Household Pest Library

Ants

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants, commonly referred to Common Ants, are usually seen around homes where there are adequate food and water sources. It is believed that these ants were brought to the United States upon merchant trade ships during the 1700s to 1800s. The Pavement Ant inhabits the soil from New England to the Midwest, and in the south through the Mid-Atlantic States to Tennessee.  Read more about Ants...

Bees and Wasps

Bees, Wasps, and Yellow Jackets are predatory, stinging insects and a nuisance to family life and outdoor living. Catseye Pest Control's Bee, Wasp and Yellow Jacket services have been designed to eliminate all active nesting and discourage future infestation. Our application will remove all active nesting from eves, siding, decks, window shutters, overhangs, gutters and exterior sheds.  Read more about Bees and Wasps...

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder Bugs are a nuisance because they will enter into homes and buildings in large numbers. Even though they do not bite people and are harmless to the physical structure of the house and property; they will stain walls, curtains, and other surfaces with their excrement. Some are drawn to moisture and may be found around houseplants but they will not feed on them. In the few cases when they do feed, it is doubtful that the Boxelder Bug will injure the indoor plants.  Read more about Boxelder Bugs...

Centipede Control & Millipede Control

Centipedes

Centipedes are commonly found in and around the home or places that have moisture build up. They are part of the arthropod family, with long, flattened, segmented bodies and fifteen pairs of very long, slender legs. The centipede is up to 1 1/2 inches long and has. Each leg is encircled by dark and white bands. They are brown to grayish-yellow in color with three dark stripes on top.  Read more about Centipede Control & Millipede Control...

Cluster Flies

The Cluster Fly is slightly larger than the Common House Fly at about 5/16ths of an inch long (7mm). There are no distinct lines or stripes behind the head, is non-metallic, light in color and the abdomen has irregular light and dark gray areas. These flies appear during late autumn, winter, and early spring at windows and in rooms not frequently used. When crushed, they leave a greasy spot on upholstery, carpets and wood surfaces.  Read more about Cluster Flies...

Cockroach Extermination

Cockroaches are one of the world’s oldest insects dating back 200 million years through fossil records. Cockroaches have wings, six legs, and two antennae. A Cockroach likes to eat sweet and floury foods and hang out in dark, wet places. A cockroach can survive a month or more without food, but less than two weeks without water.  Read more about Cockroach Extermination...

Drywood Termites

Earwigs

Earwigs are beetle-like, short-winged, fast moving creatures that range in size from about a 1/2 inch to 1 inch in length. Earwigs usually hide in cracks, crevices, under bark or in similar places during the day, but are active foragers at night. They are scavengers, looking for armyworms, aphids, mites and scales, food scrapes or dead insects but they will occasionally feed on plants.  Read more about Earwigs...

Elm Leaf Beetle Control

Elm leaf beetle can seriously affect the health of Elm trees if the infestation is left alone. The larvae “skeletonize” the leaf surface while the adults chew entirely through the leaf. Not only does this process eliminate summer shade, reduce the aesthetic value of trees, and causes annoying leaf drop; frequent, widespread defoliation throughout the tree, weakens the Elm, causing tree’s health to decline rapidly.  Read more about Elm Leaf Beetle Control...

Fleas

Fleas are able to sense an animal's body heat, movement, and breathe in order to find places to live and breed. Fleas can be found on humans, cats, dogs, opossums, rats and other rodents. They are known to have incredible jumping power, jumping up to 150 times the length of their body to get to a new food source.  Read more about Fleas...

Florida Scorpions

Indian Meal Moth Control (Pantry Moth Control)

The Indian Meal Moth is a small, grayish-brown moth common in many homes and food distribution warehouses. The caterpillar stage feeds on nuts, herbs, coarsely ground grains, dried herbs. Pet foods, dried fruits and nuts are also highly favored. The Indian Meal Moth may also breed in ornamental items made of dried flowers or seeds.  Read more about Indian Meal Moth Control (Pantry Moth Control)...

Mosquitoes

Arguably, the Mosquito is the most annoying pest. Nothing can ruin a summer barbeque more than a mosquito or two “eating you alive.” The Mosquito goes through four developmental stages; the egg, larva, pupa and adult. The female needs a blood meal before laying eggs. The female will lay the eggs in standing water, such as lakes, puddles or even that build up of water in your gutters. So the more rain, the more mosquitoes there will be. Once the juvenile is mature, it can live for four to eight weeks.  Read more about Mosquitoes...

Palm Rat Control

Palm Rats, also known as Roof Rats, are the leading rodent pest in Florida and in other tropical climates. Palm Rats are climbers and prefer to nest off the ground in trees. They also prefer fruit as their main food source, and for this reason their name comes from Palm Trees.  Read more about Palm Rat Control...

Palmetto Bug Control

You probably have seen a Palmetto Bug before, just under a different identifying name, the American Cockroach. Unlike other its other roach relatives, these roaches do not scatter when you turn on the lights. Luckily, the Palmetto Bug is easier to kill than its smaller roach relatives like the German Cockroach. Unlike the German Cockroach, males and females are about 1 ½ inches long, has wings and will sometimes fly, though it prefers running.  Read more about Palmetto Bug Control...

Pill Bugs

Pill Bugs, more commonly known as Woodlice or Sow bugs, are familiar backyard pests. Pill Bugs are classified as terrestrial Isopods and belong to the class Crustacea. Other, more familiar crustaceans are e lobsters, crabs, and shrimp. The crustaceans are part of a larger group, Arthropoda, or jointed-legged animals. All arthropods have a tough outer cuticle, a trunk divided into segments, and limbs which have flexible joints.  Read more about Pill Bugs...

Powder Post Beetles

Powder Post Beetles are found all over the world with eleven species found in the United States alone. Powder Post Beetles are the most common and widespread of the wood-boring beetles in the United States. Adult Powder Post Beetles range from a 1/8th of an inch to 1/4th of an inch in size and larvae are usually less than a 1/4th of an inch long. When fully matured, Powder Post Beetles slender and flattened in shape with short antennae and are reddish brown to black in color. The larvae, which are left behind in the cracks of the wood by the adults, are cream colored and slightly C-shaped.  Read more about Powder Post Beetles...

Silverfish

A Silverfish is not actually a fish. It simply takes its name from its silvery color and its fish like movements as it scurries about at night. Silverfish are soft bodied creatures and range from 13mm to 25mm in length. Silverfish are wingless, silvery to brown in color, covered with fine scales and have eyes. They like to live in moist, humid areas and can be found in basements, bathrooms, garages or attics.  Read more about Silverfish...

Spider Pest Control

Cellar Spider (Daddy Longlegs)

Cellar Spiders spin large, tangled webs in dark, damp areas, such as crawl spaces, basements, doorways, garages and sheds. Their extremely long legs make the spiders appear much larger, giving them their nickname “Daddy Longlegs” but in all actuality, the spider is only 3/4th of an inch in body length. They are pale, whitish or cream in coloring.  Read more about Spider Pest Control...

Tick Removal

Like all species of ticks, the Deer Tick requires a blood meal during each stage of development until they reach full maturity. Deer Ticks have a two year life cycle...  Read more about Tick Removal...