MasterGuard Pest Library
When there’s one ant, there’s bound to be hundreds more. Ants colonies are constantly sending out scouts to scour for food and water source, leaving a pheromone trail for the rest of their colony to follow. Colonies will spread as far as possible in every direction so preventing their progress is very important before the problem becomes unmanageable.
Bees, Wasps And Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket’s, Bee’s and Wasp’s are generally very peaceful insects however easily agitated and when they are they won’t hesitate to sting their agitator. A nest of any kind should be dealt with very carefully no matter the size. We highly recommend using a professional service for safe, Bee, Wasp and Yellow Jacket removal to ensure everyone’s safety.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Bed bugs can cause a number of health effects, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms and are usually nocturnal which can make their detection difficult. Without proper removal, they’re presence can become overwhelming very quickly.
Box Elder Bugs
Box Elder Bugs become a greater problem during the cooler, Fall months when they start to seek warmth inside of man-made structures. They remain inactive inside the walls and behind siding while the weather is cool, reproducing into greater numbers until they’ve spread everywhere throughout your property.
The name Centipede is derived from the Latin prefix “centi” meaning “hundred” and “pedere” meaning “foot.” Centipedes are known for their elongated, segmented bodies, each with a pair of legs for every body segment possibly having up to 150 body segments, or 300 legs! Their size ranges from anywhere between a few millimeters to a foot in length in the larger species.
Cockroaches (Phylum Anthropoda) are the most notorious insect when it comes to being considered a pest. Though the cockroach is hardly an aggressive insect, their ability to infest and consume resources is cause enough for their immediate removal even if just a single cockroach has been detected on the property, so don’t wait!
While they certainly look like centipedes in many ways, the millipede has two pair of legs for each segment of their bodies instead of one. A millipedes body is also more cylindrical than a centipedes, but they can also be of a flat body type too. Most millipede types will circle into a circle and secrete foul tasting and smelling liquids in self defense.
Moles are small subterranean mammals with short but powerful front limbs meant for digging and tunneling. While moles aren’t a threat to humans directly, moles can ruin crops, gardens and other landscapes by bringing weeds or other contaminates into the soil. Moles generally don’t move from an area until forced to for one reason or another.
Although a wild animal, the house mouse mainly lives around with humans, causing damage to crops, stored foods and property infrastructure. Many mice and rat species are capable of carrying many diseases, some of which can be deadly. Mice and rat traps are highly recommended to remove any rodent problem to prevent further problems.
The Silverfish get their name from the silver, blue metallic coloring along with their fish-like attributes. Female silverfish can lay up to 60 eggs at once but lay less than 100 total in their lifetime. They also reproduce very quickly; eggs can take as little as two weeks to hatch requiring silverfish infestations to be addressed as soon as possible.
Most spiders will only bite humans in their own defense are not naturally aggressive insect. Even the deadliest of spiders such as the Brown Recluse or Black Widow are shy and only bite when they feel threatened. Unless you’re an insect on their web, spiders will likely just ignore you or hide from you when your close.
Ticks are known as ectoparasites because they live off the blood of other mammals, birds or reptiles feeding from outside of the host body. A tick will extract blood through the hosts skin by piercing it, then excreting an anticoagulant into the wound while it feeds. Ticks will start feeding within 10 minutes to a couple hours after attaching.
A vole is a small rodent resembling a mouse but with a stouter body, a shorter, hairy tail, a slightly rounder head, smaller ears and eyes, and differently formed molars. Voles are particularly damaging to crops as they will often eat succulent root systems and will burrow under plants or ground cover and eat away until the plant is dead.