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Fleas – Information & Control

What does a flea look like?

Fleas are small, flat, wingless parasites with three pairs of legs and are found worldwide. Adult fleas are about 1/8 of an inch long (1 to 3 mm). They are dark reddish-brown in color and have biting mouthparts. Since they cannot fly, they move by jumping from one place to another. In fact, fleas can jump as high as 8” vertically, about 150 times their own height. We would be jumping over buildings if we could do that! They can be very hard to spot

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Spider Facts & Information

Spiders are arachnids, a class of arthropods that also includes scorpions, mites, and ticks. There are more than 45,000 known species of spiders, found in habitats all over the world. Spiders range in size from the tiny Samoan Moss spider, which is 0.011-inch-long, to the massive Goliath bird-eater, a tarantula with a leg span of almost a foot!

Although they are seen as beneficial to our environment, many people do tend to have an inherent fear of spiders, known as Arachnophobia (an extreme and irrational fear of spiders and other arachnids

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Common Stinging Pests in the U.A.E.

Arabian Paper Wasp
Latin Name – Delta Campaniforme.
WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Arabian Paper Wasps can be identified by the characteristic three black spots on the head. Large compound darker yellow eyes.
LENGTH: Reaches up to 25mm in size.
COLOR: Antennae are yellow, rather long.
WINGS: Wings are clear with a yellow color.

 

Facts
Do they sting?

Unlike Yellow Jackets and hornets, which can be very aggressive, Arabian Paper wasps will generally only attack if they themselves or their nest are threatened. Since their territoriality can lead to attacks on people, and because their stings are quite painful

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Wasps and Hornets

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Wasps and Hornets are carnivores with constricted waists and little to no hair, appear smooth and shiny with a much more radiant yellow color. They feed on meat scraps, other insects, and spiders. Yellow Jackets, Paper Wasps, and Hornets are all Social wasp species that live in colonies. They make paper nests located in the ground, in a void, or hanging from a tree branch, depending on the species. There are several Solitary wasp species as well, like Cicada Killers, Potter Wasps, and Dirt Daubers to name a few.

 

There are

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Termites 101

Scientific / Latin Name: Isoptera

 

What do Termites look like?

Termites all belong to the phylum Arthropoda, the class Insecta, and the order Isoptera. There are over 2,000 different species of termites. Although they have distinct characteristics, most look similar.

Size & Length: they typically measure between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch long.

Body: The pests have soft bodies and straight antennae.

Color: Colors range from white to light brown in color. Worker termites often appear lighter, while swarming termites are darker.
The queens and kings are larger, capable of reaching over one inch long.

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Facts About the German Cockroach

Scientific / Latin Name: Blattella Germanica

 

There are more than 3500 species of cockroaches in the world. The two main species found in the U.A.E. – The American Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana) and the German Cockroach (Blattella Germanica).

German(left) and American Cockroaches

German cockroaches have adapted to living with humans for so long that they are now only found indoors near water sources. They like to live in warm, dark areas near moisture, including cracks, crevices, and voids around kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as around or inside appliances like refrigerators,

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All About Ants

At one time or another, we’ve all seen these tiny insects marching across our floors or foraging on our counters.  These insects are common invaders of homes and are a real nuisance for homeowners and businesses as they can poise the below risks to people, including:

Infest and contaminate food and food-serving areas.
Spread bacteria and disease-causing organisms.
Contaminate sterile areas like hospitals and food processing facilities.
Damage reputations of businesses and brands.

 

Why are there Ants in my Home?

No one wants to discover an ant infestation in their home. Some of the common reasons for

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Bed Bugs – What, Where and How.

Scientific / Latin name: Cimicidae

Bed bugs have had a major resurgence in the U.A.E. and every year the problem seems to be getting worse.

 

What are Bed Bugs and their types?

There are about 90 species of the bloodsucking insect family, Cimicidae. Of these, only three feed on humans: Cimex hemipterus, Leptocimex boueti and Cimex lectularius. The most common species of bed bug is C. lectularius. It is the cause of almost all infestations in the U.A.E.

C.lectularius and C. hemipterus feed mainly on people but will get blood meals from birds, rats, dogs and other mammals if no

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RODENT CONTROL – AT INITIAL CONSTRUCTION / LANDSCAPING PHASE

Rodent control, as part of a construction project, is often overlooked. Resulting in affecting the adjacent neighborhoods and posing a threat to the health of the construction workers due to displacement of the colonizing rodents.

When new structures are completed with inherent rodent infestation because of inadequate rodent control and sanitization, it leaves the owners with critical problem from the very start. At times, rodent control may be included in a project, but most of the time it is overlooked, which should never be the case. The goal is to resolve

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Drain Fly – Everything You Need to Know

Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name: Psychodidae

Appendages: These flies have six legs and a pair of wings and antennae.
Body: Light gray or tan body and lighter-colored wings. The body and the wings are covered with long hairs, giving the fly a fuzzy appearance.
Characteristics: When at rest, the drain fly folds its wings over the body in a characteristic roof-like manner.
Size: Drain flies measure about 1.5 to 5 mm long.
Larvae: Drain fly larvae are not longer than 4 to 10 mm when fully mature and they are slender with a dark strip on the “back” or dorsal area.

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