We have all heard a lot about bed bugs. A few things about bed bugs: they don’t fly or hop, you can see most of the life stages, the feed on human blood, they have piercing sucking mouthparts, the hide in cracks and crevices close to a food source, you should always hire a professional to solve the problem. Here are a few websites to help learn more about this blood sucking pest.
There are many different kinds of cockroaches. The German Cockroach is of particular importance in homes and restaurants. This cockroach is one of the most successful breeding cockroach because of how long the female holds and protects the egg capsule before it hatches. It is possible to eliminate German Cockroaches. To learn more see these very helpful websites about these unwanted dinner guests.
Mice and Rats benefit from their association to humans without contributing anything beneficial to us. What they do contribute is unhealthy and unsanitary. Here are a few websites that discuss what rodents bring with them.
There are many different kinds of ants here in Connecticut. There is the Carpenter ant, Pavement ant, Acrobat ant, and Odorous House ant, just to name a few. Most ants are nuisance ants and some can be wood destroying. Here are a few important websites about ants.
Termites are super-social insects with a crypto-biotic behavior (well hidden). Here in Connecticut the termite of most importance is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. This termite travels in the soil in search of a food source. It builds mud tubes when leaving the soil to stay protected from the elements. There are 3 castes in the colony, the worker, the soldier and the reproductive. Here are some interesting websites about Eastern subterranean termites.