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Pest control


Vexcon Inc.
animal and pest control
|
common pests and insects
and tips on how to control

Insects

Have problems with any of the pests below?
Contact Vexcon! pests@vexconinc.com


Type Common Problems Control
Ants li Ants have three distinctive body
  regions: Head, thorax (middle), &
  abdomen (rear). The long pin like
  section between the thorax &
  abdomen is called the “pedicel”.
li Ants are divided into two groups
  determined by one or two bumps
  on the pedicel called “nodes”.
li Ants with one node don’t sting,
  but ants with two nodes will.
li Use ant bait on the inside of
  home. The more bait used the better the results.
li For outside control use any residual insecticide around perimeter of home, under rocks & ground debris.
li For Fire ants drench the mounds with at least a gallon per mound.
Bees li Bees are generally hairy insects
  whereas wasps have a smooth non-
  hairy exoskeleton.
li Bees are social insects and will
  fight their enemies as a team.
li Africanized & native honeybees
  are about a half-inch long with
  black & yellow stripes.
li Call a beekeeper or professional exterminator (Vexcon!).
li Bees are too dangerous for a non professional to manage.
Crickets li House crickets are an inch long
  and black.
li Field crickets are identical in size
  but tan in color.
li Treat exterior perimeter of structure with any residual insecticide.
li Remove all unnecessary ground debris and cut down tall vegetation.
Earwigs li Earwigs are about an inch long and
  mostly blackish red in color.
li They have distinctive pinchers on
  the abdomen (rear) called “cerci”.
li Treat exterior perimeter of structure with any residual insecticide.
li Remove all unnecessary ground debris and cut down tall vegetation.
Millipedes li Millipedes have two legs per body
  segment.
li Treat exterior perimeter of structure with any residual insecticide.
li Remove all unnecessary ground debris and cut down tall vegetation.
li Remove ground moisture.
Roaches li American roaches are 1 ½ inches
  long & brownish red in color.
li Smokey Brown roaches are 1 ½
  inches long & blackish brown in
  color.
li German roaches are ¾ inch long &
  tan in color with a blonde strip on
  its head.
li Use roach bait inside & out everywhere roaches are seen.
li The more bait used the better the results.
Scorpions li Highly visible pair of pinchers &
  arched tail with stinger.
li Mostly tan to black in color.
li Treat exterior perimeter of structure with any residual insecticide.
li Remove all unnecessary ground debris and cut down tall vegetation.
li Remove ground moisture.
Silverfish li Silverfish are ¾ inch long & grayish
  tan in color. They infest cold
  damp areas.
li Firebrats are ¾ inch long & tan in
  color. They infest warm dry areas.
li Both species have three hairs that
  grow on the rear of the abdomen.
li Boric acid dust & baits are recommended where insects are visible.
Spiders li Spiders have eight legs instead of
  the insects six.
li The Black Widow is easily
  identified by its red hourglass
  markings.
li The Brown Recluse is tan with a
  dark brown violin marking on it’s
  back.
li Spray, hit or vacuum the spider directly on the inside of structures.
li Treat exterior perimeter of structure with any residual insecticide.
li Remove all unnecessary ground debris and cut down tall vegetation.
li Remove ground moisture.
Wasps li Wasps have hairless bodies unlike
  the hairy bees.
li Yellow Jackets live in the ground
  and are striped black & yellow.
li Hornets build aerial ball shaped
  paper nests and are black & white
  in color.
li Paper Wasps are flat paper nests
  in all colors & size.
li Call Vexcon!

These are just common pests that Vexcon deals with and generic tips and fixes to keeps these "problems" under control. Keep in mind, Vexcon can be there when you need them! Just go over to our contact page to get in touch with us.