کودهای گیاهی ، کمپوست زباله گرفته تا لاشه حیوانات تخم ریزی می کنند.

از شما چه می خواهند؟؟
این مگس به بوی غذا جذب می شوند.

چرا آنها مشکل ساز می شوند؟؟؟
همانطور که آنها درحال تغذیه کردن هستند این مگس می تواند میکروب و کثافت موجود در بدن خود را هر جا که می نشیند منتشر کند.
آنها در اطراف غذا به خصوص در آشپزخانه و اتاق نشیمن درحال پرواز کردن و گشت زنی ، باعث ابجاد مزاحمت می شوند

نکات و ترفندها
محکم پوشش سطل زباله زباله ظروف و کیسه زباله را مهر و موم
زباله ها را بطور مرتب بیرون ببرید.
درب و پنجره را باز نگذارید تا از ورودمگس جلوگیری کنید.
نمایش برای حفره ها و لبه های سست است که مگس را وارد کنید ممکن است اجازه می دهد بازرسی
میوه ها و سبزیجات بیش از حد رسیده را دور بریزید.
همه مواد مرطوب که مگس ها، به خصوص در مناطق نزدیک به خانه از بین ببرید.
از یک دروه روش مبارزه با استفاده از اسپری مگس کش تار و مار استفاده نمایید.

Small Roaches

General Info

  •     Also known as German roaches
  •     German roaches are 1/4” to 1/2” long and generally hide in the daytime
  •     After dark, roaches come out to mate and forage for food
  •     German roaches can be very tough to control because they reproduce so quickly

Where They Hide

  •     German roaches always live indoors, usually invading the kitchen, pantry, and bathroom
  •     They like to hide in cracks, crevices, or other protected areas that are suitably warm and humid during the daytime hours

What They Want From You

  •     Food, water, warmth
  •     German roaches are especially attracted to foods that have sugar, starch, or grease, but will feed on almost anything

Why They’re A Problem

  •     Some German roaches can pick-up, carry and spread harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella, to other surfaces that they walk across
  •     They deposit their feces in cupboards, sinks, and on countertops
  •     They are a source of allergies and asthma in children (make sure to sweep up and remove dead cockroaches and their feces to decrease this impact)

Tips & Tricks

Eliminate their food and water sources and hiding places:

  •     Remove food spills and exposed food, especially near appliances
  •     Store food in sealed containers
  •     Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
  •     Take out the garbage regularly and tie the bag tightly
  •     Toss out old boxes and newspapers that serve as good hiding places
  •     Clean and vacuum regularly behind ovens, microwaves, toasters, and refrigerators
  •     Keep food out of bedrooms and living rooms
  •     Keep storage areas dry

Seal up points of access to keep them out:

  •     Caulk cracks and crevices where roaches can hide
  •     Seal areas where they can enter your apartment from neighboring units

Avoid common mistakes during treatment

  •     When using baits or gel, be sure you do not place them on areas that have been sprayed with an aerosol or liquid insecticide.  Roaches traveling over sprayed areas will die before they have a chance to bring the bait back to the nest.
  •     Never spray the bait or gel with an aerosol or liquid insecticide – cockroaches will not eat it
  •     When using baits or gels, be sure to remove competing food and water sources so the roaches are forced to go to the bait
  •     Replace baits at intervals prescribed on the label or when they are completely eaten
  •     The more baits you can place and the closer you place them to where the roaches hide during the day, the better your control will be

Large Roaches

General Info

  •     Also known as American roaches or Palmetto Bug, including Australian, Brown, and Smoky Brown roaches
  •     Adult roaches are up to 1 inch long and generally rest in the daytime
  •     After dark, they come out of hiding to mate and forage for food
  •     American roaches can fly but are most often seen running quickly in and out of homes, storage areas, and garages

Where They Hide

In Southern homes with yards:

  •     In Southern states American roaches live outdoors
  •     They are often found around the foundation of the home, near patios and porches, or under mulches, shrubs, and other plant material
  •     Once inside, American roaches can be found hiding in dark, humid areas like laundry rooms, utility rooms, basements, garages and crawl spaces

In Northern homes and apartments:

  •     American cockroaches can be found outdoors only in semi-warm areas like sewer systems and steam tunnels
  •     Indoors you can find them in storage areas, building basements, and garbage collection areas

What They Want From You

  •     American roaches will treat your home or apartment as an all-inclusive resort; they’ll invite themselves over for food, water, and shelter, especially during very cold or hot weather
  •     American roaches are attracted to foods with sugar, starch, or grease, but will feed on nearly anything including pet food

Why They’re A Problem

  •     Some American roaches can pick-up, carry, and spread harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella, to other surfaces that they walk across
  •     Many people are scared or repulsed by roaches due to their unsightly appearance and smell

Tips & Tricks

Eliminate their food and water sources and hiding places:

  •     Remove food spills and exposed food, especially near appliances
  •     Store food in sealed containers
  •     Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
  •     Take out the garbage regularly and tie it closed tightly
  •     Toss out old boxes and newspapers that serve as good hiding places and hard places to treat
  •     Clean and vacuum regularly, especially behind ovens, microwaves, toasters, and refrigerators
  •     Keep food out of bedrooms and living rooms
  •     Keep basements and storage areas dry

Seal up entryways and point of access to keep them out of the home or apartment:

  •     Caulk cracks and crevices where roaches can enter from the outside or neighboring units
  •     Do not store items like firewood or other debris near the home, which provides areas for outdoor roaches to hide and breed
  •     Identify and repair indoor water leaks that provide moisture and high humidity that these roaches prefer to live in.

