How long does a fly live?
Flies inside and around your home are a nuisance. Flies, such as house flies, are nasty and can transmit a number of diseases. Getting rid of flies quickly depends on properly identifying the type of fly you are dealing with.
Waiting on flies to die is usually not the best approach. Many types of flies can live up to 60 days. Flies also breed rapidly with new flies quickly replacing older and dying flies. Lifespans of common flies include: housefly 30 days, fruit fly 60 days, drain flies 30 days, and face flies 35 days.
How to get rid of bats from home?
Bats outside the home are great as they control large numbers of unwanted flying insects. Bats inside the home are another story. Once inside the home, bats can attempt to establish a colony breeding in large numbers. Bat guano is dangerous and both bat guano and bat urine have strong odors.
Getting rid of bats quickly and safely does not involve killing them as bats are a federally protected species. Installation of one-way bat arms allows bats to safely leave your home and not return. After all bats have left, structural repairs to eliminate all points of entry are critical to insuring bats do not attempt to re-enter.
Baby roaches in house?
Finding baby cockroaches in your home can be a sign of a more serious cockroach infestation. Once cockroaches, especially German roaches, start breeding an infestation can quickly grow out of control. Proper identification of the type of baby cockroach in your home is key to determining the best way to get rid of them.
German cockroaches are among the worst type of cockroach to have in your home as they are prolific breeders. Spraying for German cockroaches is only a temporary fix. Sanitation and cockroach bait specific for German roaches are the two best ways to get rid of German roaches for good.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs are excellent travelers and get into our homes in a number of different ways. The most common signs you have bed bugs include presence of live bed bugs, blood or fecal stains on sheets and mattresses, and bed bug bites. But how did bed bugs get into your home in the first place?
Bed bug infestations in your home can start with a recent business trip or vacation where they infest your luggage or clothing. Other ways include: kid’s backpacks for school, purses, recently purchased used furniture, and in moving boxes. If you live in a condo or apartment bed bugs can travel through walls from another unit.
Where do gnats come from?
Gnats are a common term used to describe a number of flying insects including fruit flies, drain flies, fungus gnats, black flies, no-see-ums, and midges. Proper identification of the type of gnat you have is key to getting rid of gnats. Insecticides can kill gnats, but getting rid of gnats for good often involves finding and removing their source of breeding.
Fruit flies and fungus gnats are two of the most common gnats we deal with inside of our homes. Fungus gnats live and breed in moist organic matter, often soil of potted plants. Fruit flies breed in rotting organic matter, such as fruits and garbage, as well as organic matter in sinks and drains.
How to tell if a spider is poisonous?
Most of the spiders we encounter around our Mississippi homes are not dangerous and very beneficial as they help control unwanted insects and flying pests. Some of the most common spiders that are harmless include: cellar spiders, jumping spiders, grass spiders, and hobo spiders. But what about dangerous spiders? Fortunately there are only a few including: black widow spider, brown recluse spider, and the wolf spider.
Fortunately, most of the venomous spiders you encounter have distinguishing characteristics that make them easily recognizable. The black widow spider is known for the red mark on its shiny black body. Many brown recluse spiders have a darker brown fiddleback mark on their abdomens. Wolf spiders are very larger and hairy at almost 2 inches in size.
Squirrel poop vs rat poop images?
Finding poop from an unknown rodent in your home or attic can be disconcerting. Properly identifying the type of poop will help you determine the next best steps to get rid of the invader. Squirrels and rats are two of the most common animals that invade homes, looking for food and shelter.
Rat droppings are mostly pellet-shaped and up to 3/4 inches long. Squirrel droppings are more round and cylindrical and only 3/8 in length. Once determining whether you have rats or squirrels in your home, trapping, glue boards, and snap traps are the next step.
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