Sugar Ants (visit
Sugar ants eat anything, like cheese, nuts, meats, bread,
honey honeydew, seeds and even insects. There is nothing to
worry about when it comes to health risks, but it is
important to always be careful as sugar ants still
contaminate food. That being said, you should get rid of
sugar ants by all means.
Carpenter Ants (visit
Carpenter ants are both winged
& non winged. The more winged ants you see the larger the
infestation. The larger the infestation the greater the
potential for damage. Secondly these ants do not just nest
in wooded environments they will go anywhere that is cool,
dark and slightly damp even behind concrete.
Bed Bugs (visit
Bed bugs are increasingly
becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including
homes, apartments, hotels. Unless you exterminate the bed,
floor, bottom of dressers etc. not only in the room with the
bed bugs but each room on either side of the original room,
the problem may still exist.
Black Widows (visit
Black widows are notorious spiders identified by the
colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. Several
species answer to the name, and they are found in temperate
regions around the world.
This spider's bite is much feared because its venom is
reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's. In
humans, bites produce muscle aches, nausea, and a paralysis
of the diaphragm that can make breathing difficult; however,
contrary to popular belief, most people who are bitten
suffer no serious damage—let alone death. But bites can be
fatal—usually to small children, the elderly, or the infirm.
Brown Recluse Spider (visit
Brown recluse spiders are not typical to Western Montana.
Hobo Spiders (visit
There is no difference in size
between male and female Hobo Spiders. The male Hobo Spider
is responsible for most bites, as it enters homes in search
of females. In this rain the bugs are coming inside!
Bees are flying
closely related to
ants, and are known for their
beeswax. There are
nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine
recognized families, though
many are undescribed and the actual number is probably
higher. They are found on every continent except
every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated
species of wasps fall
into one of two main categories: solitary wasps and social
wasps. Adult solitary live and operate alone, and most do
not construct nests (below); all adult solitary wasps are
fertile. By contrast, social wasps exist in colonies
numbering up to several thousand strong and build nests—but
in some cases not all of the colony can reproduce. In the
more advanced species, just the wasp queen and male wasps
can mate, whilst the majority of the colony is made up of
sterile female workers.
The following characteristics are present in most wasps:
Two pairs of
Spider Mites (visit
Spider mites (Family: Tetranychidae) are classed as a type
of arachnid, relatives of insects that also includes
spiders, ticks, daddy-longlegs and scorpions. Spider mites
are small and often difficult to see with the unaided eye.
Their colors range from red and brown to yellow and green,
depending on the species of spider mite and seasonal changes
in their appearance.
Many spider mites produce webbing, particularly when they
occur in high populations. This webbing gives the mites and
their eggs some protection from natural enemies and
environmental fluctuations. Webbing produced by spiders, as
well as fluff produced by cottonwoods, often is confused
with the webbing of spider mites.
Box Elders Beatles (visit
Boxelder bugs are a nuisance in and around homes from fall
through early spring.
The bug overwinters as an adult in protected places such as
houses or other buildings.
Removing female boxelder trees is the most permanent
solution to the problem, although this may not be practical
detergents offer safe, effective control when applied
directly to the insects.
For most people, the boxelder bug needs no introduction.
This bug is about 1/2 inch long as an adult, black with
three red lines on the thorax (the part just behind the
head), a red line along each side, and a diagonal red line
on each wing. The immature forms are smaller and are easily
distinguished from the adults by their red abdomens and lack
of wings. Boxelder bugs become a nuisance in and around
homes from fall through early spring.
In a season, females reproduce up to 20-60 eggs laid in
burrows (called chambers), 2 to 3 inches beneath the soil.
Usually only removed by a professional exterminator.
Centipedes kill and eat a
variety of things, like bedbugs, termites, silverfish,
spiders, and even roaches. So if you have Centipedes around
your home or office you have a much larger problem than just
Centipedes. Odds are you have up to 5 other types of insects
that are food sources for the Centipede.
Roly Pollies (visit
Roly-poly bugs are a pest
category of occasional invaders. They are crustaceans
closely related to crayfish & shrimp, more so than to
insects. A Pillbug has the ability to roll its body into a
ball resembling a small pill. They prefer damp areas,
which is why they are often
found invading homes through openings close to patio doors,
laundry rooms and basements.
A male mouse is called a buck.
A female mouse is called a doe. To this day some people
believe that fried mice or mouse pie is a cure for bed
wetting. The mouse reproduces 6 to 10 litters a year with 10
to 12 in each litter.
Rats are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents
in the United States. They consume and contaminate food,
damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and
diseases to other animals and humans. Rats live and thrive
under a wide variety of climates and conditions; they are
often found in and around homes and other buildings, farms,
gardens, and open fields.
Squirrels belong to a large
of small or medium-sized
rodents called the
Sciuridae. The family includes
breed once or twice a year, and give birth to a varying
number of young after three to six weeks, depending on
species. The young are born naked, toothless, helpless,
and blind. In almost all species, only the female looks
after the young, which are
weaned at around six to
ten weeks of age, and become sexually mature at the end
of their first year.
Pocket Gopher (visit
These are the "true" gophers, though several ground
squirrels of the family Sciuridae are often called gophers
as well. The name "pocket gopher" on its own may be used to
refer to any of a number of genera within the family.
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
(high-crowned and with angular cusps instead of low-crowned
and with rounded cusps). There are approximately 155 species
of voles. They are sometimes known as meadow mice or field
mice in North America.
Packrats have a rat-like appearance with long tails, large
ears and large black eyes. Compared to deer mice, harvest
mice and grasshopper mice, packrats are noticeably larger
and are usually somewhat larger than cotton rats.
Moles are small cylindrical mammals adapted to a
subterranean lifestyle. They have velvety fur; tiny or
invisible ears and eyes;[clarification needed] relatively
atrophied hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with
large paws oriented for digging. The term is especially and
most properly used for the true moles