Avoid common mistakes during treatment:

  •     When using baits or gel, be sure you do not place them on areas that have been sprayed with an aerosol or liquid insecticide – roaches traveling over sprayed areas will die before they have a chance to bring the bait back to the nest
  •     Never spray the bait or gel with an aerosol or liquid insecticide – cockroaches will not eat it
  •     When using baits or gels, be sure to remove competing food and water sources so the pests are forced to eat the bait
  •     Replace baits at intervals prescribed on the label or when they are completely eaten
  •     The more baits you can place and the closer you place them to where the roaches hide during the day, the better your control will be
  •     Remember to place baits around the access points of the home (entrances, openings, soffits, under steps, the garage) to intercept the roaches as they travel to and from the home

 

سوسک ریز

اطلاعات کلی

همچنین به عنوان سوسکهای آلمانی شناخته می شوند.
سوسک های بالغ طولشان به 1/4″ 1/2″ اینچ می رسد و به طور کلی درطول روز پنهان می شوند.
آنها در تاریکی و برای جفتگیری یا پیدا کردن غذا از لانه هایشان بیرون می آیند.
کنترل آنها بسیار دشوار است زیرا به سرعت تکثیر می شوند

Fire Ants

General Info

  • Fire ants are usually 1/8 – 1/4 inch long and reddish-brown or black in color
  • Fire ants are limited to the Southern tier of states including the Southwest, but they are expanding

Where They Nest

  •     Fire ants generally build colonies outdoors in dome-shaped mounds that are often 1-2 inches in diameter
  •     They will often kill the grass around their mounds
  •     Not all outdoor mounds are visible – some are built under rocks or wood laying on the ground
  •     When the soil is moist and cool, outdoor colonies are located within a couple of feet of the soil surface – during dry periods colonies may be down 5 or even 10 feet
  •     After a heavy rain, many people observe new colonies – these could be new but often they are just hidden colonies that are being re-opened after wet soil clogs the ant tunnels

What They Want From You

When foraging indoors, fire ants are looking for:

  • Food and moisture (found in the sink, shower, leaky pipes, spills, etc.)
  • They are especially likely to look for water when outside temperatures are hot and the weather is dry

Why They’re A Problem

  •     The presence of carpenter ants can be a sign of water or moisture problems in your roof, gutters, porch, deck, floors, or walls
  •     Large colonies that are left untreated can be as destructive to homes as termites

Tips & Tricks

  •     Search for leaks in and around areas where you see these ants. These leaks/moist areas will need to be repaired/corrected
  •     Remove limbs/shrubs that touch the house, particularly the roof – ants use these contact points to gain access
  •     Remove stumps and dying trees within 50 feet of the house/garage – these are perfect spots for new colonies to start
  •     Store firewood off the bare ground and away from the house
  •     Consider using inorganic mulches (stone, gravels) in areas where you have had problems with ants, or where ground moisture is a re-occurring problem
  •     Inspect older trees carefully for signs of outdoor colonies

Why They’re A Problem

  •     Fire Ants can bite you and your pets, but they also have a stinger on their abdomen that they use to inject venom into anything that disturbs their colony
  •     Their stings can be quite painful and multiple stings may require medical attention
  •     Occasionally, a severe and possibly fatal allergic reaction can occur in some individuals
  •     Fire ants are a persistent problem in the south because they routinely move their colonies into new locations with ample food and moisture

Tips & Tricks

  •     Fire ants build and follow trails – looks for these trails around foundations, baseboards, and other moist areas
  •     Remove debris (wood, rocks, stones) close to the foundation of your home where fire ants may build an invisible colony
  •     Caulk any points where ants enter into wall voids, cracks, and crevices including entry points from the outside

Avoid common mistakes

  •     Consider hiring a professional yard maintenance company to treat fire ants if there are too many mounds to treat yourself, or if there is a medical reason to avoid stings
  •     If you decide to treat your yard yourself, only use EPA-registered products labeled for use on fire ants and read and follow the instructions
  •     Universities commonly recommend using a combination of residual sprays, mound treatments, and baits

Termite

General Info

 

  •     Subterranean termites nest in the soil for moisture and come aboveground for wood
  •     Termites are often confused with swarming ants, but termites have wings which are light in color and much longer than their body
  •     Termites also have a thick waist, whereas ants have more of a thread-like waist

Where They Nest

  •     Subterranean termites nest in the soil for moisture and come aboveground for wood
  •     They will often transverse  open areas using “mud tubes” to protect themselves from dehydration
  •     Drywood termites nest in the wood they eat and can nest in house foundations, rafters, furniture, and even books without going back to the soil for moisture

What They Want From You

  •     Termites enter your home looking for wood to eat and nest in

Why They’re A Problem

  •     By feeding on the wood in your home termites can cause very expensive damage and destruction to structural and decorative wood

Tips & Tricks

  •     Keep firewood, lumber, and stumps away from the foundation of your home
  •     Routinely check sheds, decks, porches, and wooden fencing for damage – you may have termites if the wood sounds hollow when tapped
  •     A common warning sign of an active termite infestation is small mud tubes on the exterior of wooden beams, walls, and cinder blocks
  •     If you suspect you have a termite infestation call a reputable pest control expert for an inspection and quote