As the population of these plant parasites increases, so does the damage it causes to your crops. Not only are they known to damage agriculture, but they are also known to damage air conditioners, heat pumps, telephone junction boxes, traffic lights, gasoline pumps, and so on. They are attracted by electrical currents and when they become lodged or electrocuted by these objects it can cause a malfunction.
The carpenter ant resides both indoors and outdoors in moist, decaying or hollow woods. If this happens to be in the frame of your house, it could cause serious damage. They cut galleries in the wood to provide passageways from section to section in the wood, which can cause the damage in your house to occur faster.
You can find harvester ants in dirt mounds that are typically flat and broad. They remove all plant life around their mound to keep it from becoming shaded. A lack of vegetation is an easy way to spot harvester ant colonies. These ants can be aggressive and have a painful sting that can be harmful to people with allergies or to animals.
Odorous House Ant
The odorous house ant tends to colonize near heat sources and in insulation when indoors and under rocks and exposed soil when outdoors. Colonies can range from 100-10,000 in size, and the longer you wait to take action, the larger the population will get, making it a matter of weeks before the area can be cleared.
The pharaoh ant is known for being a major indoor nuisance. They are a huge problem in hospitals, because their small size allows them to access wounds and instruments, causing spread of infection or electrical interference. The nests of pharaoh ants are very small and usually occur under floors, behind baseboards, under stones, in cement wall voids, etc.
Asian Tiger Mosquito
The Asian tiger mosquito is one of the numerous types of pests that collectively fall into the group known as "invasive species." This mosquito is well established in most of the eastern states, and is equally prevalent in both urban and suburban communities. Found in the continental U.S. since the 1980's, this type of mosquito is thought to have hitched a ride in a cargo ship from Asia - and they are not afraid to bite.
NOTE: Newnan Pest Control does not treat for Bed Bugs!
The reasons to not like bed bugs are too numerous to list. The most important reason - they bite! Bed Bugs live by feeding off the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. And these bites will cause raised red bumps and welts, and can cause a burning sensation and itching.
Brown Dog Tick
The normal host of the brown dog tick is almost always a dog, but there are reports of the ticks getting on people who are in close contact with their pets. Brown dog tick females typically lay their eggs in protected areas behind baseboards, around window and door moldings or in furniture. Levels of infestation can become very high inside homes and other buildings.
Don't let the name deceive you; any household pet can be the host for a cat flea. A few fleas on the host cause little harm, but if the host becomes allergic they can develop flea allergy dermatitis. Urban wildlife, commonly seen in most suburban communities, often transfer this flea to pet cats and dogs. Cat fleas may be the intermediate hosts of the dog tapeworm in both cats and dogs.
Black Legged Tick, Deer Tick
Ever wonder how such a small insect like a tick can carry such a major disease? The deer tick is one of the major transmitters of Lyme disease in the Eastern United States. They are typically found in the woods, and wait for a host to pass by for them to attach onto for feeding. Your animals may bring these ticks into your home without you knowing it.