• Doug the Bug, Termite, Pest Control And Do it Yourself Pest Control Store | Clearwater FL |
  • Doug the Bug, Termite, Pest Control And Do it Yourself Pest Control Store | Clearwater FL |
  • Doug the Bug, Termite, Pest Control And Do it Yourself Pest Control Store | Clearwater FL |
  • Doug the Bug, Termite, Pest Control And Do it Yourself Pest Control Store | Clearwater FL |

Know Your Insects

The German Cockroach

The problem with German roaches is that due to their characteristics, they require specialized pesticides and treatment procedures, that we utilize, to obtain control. This includes baiting, a crack and crevice treatment, and other detailed tricks (only revealed to our customers upon treatment).

Adult German cockroaches are 1/2 to 5/8 inch long and tan to light brown (Fig. 1). Although they have fully developed wings, they do not fly. Nymphs are similar in appearance to adults except that they are smaller and lack wings. The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of the head to the wings. It is usually found in kitchens (near dishwashers, stoves, and sinks) and in bathrooms.

German cockroaches usually prefer a moist environment with a relatively high degree of warmth. The insects are mostly scavengers and will feed on a wide variety of foods. They are especially fond of starches, sweets, grease, and meat products. In many locations, garbage is a principal food source. As with other species, German cockroaches are mostly active at night, when they forage for food, water, and mates. During the day they hide in cracks and crevices and other dark sites that provide a warm and humid environment. They normally produce 30 to 48 baby roaches per hatching, making them one of the hardest roach to control due to there rapid rate of reproduction

This is a nasty seen in someones house (this problem did not just happen over night). If you are seeing this please call the office to set up an appointment or come in to the store so we can help you get your house back in order. Every day you wait to take care of your german roach problem allows the bug to mate and birth new bug you or I will have to kill.

Subterranean Termites


 

Deer Ticks

Deer tick eggs hatch in the spring or summer beginning in April. The larvae from these eggs are very small, about 0.7mm or 0.025 inch long. The larva, like all stages of the deer tick, are blind and parasitic: they feed on the blood of mammals, reptiles and birds. The larva (which has 6 legs) “quests” for its blood meal by climbing up a stalk of grass or brush, then awaits the passage nearby of a host animal; any animal which brushes against the larva’s perch becomes a host. A deer tick larva can wait for its meal for up to about 5 months before it dies from starvation or dehydration.Making it one of the most difficult bugs to kill because of the fact they can hide in your house for months undetected. Making treatment very difficult.