Carpenter, pavement and pharaoh ants can be a major problem in homes and institutions such as hotels, hospitals or apartment complexes. They nest in warm locations that are hard to reach such as walls, subfloor areas, wall sockets, attics, cracks and crevices and behind baseboards and furniture.
Adult bed bugs are 3/16" long and ovate; coloration is rusty-red or mahogany. The female lays one to five eggs per day and 200-500 within her lifetime. Eggs hatch within 7 days. Development time from egg to adult is as little as 21 days and can live for as long as a year.
German cockroaches are the most common household insect. They typically infest kitchen and bathrooms but will live anywhere inside heated structures where there is food, water and harborage. To help control cockroach populations, its imperative to eliminate the food, water they require for survival. Cleanup to remove food residue around appliances. Removing clutter can prove effective to help reduce cockroach populations within your home or office.
The rock dove, commonly referred to as a pigeon is approximately 13 inches long, with its colour varying from white to black and can live from 4 to 12 years. Pigeons prefer flat and smooth surfaces, such as roof tops, for resting and feeding. Their acidic droppings can cause significant damage to equipment, painted building surfaces, marble, limestone and other material surfaces.
The house is 3-4 inches long. Female house mouse reach sexual maturity in 35 days and averages eight litters per year, each of which averages six young. Major health risk associated with house mice are Salmonella contaminations and leptospirosis.