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Paper Wasp

Paper WaspPhysical Characteristics

Paper wasps are large (1-inch long), slender wasps with long legs and a distinct, slender waist. Background colors vary, but most western species tend to be golden brown, or darker, with large patches of yellow or red.Movie All Is Lost (2013)

Behavior

Preferring to live in or near orchards or vineyards, they hang their paper nests in protected areas, such as under eaves, in attics, or under tree branches or vines. Each nest hangs like an open umbrella from a pedicel (stalk) and has open cells that can be seen from beneath the nest.  Paper wasp nests rarely exceed the size of an outstretched hand and populations vary between 15 to 200 individuals.

Treatment

Most species are relatively unaggressive, but they can be a problem when they nest over doorways or in other areas of human activity, such as fruit trees. Call Clark’s if you are experiencing a problem with paper wasps on your property. Our pest control service will take care of it.

Moths – The Indian Meal Moth / Clothes Moth

Physical Characteristics

The Indian meal moth adult wing spans vary, depending on the species – generally they are about 3/4″ – 1″, and forewings are bronze or copper in color while the upper third is yellowish-gray, with a dark band at the interface between the two.

Behavior

The most common of the moth family is the Indian meal moth, also known as Pantry and flour moths. Indian meal moths have the ability to get into surprisingly tight places. They are also notoriously difficult to get rid of.

The Webbing clothes moth and Casemaking clothes moth are considered fabric pests. The Casemaking clothes moth feeds on items made of both animal and plant materials whereas the webbing clothes moth feeds on synthetic and/or animal materials.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Clothes moth

Treatment

Prior to treatment for fabric pests, suspected clothing should be inspected and dry cleaned or washed in hot water and detergent as directed by the label.

If problem is a food/pantry problem, then cupboards need to be cleaned out and food inspected and/or discarded prior to treatment.

House Cricket

House CricketPhysical Characteristics

The adult House cricket is 3/4″ to 7/8″ long. They are typically light yellowish brown with 3 dark crossbands on the head.

Behavior

The House cricket’s name comes from the fact that this cricket often enters homes where they can survive indefinitely, hence the House cricket. The house cricket feeds on wool, cotton and synthetics, resulting in large areas of fabric being eaten.

The House cricket typically lives outdoors during warm weather; when cold weather is approaching, they seek refuge inside homes and sheds.

Their presence is often indicated by the male’s chirping sound which occurs either day or night and is known as a calling song used to attract females.

Treatment

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

Fly

HouseflyPhysical Characteristics

The most common fly is the house fly. It is black and about 1/4″ inch long. The sex of a house fly can be determined by the distance between their eyes (females are wider). Also, the female is usually larger than the male.

Behavior

Flies have been known to migrate up to 20 miles, although typically they will stay within 1-2 miles from their release point or larval habitat. Flies are attracted to buildings or dwellings via air currents and odors with their preferred temperature being 83 degrees; on cooler days flies are usually found around doors and windows of dwellings.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

During the day, flies will fly or rest less than 5 feet above ground; whereas at night, they tend to fly and rest above 5 feet. Flies have been known to harbor over 100 different diseases ranging from typhoid fever to salmonellosis.

Treatment

Most infestations of flies can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control in conjunction with the treatment of any pests.

Field Cricket

Field CricketPhysical Characteristics

The adult Field cricket varies in size from 1/2″ to 1 1/8″ long. They are typically black but vary from brownish yellow or straw in color.watch full Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015 movie online

Behavior

The Field cricket is mostly known for severely damaging and destroying field crops and vegetable crops.

Field crickets can be found outdoors in moist situations such as mulched areas, unweeded plant beds, in and around woodpiles, stones, debris, etc.

Their presence is often indicated by the male’s chirping sound which occurs either day or night and is known as a calling song used to attract females.

Treatment

Most infestations of crickets 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.

Camel Cricket

Camel CricketPhysical Characteristics

The adult Camel cricket is 1/2″ to 1 1/4″ long and has an arched back. They are typically light to dark brown in color.

Behavior

The Camel cricket’s name comes from their humped back, similar to a camel. The Camel cricket can be found outdoors in cool moist situations such as under mulch, stones, railroad ties, woodpiles and debris. Around the home they can be found in wells, pipes, under A/C units, concrete pads, sheds, basements, utility rooms, crawlspaces, garages and attics, often invading the home in hot and dry weather.

Indoors, the Camel cricket has been known to damage and/or destroy fabrics.

Treatment

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