In parts of the South, the Red Imported Fire Ant is considered to be one of the most common bugs found in homes by pest control companies. Carpenter ants seem to account for a high number of phone calls to professionals in the Pacific Northwest.
How long can ants live?
Male ants usually live for only a few weeks and die soon after mating. Worker ants can live for several months, but the queens can live for decades under the right conditions.
How big can ants get?
0.75 to 52 millimeters
How much do ants weigh?
1 to 5 milligrams
How long have ants been on earth?
92 million years
What natural ingredient can help prevent or kill ants?
Vinegar. Citrus Peel Spray. Baking Soda with Powdered Sugar. Lemon Juice.
Termites are social insects living in cooperative groups dividing their work among specialized members. So to the untrained eye, they can sometimes be hard to distinguish from ants. Many homeowners don’t even know they have a termite problem until damage has occurred.
How long can termites live?
Soldier termites can live up to 2 years, while queen termites can live for decades under ideal climate conditions.
How big can termites get?
Up to 1 inch long
How much do termites weigh?
1.5 to 2.5 milligrams
How long have termites been on earth?
250 million years
What natural ingredient can help prevent or kill termites?
These brown nocturnal bugs live outdoors, but make their way indoors whenever possible, keeping their ranking high as one of the most common bugs found in homes. Millipedes love to eat decaying wood. They do have a distinctive odor, so you may smell them before you can see them! And although the name implies they have 1,000 feet, they actually have closer to 100 feet. But still, YUK!
There are approximately 15 species of Paper Wasps in the U.S. and Canada. They are referred to as Paper Wasps because they make their nests with paper-like materials. Their nests are found in and around homes’ eaves, behind shutters, inside outdoor lamps and even in playground equipment. Stings from Paper Wasps are extremely painful and can cause allergic reactions.
How long can paper wasps live?
The life cycle of a wasp depends on the species, but generally a paper wasp can live from 12 to 22 days, while a paper wasp queen can live up to a year.
How big can paper wasps get?
How much do paper wasps weigh?
How long have paper wasps been on earth?
Estimated 65 million years
What natural ingredient can help prevent or kill paper wasps?
Did you know, there are different types of fleas including the Dog Flea, Cat Flea, Squirrel Flea, and Human Flea? Fleas can cause irritation due to their bites that carry diseases. Identification of the type of flea is important in determining the control strategy.
How long can fleas live?
How big can fleas get?
1.5 to 3.3 millimeters
How much do fleas weigh?
0.45 to 1.08 milligrams
How long have fleas been on earth?
Estimated 65 to 250 million years
What natural ingredient can help prevent or kill fleas?