Cockroaches have flat, oval-shaped bodies with a small heads and six long legs. Cockroaches spread dangerous bacteria, including E. Coli and salmonella. Cockroaches are nocturnal so place out a Green Earth® Crawling Insect Trap & Monitor to monitor their activity at night. During the day, they hide in cracks, beneath appliances, around garbage, and in moist areas like drains and bathrooms. Roaches enter your house on second-hand furniture, grocery bags, or corrugated boxes, but most often migrate up from sewers. Since roaches can survive on very little food, it’s best to keep living areas free of food scraps. Clean up garbage, empty cat litter regularly, and don’t leave pet food out overnight. Cockroaches love moisture so keep your house dry by fixing leaking pipes and faucets, and employing a dehumidifier in the basement. Plug cracks in the bathroom with caulking, and treat cracks and crevices were the roaches may hide with Wilson® OneShot® Ant, Roach & Crawling Insect Killer, or Wilson® Home Pest Control. If the infestation persists, then roaches may be entering from adjacent buildings or apartments where the problem is not being treated. Treatment of the entire building may be necessary
Ants parading across the driveway are a common site and evoke a sense of wonder that a tiny insect can be so strong. But ants can be a big problem if they get into your kitchen. Attracted by sweets and starchy foods, or affected by extreme conditions like flooding or drought can quickly cause ants to relocate their colony inside your home. In order to eliminate an ant problem you must destroy the entire colony by killing the queen, the mother of all of the ants in the colony. Colonies can be located by watching where ants return to with food. To control place Wilson® AntOut® Ant Traps or Wilson® AntOut® Liquid Ant Bait along their know trails or near where you think they are entering. It is a common occurrence for it to look like you are getting more ants when baiting. Don’t disturb them, as the more ants that feed on the bait, the quicker the knockdown. To deter them from coming indoors treat the foundation of the building, and around doors and windows with Wilson® OneShot® Ant, Roach & Crawling Insect Killer.
Spiders can be identified by their 8 legs. Spiders in the garden can help in reducing the number of insects that may attack your plants, but in the home they can be a big nuisance. Some people are even allergic to spider bites. To eliminate them from your home, treat cracks and crevices around doors and windows, or other areas where spiders may enter with a Wilson® OneShot® SpiderBan® product. Once treated it’s best to remove webs from infested areas and vacuum to remove eggs. Destroy or dispose of the contents of the vacuum bag to prevent them from returning.
Earwigs are reddish-brown insects with pincers at the rear of their body. Earwigs thrive in moist, shady locations, such as bathrooms, kitchens, under your garden planters, or under your shade loving plants. A light dusting weekly under you planters, pots and plants, or into cracks and crevices where they are hiding, with Green Earth® Slug & Bug Insect Killer Dust will greatly reduce their numbers. They enter your house through cracks, especially during spells of hot, dry weather so take a moment in the spring to chalk them up. For good control in the garden and in areas where it is still allowable try using Wilson® Earwig & Cutworm Destroyer. A small mound under a flat stone or board, in a shady area, will attract them ultimately eliminating them during the day as they hide. To prevent them from entering your home spray the foundation with Wilson® OneShot® Ant, Roach & Crawling Insect Killer Aerosol.
Silverfish are easily identified by three long “antenaelike” tails, and their silvery fish like appearance. Silverfish can destroy fibers in your home. They require a humidity level of 75 to 95% to survive and are commonly found in attics, basements, bathtubs, sinks & showers. Putting a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture will help, as they like to feed on the glues in wallpaper or book bindings, and starches in carpets or clothing. To prevent or controls it is best to treat these storage areas with Wilson® OneShot®Ant, Roach & Crawling Insect Killer, or dust into areas where they could be hiding with Green Earth® Homecare® Ant, Roach & Crawling Insect Killer Dust. Recommended products:
Fleas are approximately 2.5mm long and can be found in various shades of brown. They are spread by contact with an infested animal, or by contact with infested clothing or furniture. Flea larvae hatch from eggs and then enter a pupa stage. Adult fleas emerge at the optimal time, in anywhere from one week to one year, once they sense a host is be nearby. Affected pets need to be treated before you can fix the infestation in your home. To eliminate fleas thoroughly vacuum all affected area, wash all pet bedding and treat in cracks and crevices with CIL® Flea Killer Surface Spray. It contains an insect control that prevents nymphs from reaching the adult breeding stage
Bed bugs are usually no more than 4 to 5 mm (1/8 to ¼-inch) in length in their adult state. They may cause itchy bites, and can engorge themselves with human blood in less than 15 minutes — causing their bodies to fill to as much as three times their usual size. Bed bugs are a big problem in large cities and apartment buildings. The most common way a bed bug will enter your home is through international travel, or by travelling from a nearby infested unit. But you can also bring bedbugs home with you by being around someone else whose home is infested. To identify bed bug infestations look for the following: molted bed bud skins, fecal spots, or the bugs themselves along mattress seams, behind head boards, and along baseboards. For effective control; launder all fabrics or let them heat up in the dryer for 1 hour on high. Vacuum the affected area thoroughly, dispose of the vacuum bag and spray or dust with GreenEarth® Homecare® Bed Bug products.