Tick


American Dog TickPhysical Characteristics

Unengorged adult female tick is 3/16″ long, the male being slightly smaller (about 1/8″). Body is oval in shape and color is brown with whitish to gray markings. Ticks are eight legged.

Behavior

The tick will not survive indoors; ticks found indoors have been brought in by its host, probably a dog. Adult ticks will crawl up grass or low vegetation and grasp on to any passing host and prefer larger mammals such as dogs, man, cattle, coyotes, hogs, horses, squirrels, etc.

Ticks may be attracted by the scents of animals and are most numerous along roads, paths and trails.movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015

Some of the diseases vectored by ticks include Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease, Powassan encephalitis, Relapsing Fever, Endemic Typhus and many others.

Treatment

Most infestations of ticks can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control in conjunction with the treatment of any pets.


Subterranean Termite


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The Subterranean termite swarmer is about 3/8″ long including wings. The body is dark brown to black in color.

The Subterranean termite soldier is about 3/8″ long with mandibles; the mandibles lack teeth.

Behavior

The Subterranean termite swarms during daylight and occurs during springtime. Colonies are located underground, usually below the frost line and above the water table and rock formations. The Subterranean termite builds mud tubes to travel through areas of adverse conditions and will run from the colony and the food source.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Treatment

Soil treatment with long residual insecticides to provide a chemical barrier is the most commonly used control or prevention method for subterranean termites.


Southern Fire Ant


Southern Fire AntPhysical Characteristics

Southern Fire ants are 1/16″-1/4″ long and queens are usually larger. The head and thorax are yellowish red and the abdomen is black in color.

Behavior

Typically the southern fire ant is ground nesting. However, the southern fire ant will nest outside in close proximity of the kitchen, in wood, soil, masonry, base of trees or shrubs and in clumps of grass and may gain access through HVAC systems, power in and outlets and pipes. Fire ants may also nest in Breaker panels and electrical junction and water boxes.

Fire ants prefer a high protein diet, typically, but will feed on almost everything, whether it is plant or animal. Southern fire ants have been known for eating electrical and phone lines seeking out the wire insulation as well as soiled clothing.

The southern fire ant is highly aggressive and has been known for attacking non-responsive residents and pets, such as the elderly and infants, inflicting injury.

Treatment

Treating fire ants should be handled by a trained license professional due to the southern fire ants’ aggressive nature.  In cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.


Silverfish and Firebrat


SilverfishPhysical Characteristics

Silverfish are shiny, silver or pearl gray, and firebrats are shiny, mottled gray. Adults of both are slender, wingless, soft-bodied insects 1/3 to 1/2 inch long. They have scaly bodies that taper gradually to the rear with two slender antennae in front and three long, thin appendages in back.

Behavior

During the day, both silverfish and firebrats hide. If the object they are hiding under is moved, they dart toward another hiding place. They come out at night to seek food and water. Items on their preferred menu are cereals, moist wheat flour, books, any paper on which there is glue or paste, sizing in paper (including wallpaper) and book bindings, and starch in clothing. They can live for several months without food. Silverfish and firebrats can be found in any part of the home. They hide in baseboards and around window and door frames from which they seek out food sources. Sometimes they are seen in the bathtub or sink.

Treatment

To keep silverfish and firebrats away, keep basements, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, especially shower stalls, clean and dry. Plug or putty holes or spaces around pipes. Repair leaks and drips in plumbing. Clean out closets periodically. Collections of magazines, papers, and books provide food for them. Occasionally, move books around in a bookcase. Keep foods in containers with tight lids. If you are encountering a resilient infestation of silverfish or firebrats, call Clark’s! Our pest control service will take care of the problem for you, guaranteed.


Pillbug


PillbugPhysical Characteristics

The adult Pillbug is about 1/4″ to 5/8″ long and has almost a slatted over lapping armor look to their body. In color, the Pillbug is slate gray.

Behavior

Pillbugs are often called roly-polys because they will roll up into a tight ball when disturbed and are not insects but land dwelling crustaceans.

Pillbugs are inactive and hidden during the day to reduce water loss and often found under trash, boards, rocks, flower pots, piles of grass clippings, flower bed mulch and around building exteriors.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Pillbugs gain access indoors by door thresholds and sliding glass doors. Once inside they usually do not survive more than a couple of days. The Pillbug is a scavenger and feeds on decaying organic matter and can occasionally injure young plants.

