Pest Identification Edmonton

Ants
  • One of the most popular of indoor pests.
  • Over 12,000 different species worldwide.
  • Pest management processes vary depending on species.
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Centipedes
  • 8,000 species of centipedes can be found worldwide
  • Found primarily outdoors under stones, dead wood, inside logs etc.
  • The biggest in the world, the Amazonian giant centipede is capable of eating lizards, frogs, birds, mice, and even bats.
Bees
  • Over 20,000 species of bees can be found worldwide.
  • Attempting to remove any nests on your own is not recommended.
  • Stinging, flying, pollinating insect.
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Beetles
  • They feed on plant matter or decaying animals.
  • The largest number of known species in the world between 5-8 million.
  • Can be found in almost any habitat.
Crickets
  • Feed on organic decay and plant matter.
  • Over 900 species worldwide.
  • Crickets can damage young seedlings.
Sow Bugs
  • Feeds mostly on plant matter.
  • Over 5,000 known species worldwide.
  • Usually found where moisture is present in dark places.
Earwigs
  • Feeds on insects, plant matter, fruit, and waste.
  • Over 1,800 species can be found worldwide.
  • Typically found where excessive moisture is present.
Fleas
  • Small bodies (1/16 to 1/8 inch in size) blood-sucking insects.
  • Excellent at jumping, they can leap onto their prey.
  • Prey on dogs, cats, and human beings.
Flies
  • Common nuisance flies include the house fly, fruit fly, black fly and horse fly.
  • They feed on animal waste, garbage, and decaying plant material.
  • Can transmit bacteria and viruses.
Lice
  • Over 3,000 species of Lice can be found worldwide.
  • Three of which are classified as transmitters of human disease.
  • Lice, also known as Nit.
Mice
  • They enter homes and businesses in search of food and shelter.
  • Transmit disease through parasites and feces.
  • Belongs to the rodent family.
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Millipedes
  • They feed on decaying leaves and organic matter.
  • Signs of damage can be the stripping of the outer layers of a plant.
  • Common residential garden pest.
Mosquitoes
  • Known transmitters of diseases, killing millions every year.
  • Over 3,500 species can be found worldwide.
  • Eliminating standing water in areas around your yard can provide control.
Moths
  • Over 150,000 to 250,000 different species worldwide.
  • Most known as a pest to blame for damage to clothing.
  • They feed on decaying plant material, stored food and fabric material.
Rats
  • Rats contaminate food and spread disease.
  • They can cause extensive damage to structures.
  • DIY removal is not recommended. Contact a pest control professional.
Cockroaches
  • Roaches reproduce extreme rate and try to stay out of sight.
  • They cause allergic reactions and aggravate asthmatic people.
  • One of the most common household pests.
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Silverfish
  • Small wingless insects about a 1 half of an inch to one inch in size.
  • They feed on carbohydrates like sugar and starch.
  • Found in homes where moisture is present such as kitchens, showers or bathrooms.
Spiders
  • Large presence can be a sign of a more serious pest problem.
  • Predator insect, they feed on other pests.
  • Over 40,000 spider species can be found worldwide.
Ticks
  • Transmit diseases like Lyme disease, and HGE, Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis.
  • They feed on the blood of animals and humans.
  • They can be found in tall grass and wooded areas.
Wasps
  • Predator insect. Winged, flying, and capable of stinging multiple times.
  • There are over 75,000 species of wasps worldwide.
  • Their nests can be found either above or below ground level.
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Bed Bugs
  • Wingless crawling insect, not known to transmit disease but can cause adverse effects.
  • They feed exclusively on the blood of humans and animals.
  • Can be found in any structure humans inhabit.
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