The United States is home to an estimated 45 to 48 species of bats.  The three most common species are Myotis lucifugus (little brown bat), Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat), and Tadarida [...]

Roof Rats

Roof rats are quite remarkable and agile with an adult roof rat able to squeeze into your home through a hole as small as the size of a quarter and can live for up to 18 months, but most will die [...]


Skunks are crepuscular and solitary animals when not breeding, though in the colder parts of their range, they may gather in communal dens for warmth. During the day, they shelter in burrows [...]


A mouse infestation can be very frustrating for a homeowner and store bought traps and poisons can be very easily misused and even dangerous around a home. A pest professional with a thorough [...]


The box elder (or box elder) bug (sometimes called the garage beetle) is sometimes confused with “stink bugs”, a completely different type of pest. Instead, box elder bugs belong to a family [...]


Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as “true crickets”), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers, and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets(family Tettigoniidae) [...]

Carpet Beetle

The varied carpet beetle is a common household pest that is about 3 mm in length that can be a very serious household threat because it feeds on natural fibers and can specifically damage [...]


Moths can be a nuisance in your home as their larvae eat fabric such as clothes and blankets made from natural fibers like wool or silk or they infest your food products depending upon the type. [...]


Honey bees (or honeybees) are generally distinguished by the production/storage of honey as well as the construction of colonial nests made out of wax. Honey bees represent only a small fraction [...]


With the growing problem of West Nile Virus in the New Jersey and New York area we have all become painfully aware that mosquito bites are more than a nuisance. In fact, mosquitoes have had a [...]


Ticks are blood-feeding parasites that are often found in tall grass where they wait to attach to a passing host, whether it be an animal or a human. A tick will attach itself to its host by [...]


Most wasps are 3/4″-1″ in length, black or brown in color, with red and a few yellow markings. Wasps build a paper comb of cells that open downward and are common under window frames and decks. [...]

House Spider

Like black widows, the female S. grossa is 6-10.5 mm in length, and dark colored, with a round, bulbous abdomen. Typical coloration ranges from purplish-brown to black, with light-colored [...]


Fleas are wingless insects (1/16 to 1/8-inch (1.5 to 3.3 mm) long) that are agile, usually dark colored (for example, the reddish-brown of the cat flea), with tube-like mouth-parts adapted to [...]

House Fly

It is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world. It is [...]


Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Many tropical [...]

Black Carpenter Ant

Black carpenter ants are known to forage up to 100 yards in search of food. Workers are most active at night, traveling from their nest to a food source following trails. They do establish [...]

Bed Bug

A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.[7]They are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease [...]


Termites are a group of eusocial insects that were classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera (see taxonomy below), but are now classified either as the infraorder Isoptera, or as [...]