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When you call SpherePest for rodent control services, your expert technician will take each of the following steps:
A German cockroach and her young can produce 300,000 more cockroaches in one year which understandably can become a big problem.
What is special about cockroaches?
There are More Than 4,000 Different Cockroach Species Worldwide(but common species is German Cockroach, American Cockroach and Brown Banded Cockroach).
A Cockroach Can Live for Week Without Its Head
A Cockroach Can Hold Its Breath for 40 Minutes
They Can Run Up to Three Miles in an Hour
Newborn German Cockroaches Become Adults in as Little as 36 Days
A One-Day-Old Baby Cockroach Can Run Almost as Fast as Its Parents
The American Cockroach Has Shown an Attraction to Alcohol
The World’s Largest Roach is Six Inches Long
Cockroaches are Really Old (Its Orginated more than million years ago)
Cockroaches Can Live Without Food for One Month
Understanding the cockroach life cycle can help you determine what is actually happening on your property, we also share some great tips for preventing cockroaches from co-habituating with you!
The cockroach life cycle is comprised of three developmental phases, the egg, nymph and the adult stage. Most cockroaches are oviparous — their young grow in eggs outside of the mother’s body. In these species, the mother roach carries her eggs around in a sac called an ootheca, which is attached to her abdomen. This sac contains anywhere between 6 and 40 eggs.
Depending on the species, the ootheca can either remain attached to the cockroach until the eggs are ready to hatch or deposited in a hidden place where the eggs will hatch. Other roaches are ovoviviparous. Rather than growing in an ootheca outside of the mother’s body, the roaches grow in an ootheca inside the mother’s body. Yikes!
After 6-8 weeks, immature cockroaches known as nymphs emerge from the case. They are mostly white in colour and will gain their brown colour as they age. These nymphs will feed and go through a series of moultings over a period of one year as they develop into adults. Food in the home and even pet food can sustain a cockroach. The adult cockroach can live 1-2 years.
Termites never sleep. They build their colonies 24 hours a day, every day, until they die.
The largest termite colony ever recorded contained over three million termites.
Each year, termites inflict more than 5 billion dollars worth of property damage.
Termites also use vibrations to communicate with one another. When soldier sense a threat, they tap or bang their heads against the colony’s tunnel walls, creating vibrations to warn the rest of the colony.
Some varieties of termite species have existed on earth for over 250 million years.
There are over 2,700 termite species in the world.
Some termite species’ queens can lay 15 to 25 eggs per minute–and over 40,000 per day.
Termite queens have the longest lifespan of any insect in the world. Some termite queens may live between 30 and 50 years, reproducing annually and founding numerous colonies.
Queen termites from the Termitidae family can produce 10 million eggs per year.
Termites are wood-destroying insects of the Isoptera infraorder. There are three common types of termite: damp wood, dry wood, and subterranean. The Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite species in our country. They usually measure between ¼ and ½ of an inch long and range from white to light brown in color.
Within a subterranean termite colony, there are three groups, or “castes” of colony members: workers, soldiers, and reproductives. Workers gather food, soldiers build shelter, and reproductives produce and tend to the larvae. The colony’s king and queen are the primary reproductives.
Termites require a constant source of moisture while they work their way through wood. If you have termites, it’s probably because some of the wood around your building is wet from plumbing leaks, condensation from humidity, excessive runoff, or another source of moisture.
There are several ways termites can get inside your home. Termites frequently carve tunnels through vulnerable wood in door frames or porch steps to access interior wood. They can also enter through cracks in the foundation and in brick mortar. Termites only need 1/16″ to pass through your foundation and reach the wood.
Mosquitoes are flying insects within the order Diptera. They have segmented bodies with one pair of wings, three pairs of long, hair-like legs, and elongated mouthparts. Mosquitoes range in size from about ⅜ to ½ an inch. Female mosquito mouthparts form long piercing-sucking proboscis. However, male mosquitoes do not have the ability to pierce the skin.
There are approximately 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world; about 176 types of mosquitoes can be found in the United States. The most common species of mosquitoes are:
There are several reasons for a mosquito infestation in your yard. These pesky pests could be swarming around your property because your yard has:
Mosquitoes can easily enter houses through a broken window, door screens, holes in the foundation, exhaust vents, and more. Mosquitoes enter your home for the same reason they’re spending time in your yard: you have shelter and standing water. House plants, leaking pipes, and toilets can all be used for breeding grounds.
Not only are mosquitoes a total nuisance that cause itchy bumps when they sting, they can also carry diseases that are harmful to humans. On top of that, a few of the diseases they transmit can afflict dogs including heart worms and West Nile virus. This is why it’s important to get a mosquito infestation taken care of right away!
The two most common pest rodents are rats and mice. Rats and mice look and behave similarly and are primarily distinguished by size. Both are small, plump, and have thin grey, brown, or black fur. Common mice measure around 3 inches long, whereas common rats measure around 6 inches long.
Rats and mice are widely distributed on every continent except for Antarctica. They are common pests because they frequently depend on human settlements for food, water, and shelter. These pest rodents can infest homes and businesses all year.
Rodent incisors never stop growing. To keep their teeth sharp, rats and mice have to gnaw on something constantly. Unfortunately, they may choose to gnaw on your food, furniture, carpet, boxes and bags, or–worst of all–your electrical wiring. Rodent gnawing may damage your belongings or even start electrical fires.
Rodents are also notoriously dirty. Their fluids, waste, and nesting material may contain human-transmittable diseases, and they may carry fleas and other pests into your home. Once established, rats and mice will also reproduce inside homes continuously, further exacerbating the problems and damage they cause.
Mice can enter a home or building through a crack as small as ¼ of an inch. They’ll seek harborage in buildings and homes if they can find adequate food and water supplies and ideal nesting conditions inside. The most common mice species that enter your premises is House Mouse.
Rats are very dependent on humans for their survival. They enter into buildings through tiny cracks and crevices in search of shelter, food, and water. If these necessities are available, rats will take up residence indoors anywhere. The most common rats that enter our homes are Roof Rats & Norway rats.