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3 of the most common pest species

American Cockroach

americancockroachThe ever popular American Cockroach is sure to survive the direst environmental catastrophes. It was actually introduced from Africa during trans-oceanic shipping and has adapted very well to the North American continent. While their natural homeland is warm, the cooler North American weather is acceptable to them because they shelter inside human occupied spaces like homes and offices.

Their reddish-brown glossy carapace is covered by wings of the same color. Darker brown marks appear at the center of the shoulders. Cockroaches fly very well, but do not often travel in this manner. Mostly they are seen running when they are foraging for food. They eat the same things humans do, and also what pets eat. They prefer moist foods and because of this are definite pests in the residential and commercial areas that humans occupy.

Mother cockroaches only lay about 12 eggs at a time, carrying the eggs on their backs and then unloading in a dark and quiet area where they can hatch in peace. Cockroach babies can take up to a year to mature.

Cockroaches are thought to be a signal that a home is dirty or in disrepair, but the truth is that cockroaches can live anywhere humans do. They like the same climate as the same food. Excellent bed bug removal firm in NY – EZ Bed Bug Exterminator

Pelicinid Wasp

pelicidwaspThe long tail of the female wasp appears very threatening, but it is not a stinger. It is instead used to deposit eggs during breeding.

Adult wasps eat nectar from plants and wood, and they are often seen on low growing shrubs. These insects do sting humans, but are not aggressive unless they feel they are threatened.

Bald Faced Hornet

Bald Faced HornetBlack and white and related to yellow jackets, these hornets eat flies and other yellow jackets.

They are also eaters of nectar and wood. While they are not aggressive at all toward humans, if they feel threatened, they will sting repeatedly and their nests can contain one to four hundred individual hornets.