Ants are social insects that have many workers and one to a few queens in their colonies. In your home or workplace, you will most often encounter the wingless workers trailing to a food source. These pests range in length from 1-6 mm.
Bed bugs are becoming a large problem in hotels and Motels across Australia. These insects feed on people while they sleep. These bugs are wingless, flat, and oval-shaped. They are brownish-red in color and 4-5 mm long.
If these insects are not eradicated immediately when discovered they can become a huge problem and spread to other apartments. If you see bed bugs in your home or apartment immediately contact us fo the right pest control treatment. It takes a professional to get rid of bed bugs.
Bees and wasps:
These are beneficial insects in the wild because they prey on pest insects and pollinate plants. They are flying insects 12-35 mm long often with yellow and black markings. Bees appear fuzzy while wasps are not.
These insects can sting and many people have bee and wasp allergies, but they can simply be avoided unless they are building a nest close to human activity. If you notice nests above your doorway, on playground equipment, or any other place where the wasps and bees can interfere with human activity, If a bee or wasp enters your Home or Work Place contact us fo the right pest control treatment.
Cockroaches are oval-shaped insects with long antennae. They come out at night and often are seen in the kitchen or bathroom. These insects have wings, but cannot fly well. The American and German cockroaches are the most common cockroach pests.
The large reddish-brown adults are up to 4 cm long. Each has a light colored ring on its body behind its head. These pests can come into your home or work place through openings to the outdoors and also from the sewers and drains.
This pest is lighter in color and smaller than the American cockroach, about 1.5 cm long as an adult. It has two black stripes on its body behind its head. These pests are unknowingly brought into your home or work place.
These brown insects are between 5-16 mm in length and have “pinchers” at the end of their abdomens. Earwigs are most often found outside in mulch, but can occasionally invade your Home or Work Place.
As adults, these pests have two wings and are able to fly. Immature flies are called maggots and need rotting organic matter to live. The most common indoor fly pests include house flies and fruit flies.
Adults are grey with black stripes. They are up to 7 mm long. Their larvae (maggots) are white and 3-5 mm long.
These insects are very small, yellowish-brown flies with red eyes. They are less than 4 mm long. These flies are most often seen on and around fruit, dirty dishes, and garbage cans.
Large numbers of house flies and fruit flies often are seen in apartments with rotting food on the counters, on dirty dishes, or in the garbage. Cleaning spilled food or beverages, taking out the trash regularly, cleaning the dishes, and storing all fruit in the refrigerator will help prevent fly infestations.