These pest crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs. They can contaminate food by shedding their skin. Their cast off skin and waste byproducts are allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma, and other illnesses, especially in children. Cockroaches typically live in warm , dark, wet places, because they need to be near water. They are often found in sewers, pipes, and drains.
There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes found throughout the world. In some species of mosquito, the females feed on humans, and are therefore vectors for a number of infectious diseases affecting millions of people per year. While males typically feed on nectar and plant juices, the female needs to obtain nutrients from a "blood meal" before she can produce eggs.
Carpenter ants don't carry diseases, but when building a nest inside your home, they dig smooth tunnels inside the wood. These tunnels weaken the wood and potentially damage the wood that keeps the house standing. Ants will eat almost anything, including insects, grease, seeds, honeydew, bread, meats, and nuts. The life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days.
Fleas are a nuisance to their host, causing an itching sensation to both cats and dogs. Fleas can also act as a vector for disease. Fleas can transmit a variety of viral, bacterial, and rickettsial diseases to humans and other animals. Fleas have helped cause epidemics by transmitting the bubonic plague between rodents and people.
Are some of the most troublesome and damaging pests in the United States. They consume and contaminate food. They transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats can be found in attics, walls, false ceilings, and cabinets. Those most commonly encountered are Roof Rats and Norway Rats.