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Odorous House Ant

Odorous House AntPhysical Characteristics

Odorous house ants are 1/16″ to 1/8″ long and black in color. The odorous house ant is known for its pungent, rotten coconut like smell when crushed.film Kong: Skull Island download

Behavior

The odorous house ant colony may consist of several colonies with 100 to 100,000 ants and many queens. Outside odorous house ant nest in exposed soil, under objects such as lumber, brick and even in honey bee hives.

Inside, nests are usually found near sources of moisture in wall voids, near water heaters, plumbing and even under toilets. Odorous house ants feed primarily on insects (dead or alive), honeydew, plant secretion and seeds.

Treatment

Most infestations of odorous house ants can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.

Harvester Ant

Physical Characteristics

The harvester ants found in California range from 1/4 to 3/8 inches long, and are orange to reddish brown in color (P. californicus), red (P. occidentalis) or reddish black to black (P. rugosa). All harvester ants have barbed stingers.

Behavior

Harvester ants are urban pests, although they do not invade homes or structures. These ants nest in mounds, maybe covered with pebbles, charcoal or even fragments of dead vegetation that are used to retain heat. When they go off to forage, these ants will leave the nest one by one, heading off in different directions. The harvester ant’s name comes from its habit of stripping vegetation while collecting seeds, resulting in large bare spots in vegetation and lawns. The harvester ant can be aggressive when defending its nest, resulting in stings similar to a bee’s, and this ant will engage in long, drawn-out wars with other colonies. You might describe these ants as the ruffians of the bug world. And when you’re watching an old western movie and there’s a person staked out over an ant mound? The harvester ant is most likely the culprit.

Treatment

Treating harvester ants should be handled by a trained, licensed pest management professional, due to this ant’s aggressive nature. If you suspect you might have harvester ants, call Clark’s Pest Control, and our friendly technician will identify them for certain, before taking appropriate measures.

German Cockroach

German CockroachPhysical Characteristics

The adult German cockroach ranges from 1/2″ to 5/8″ long; their bodies are oval in shape and light brown to tan in color.

Behavior

The German cockroach is the most common of cockroaches and commonly found in structures. The German roach prefers warm and humid places such as kitchens and bathrooms. Infestations occur in areas where we eat, drink, watch TV and even sleep, making any food and/or water source a prime harborage area. The German cockroach is not only a nuisance but has also been known to be a disease carrier.

Treatment

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 Clark’s technician will advise the customer on what they can do to help alleviate the problem as well as determining the best means of control.

Earwig

EarwigPhysical Characteristics

The adult Earwig is about 1/4″ – 1″ long and has an elongated body. In color, the Earwig is pale brown with dark markings to reddish brown to black with forceplike pincer.

Behavior

The Earwig gets its name from an old European superstition that the insect would enter the ear and bore its way into the brain. Earwigs are nocturnal, during the day they hide in moist, shady places such as; under stones, logs, or even mulch.

Earwigs feed on living or dead plants and or insects and will occasionally damage vegetables, flowers, fruit, shrubs and trees.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Treatment

Most infestations of earwigs can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control.

Drywood Termite

Drywood TermitePhysical Characteristics

The Drywood termite swarmer ranges from 7/16″ to 1/2″ long including wings. The head and pronotum are orange brown, abdomen is dark brown and wings have a smokey tinge.

The Drywood termite soldier ranges from 5/16″ to 5/8″ or 1/2″, are reddish brown in color with mandibles, and the number of teeth on the mandibles are an uneven amount.

Behavior

The Drywood termite will colonize in attics where temperatures may exceed 131° F. Here they locate their colonies in wood with more favorable temperatures, such as celling joists that have their bottom sides cooled by the A/C below.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Signs of Infestation

Drywood termites eat across the natural grain, eating both spring and summer wood. The Drywood termite will make chambers connected by tunnels whose walls are smooth as if finely sanded. When conditions are dry, the Drywood termite will accumulate at the bottom of each chamber with their own fecal pellets to seal it off.

Treatment

Drywood termites are usually controlled by whole house fumigation or localized treatment.

