CENTIPEDES – PEST CONTROL

Centipedes are easy to spot by their elongated, worm-like body with their many pairs of legs. They can actually have anywhere from 15-177 pairs of legs with one pair per segment, depending on the species. Interestingly, they always have an odd number of pairs of legs. HABITS Centipedes typically overwinter outdoors in protected situations and lay their…

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Varroa Mites – A Danger to Bees

https://www.greenshield-pest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/video_bees_3706_73853_9044064_16x9_119P.mp4 VARROA MITES: A DANGER TO BEES - Untreated they can wipe out a bee colony within one to three years: Varroa mites are regarded as the greatest pest to the western honeybee. This animation explains how the tiny parasites threaten bees and explains what beekeepers can do about them. Beekeeper Ernst Caspari has 20 colonies of…

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Black Widow Spider Control

THE BLACK WIDOW SPIDER is active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but can survive lower temperatures with the right conditions. The black widow spider spins irregular webs, which is built at night near ground level. Once complete, these spiders hang upside-down in their webs. Threats Bites will only cause localized pain, however, if a…

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SILVERFISH CONTROL

Silverfish and firebrats are sometimes known as “bristletails.” The silverfish lives and develops in damp, cool places (prefer 75%–95% relative humidity), while firebrats prefer places above 90° F. Adult silverfish and firebrats are 1⁄2-inch in length. They are wingless insects with two long, slender antennae, and a flat carrot-shaped body, covered with scales, that tapers…

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CLOVER MITE CONTROL

The clover mite tribe can become pests indoors after heavy rain, excessive heat or a change in the season, which stimulate massive numbers to enter buildings. The mites appear as tiny moving dark spots to the naked eye, crawling around walls, windows and doors. Crushing the mites to kill them leaves a reddish spot. Fortunately,…

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