Intrusive Pests

bedbugBed Bugs

 

Appearance

3/16in oval-flat like appearance with six legs.

Habitat

Bed bugs live on and in mattresses, headboard, drawers, lamp covers and nearly everywhere in and around a bed. They feed off human blood. Female bed bugs can lay 1-5 eggs per day. Early stages of a bed bug life are hard to see in plain view as they are small, clear or white eggs. Bed bugs will only come out at night, however if the infestation is bad, you will see activity during the day. Brown spots and small oval like bugs will grant bed bugs activity.

How do they affect you?

Bed bugs suck your blood. They travel easy and guests staying over have a high chance of contracting them. They do not transmit any known diseases. They will leave small bite marks that are similar to a mosquito bite. Allergic reactions are common, creating a large, itchy rash on your body.

What can we do?

We recommend a thorough inspection, If activity is found, we will come and treat the necessary rooms. All the clothing in these rooms must be thoroughly washed and kept in bags.

 


American Cockroachamericancockroach

Appearance

The largest structure-infesting species about 1/2-inch long. Reddish-brown wings with light markings on thorax. .

How do they affect you?

Very aggressive. Prefers warm, damp areas. More likely to be seen in daytime and outdoors than other species. Commonly found in food preparation areas.

What can we do?

The key to pest control is to find and treat these sources directly. In many cases, successful pest control involves treating the attic, crawl space, and exterior cracks in the home and finding and treating likely cockroach harborages over the entire property.

 


 

germancockroachGerman Cockroach

 

Appearance

About 5/8-inch long. Light to medium brown with two dark longitudinal streaks on the thorax.

How do they affect you?

German roaches are nocturnal; primarily infests areas close to food, moisture and warmth. Most common cockroach found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.

What can we do?

Sanitation is the cornerstone to effective long lasting control of German cockroaches. This requires cooperation of the people living in the home as well as a complete interior treatment.

Conditions conducive to roach infestations need to be removed, and items in pantries and cupboards need to be removed to allow access to the harborage for the technician. The Seitz Bros. technician will advise the customer on what they can do to help alleviate the problem as well as determining the best means of control.

 


 

orientalcockroachOriental Cockroach

Appearance

Dark brown and about 1-inch long.

Habitat

Common outdoors; often enters buildings through sewer pipes. Tends to live near the ground and in warm, damp areas.

What can we do?

Good sanitation and habitat reduction, along with vacuuming, surveillance, a baiting program, and some sealing of cracks can usually quickly reduce or eliminate a cockroach population. Outside perimeter treatments by skilled professionals can also be very effective to prevent future infestation.

 


 

brownbanded cockroachBrownbanded Cockroach

 

Appearance

About 5/8-inch long. Wings have two brownish-yellow bands.

Habitat

Nocturnal; can fly. They may be found throughout any structure, but prefer dry, warm areas, high locations and inside furniture.

Diet

Scavenger; eats almost anything.

Reproduction

Female carries egg capsule for 24 to 36 hours, then attaches it underneath or on the side of a protected surface. Capsules contain an average of 18 eggs. Nymphs reach maturity in an average of 161 days. Adults live up to 10 months.

Other

Sometimes confused with the German cockroach. Often hides egg capsules in furniture. Not as dependent on moisture as other species.

 


 

fleas

Fleas

 

Appearance

1/8”, with a flat body. Fleas can appear black, brown or reddish. These are no wings present on this pest.

Habitat

Commonly found on pets, however they can sill be present with out any. They are attracted to moisture, requiring high humidity levels to stay alive. Fleas cannot fly, but they can jump up to 150 times their size.

How do they affect you?

Fleas will feed off pests, rats, and many other rodents. They can transmit a host of diseases.

What can we do?

Treat any pets you have with frontline or similar product. Fleas are covered under Seitz Brothers Pest Control Home Protection Plan. They commonly take a few treatments to completely eradicate as their life cycle must be understood to properly eliminate the infestation.

 


 

housespider

House Spider

 

Appearance

3/16” to 5/16” dirty white in color eight legs.

Habitat

Mostly indoors. They are attracted to moist conditions. They are also attracted to lights.

How do they affect you?

They are a nuisance pest. They can become intimidating because of their size. Webs will be more of a nuisance then the actual spiders because of how fast the spider is able to build a web.

What can we do?

Decrease the humidity level in your home. Spiders are covered under our Seitz Brothers Pest Control Home Protection plan.