Are you curious to know what you just spotted crawling across your kitchen floor? Concerned about what kind of pests may be hiding in your walls or otherwise causing damage to your property? Suspicious about whether or not you might have bed bugs? Pest identification can be tricky for even the most experienced professional but our Pest Library should prove to be a handy tool for the average bug identifier.
Parasitic pests are insects, and even plants in some cases, that feed on another living organism that is usually larger in size than the parasite.
Thankfully, we have gotten rid of most types of dangerous parasites that can harm humans significantly. However there are still some parasitic insects that are common in our homes, offices or commercial places.
These parasites are not lethal but some of them feed on human blood and they can cause a great deal of irritation, itching and stress.
The mosquito gets a very bad reputation but for good reason. It has often been consideredone of the biggest killers on the planet and the most deadly animal in the world. With a single bite, a mosquito can cause great epidemics by spreading several devastating diseases. These include West Nile Virus, Malaria, Chikungunya and even Heartworm in pets.
As mosquitoes are able to fly and usually come out at night, it can be difficult to control and get rid of them. Due to changes in climate, mosquito populations have started growing around the world. The U.S. is no exception. South Florida, Texas and the west coast in particular have seen an increase in mosquitos. This has been made even worse by the number and severity of the hurricanes that hit our area.
Mosquitoes love marshy, swampy wetland. It is their breeding ground. A single adult female can lay hundreds of eggs throughout her lifecycle, often in batches spread over water surface. An egg can grow into an adult mosquito within 2 – 4 weeks depending on weather conditions and species of mosquito.
There is no permanent solution to get rid of these pests unless there is a drastic change in weather conditions. Draining out swamps and wet areas with standing water can proportionately drop the mosquito population from an area, but it never gets completely rid of the population.
Pointe Pest Control provides a number of mosquito control services that can significantly drop the presence of mosquitos in your home, condo or office building. Our methods are effective and we guarantee that you will be pest free in no time.
Just like mosquitoes, ticks are annoying vectors that cause transmission of disease and infections. Although mosquito-borne disease affects are very serious, theyonly a few thousand individuals in the US each year. The effects of disease caused by ticks afflict tens of thousands of Americans each year.
Ticks operate slightly different than mosquitoes. They do not simply grab a blood meal from their host and go their way. Ticks have tiny beak-like projections that they plunge into the skin of their host.
Depending on its species, a tick may feed on the host’s blood for hours, days or even weeks at a time. There is a guide from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on how to remove a tick promptly. If you suspect that there might be ticks on your property, get in touch with our professional tick control services to get rid of the problem quickly.
Ticks can become a serious threat as they easily travel across outdoor landscapes. They can latch onto pets that enter our homes and then land on a human host. The insect can spreading Lyme disease, Erlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, as well as other tick-borne diseases.
Bedbugs are parasitic insects that belong to the cimicid family. They feed exclusively on blood. The term bed bug itself is usually used to refer to members of the genus Cimex of which Cimexlectularius is the most commonly known as it prefers to feed on human blood. There are other bug species that are specialized to feed on other animals, such as bats.
Bedbugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. They had been removed in the developed world in the 1940s but with the onset of extensive urbanization, their numbers have increased drastically. As infestation of human habitats has been on the increase, there have been increasing reports of bed bug bites and related conditions in recent times.
Bedbugs usually prefer warm environments where they can easily breed. They are especially used to hiding near or inside of beds and bedding or other sleeping areas. Bedbugs are more active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal creatures like mosquitoes. The bugs are able to feed on their hosts without being noticed and people usually don’t get an itch until after the bugs are gone. People with less sensitive skin don’t get an itch even afterwards.
Although bedbugs are not dangerous, there are a few adverse health effects that may result from bed bug bites. These include skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bedbugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms.
Pointe Pest Control can help eradicate all kinds of parasitic pests that may be causing problems in your property. Our trained professionals are very experienced and will get to your premises within hours to fix your pest problems.