OTHER PESTS

Other Pests are everything from ticks to clover mites. Pointe Pest Control is prepared to take care of even the most difficult pests that are causing problems. Take a minute to look through the list below of different miscellaneous pests that may be invading your space.


Tickstick

Description: Deer ticks are flat, orange/brown insects that are 1/16 to ⅛ inch in length. They are teardrop shaped with a darker head than the rest of their body. They live in overgrown vegetation and parasitically drink the blood of mammals.

 


Bedbugsbed-bug

Description: Bedbugs are flat reddish brown insects that can painlessly feast on their host while they sleep. They are small, 3/16 inch long but easily seen if you examine under the mattress, near the nightstand, baseboards or bed frame.
 


centipedeCentipedes

Description: Centipedes range in color from yellow to dark brown and have one pair of legs per body segment. They are ⅛ to 6 inches long, run fast and some species can bite or sting humans if they feel threatened. Centipedes can have anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs.
 


MillipedeMillipedes

Description: Millipedes have a shiny exoskeleton with 2 pairs of legs coming out from each body segment. They curl up in a tight coil to protect themselves when they sense danger can be anywhere from ⅝ to 4 inches in length.

 


other-earwigEarwigs

Description: Earwigs range in size from ¼ to 1 inch long and have a dark brown, flat body with a pair of pincers at the end of its body. They are often found in moist, dark environments and feed off plant material.

 



other-silverfishSilverfish

Description: True to its name, the silverfish is a small wingless insect that is silver or gray in color. They can live 3-6 years and can jump and climb pretty much anything.

 


cricketHouse Crickets

Description: These dark colored insects are ¾ to 1 inch in length with long jumping legs and wings. The nymphs look just like adults but are wingless. Crickets live in moist environments and are found hiding where it’s warm.

 


Box Elder BugBox Elder Bugs

Description: These flat insects are ½ inch long and their black or dark brown bodies have 3 red stripes on the thorax with red wings. They are commonly seen in late summer or fall seeking shelter.

 


StinkbugStink Bugs

Description: Mottled brown in color and 12-17mm long, these insects emit a foul odor when disturbed or crushed. They are an invasive species from Asia and are often found sunning themselves on exterior of homes and windows in the fall.

 


Carpet BeetleCarpet Beetles

Description: Carpet beetles feed on silk, leather, cotton, fur, wool and animal hair. They are found in carpets, sofas and drapes and though they do not typically feed on synthetic materials, they do eat substances found on these surfaces.


American RoachCockroaches

Description: There are more than 3,500 species but the most common in the U.S. is the German cockroach which is ½ to ⅝ inch. These spread numerous pathogens throughout your home and their droppings can aggravate allergy and asthma conditions.

 


clovermiteclovermiteClover Mites

Description: These tiny, red bugs are 1/64 inch and spread very quickly. They are sap suckers but often seen on walls, windows, drapes and the exterior of homes. When crushed, they stain surfaces with speckled red dots which are hard to remove.
 

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