Treatment

Most infestations can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. (yard spray)


Pharaoh Ant


Pharaoh AntPhysical Characteristics

Pharaoh ants are 1/16″ long and are yellow to reddish in color. Queens are about 1/8″ long and slightly darker than workers.

Behavior

Indoors, the Pharaoh ant will nest near warm and humid areas in close proximity to food sources and commonly nest in inaccessible areas such as wall voids, under floors and in furniture. The Pharaoh ant will forage night or day and is a common problem in hotels, grocery stores, hospitals and apartment complexes.streaming film Rings 2017

Treatment

Most infestations of Pharaoh ants can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.


Pavement Ant


Pavement AntPhysical Characteristics

Worker ants are 1/16″ – 1/8″ long and Queens are 1/4″ long and black in color. The pavement ant gets its name from often nesting in pavement cracks.Watch The Channel (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Behavior

Pavement ant colonies are moderately large to larger in size containing 3,000-4,000 ants and will forage in trails up to 30 feet from their nest. Inside, the pavement ant will nest in walls, cracks in expansion joints, under baseboards, under floors, masonry and insulation.

Outside nesting may occur under stone, cracks in pavement and next to structures. The pavement ant will feed on anything – other insects, honeydew, seeds, plant sap, cheese, bread, nuts and even meat.

Treatment

Most infestations of Pavement ants can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.


Odorous House Ant


Odorous House AntPhysical Characteristics

Odorous house ants are 1/16″ to 1/8″ long and black in color. The odorous house ant is known for its pungent, rotten coconut like smell when crushed.film Kong: Skull Island download

Behavior

The odorous house ant colony may consist of several colonies with 100 to 100,000 ants and many queens. Outside odorous house ant nest in exposed soil, under objects such as lumber, brick and even in honey bee hives.

Inside, nests are usually found near sources of moisture in wall voids, near water heaters, plumbing and even under toilets. Odorous house ants feed primarily on insects (dead or alive), honeydew, plant secretion and seeds.

Treatment

Most infestations of odorous house ants can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.


Harvester Ant


Physical Characteristics

The harvester ants found in California range from 1/4 to 3/8 inches long, and are orange to reddish brown in color (P. californicus), red (P. occidentalis) or reddish black to black (P. rugosa). All harvester ants have barbed stingers.

Behavior

Harvester ants are urban pests, although they do not invade homes or structures. These ants nest in mounds, maybe covered with pebbles, charcoal or even fragments of dead vegetation that are used to retain heat. When they go off to forage, these ants will leave the nest one by one, heading off in different directions. The harvester ant’s name comes from its habit of stripping vegetation while collecting seeds, resulting in large bare spots in vegetation and lawns. The harvester ant can be aggressive when defending its nest, resulting in stings similar to a bee’s, and this ant will engage in long, drawn-out wars with other colonies. You might describe these ants as the ruffians of the bug world. And when you’re watching an old western movie and there’s a person staked out over an ant mound? The harvester ant is most likely the culprit.

Treatment

Treating harvester ants should be handled by a trained, licensed pest management professional, due to this ant’s aggressive nature. If you suspect you might have harvester ants, call Clark’s Pest Control, and our friendly technician will identify them for certain, before taking appropriate measures.


German Cockroach


German CockroachPhysical Characteristics

The adult German cockroach ranges from 1/2″ to 5/8″ long; their bodies are oval in shape and light brown to tan in color.

Behavior

The German cockroach is the most common of cockroaches and commonly found in structures. The German roach prefers warm and humid places such as kitchens and bathrooms. Infestations occur in areas where we eat, drink, watch TV and even sleep, making any food and/or water source a prime harborage area. The German cockroach is not only a nuisance but has also been known to be a disease carrier.

Treatment

Sanitation is the cornerstone to effective long lasting control of German cockroaches. This requires cooperation of the people living in the home as well as a complete interior treatment.

Conditions conducive to roach infestations need to be removed, and items in pantries and cupboards need to be removed to allow access to the harborage for the technician. The Clark’s technician will advise the customer on what they can do to help alleviate the problem as well as determining the best means of control.