Buzz Kill Pest Control feels it is important to bring attention to the pests you may be seeing this time of year. There are always pests, no matter the season, but as we enter the fall there is definitely an increase in certain pests. Here is a little information about two of them.
Earwigs are found throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. There are roughly 1800 species recorded. Earwigs typically have a pair of pincers at their abdomen (rear) called cerci, as well as a small pair of membranous wings that fold under its forewings. They rarely fly, even though they have the ability.
The name “earwig” is a translation of old English meaning “ear insect”. This is due to an old wives tale that these creatures would travel through the ear and burrow into a humans brain to lay their eggs. It is VERY rare that an earwig will crawl into a human ear, as it prefers dark damp areas rather than your bedrooms.
Earwigs live about one year from hatching. They begin to mate in fall. The male and female live in a chamber of debris, crevices or soil. A female may lay up to 80 eggs in 2 days. She continually cleans the eggs to protect them from any fungi growth. These eggs hatch within 7 days.
Buzz Kill Pest Control has a variety of treatment to rid your property and home of these creepy crawlies.
Wolf spiders are very common pests in your yard and home. They are a very solitary insect. They are opportunistic hunters and eat prey as they find it. Their eyes are reflective and can be seen at night by shining a flash light at them. They are often found in and around the baseboards of your home. These spiders are poor climbers. They tend to be found inside during the cooler weather as they are looking to get warm. Now that fall is here, Buzz Kill Pest Control is seeing an increase already in the amount of customer sightings.
The toxicity of Wolf Spider bites is mild. Medical treatment is rarely required. However, their bites can be painful. Symptoms are usually swelling, mild pain and some itching. They are considered relatively harmless to humans.
Wolf spiders habitat can range greatly from inland to coastal. Most Wolf spiders are nomadic wanderers without having permanent homes. Some build burrows which can have trap doors, some live in holes or create turret like structures. They have been known to use pebbles and leaves to protect themselves from flood waters. They live in wet coastal forests, alpine meadows and suburban gardens, arid climates to moist woodlands.
Buzz Kill Pest Control encounters these spiders on a daily basis and have proven methods and processes to eliminate the threat of Wolf spiders to encroach on your home. Often customers confuse these with Brown Recluse spiders so, if you are ever unsure of what you are dealing with, let Buzz Kill Pest Control come take a look and recommend the best treatment to eradicate these ugly biters from your property.