Dampwood Termite

Dampwood TermitePhysical Characteristics

The Dampwood termite swarmer ranges from 3/4″ to 1″ long including wings. The swarmer is light to dark brown in color with a yellow to reddish tinge with dark brown wings.

Behavior

As their name implies, dampwood termites locate their colonies in damp, decaying wood, typically found in old trees, stumps and logs and are known for attacking utility poles, pilings and fence posts.

Signs of Infestation

Dampwood termites eat across the natural grain, eating both spring and summer wood. The Dampwood termite will make chambers connected by tunnels whose walls are smooth as if finely sanded. When conditions are dry, the Dampwood termite will accumulate at the bottom of each chamber with their own fecal pellets to seal it off.

Treatment

Soil treatment with long residual insecticides to provide a chemical barrier is the most commonly used control or prevention method for dampwood termites.

Cellar Spider

Cellar SpiderPhysical Characteristics

Cellar spiders have extremely long, skinny legs with small bodies that are usually tan or gray. The web of a cellar spider is usually very messy, similar to the web of a cobweb spider. Like all spiders, cellar spiders have 8 legs, 2 body parts, and fang-like mouthparts. The body length of adult cellar spiders is about 1/4″ or less.

Behavior

Cellar spiders are usually found in dark corners of cellars, crawlspaces, and garages. They are very long-legged and often confused with daddy-longlegs best slimming products. However, they are true spiders that spin untidy webs which are often quite extensive. When disturbed, they characteristically bounce in the web.

Treatment

Cellar spiders can be controlled; Clark’s Pest Control offers a wide variety of solutions for your home, school and/or business and can address the problems you are having. One of our services will certainly take care of the problem for you, GUARANTEED. Call Clark’s Today, 866-781-4991!

Carpet Beetle

Carpet BeetlePhysical Characteristics

Adult carpet beetles are 1/16″ 1/8″ long, body is oval in shape. Carpet beetles are black with a white/orange/red pattern. Caret beetle larvae are 1/4″, reddish brown with black and or brown tufts of hair.John Wick: Chapter 2 movie download

Behavior

Typically adult carpet beetles are found outside during late spring through mid summer on flowers feeding on pollen and nectar. The carpet beetles feeds on natural animal by products, resulting in uneven holes. Carpet beetle larvae feed on a wide variety of animal and plant materials such as; wool, hair, horn, feathers, silk, furs, pressed flowers and plants, rye, flour and wheat.

Treatment

Often the Pest-A-Way Barrier is all that is really needed to control adult carpet beetles on the outside of a home. And by preventing them on the outside, the probability of an interior infestation is greatly reduced. In the case of an interior infestation an inspection/treatment will be necessary. With Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations a combination of residual barriers may be used.

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter AntPhysical Characteristics

Carpenter worker ants are 1/8″ – 1/2″ long and Queens are 1/2″ – 5/8″ long, black in color.

Behavior

Carpenter ants occur in large colonies with several queens. Colony nests can be found in wall voids, insulation, rotting fence posts, decaying trees and can be very destructive to timbers; they will forage up to 300 feet from the nest. Carpenter ants are attracted to honey dew, fruit and plant juices, sweets, eggs, meat and insects best slimming aids.

Treatment

Most infestations of Carpenter ants can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.

Black Widow Spider

Black Widow SpiderPhysical Characteristics

The adult female is about 1/2″ including an almost spherical abdomen about 1/4″-3/8″ in diameter with overall length including legs of about 1 1/2″-1 3/8″. Females are black in color with identifiable marking of a red hourglass.

Behavior

Black Widows can be found in irregular webs and hang upside down or in sheltered places, such as under stones, firewood piles, under decking, hollow tree stumps, trees and rodent burrows. A favorite place is in barns, outhouses, henhouses, sheds, meter boxes, bricks, barrels and woodpiles.

Treatment

Part of the Clark’s Pest Control treatment is not only providing a residual barrier for the control of insects and spiders, but to also physically sweep down all accessible spider webs Look At This.