Flying insects details
Beetles are the most predominant insects worldwide. In fact, nearly 40% of all insect species are beetles. Though their anatomy is very different across species, they are typically characterized by a hard exoskeleton (outer skeleton) and wing cases. While some have the ability to fly, others have lost their wings through evolution.
Beetles are found in all types of environments, eating such things as plants, animal debris and other insects. While some species help control the spread of agricultural infestations, others can do just the opposite. In North America, the Asian Longhorn beetle has destroyed thousands of acres of trees. Imagine the damage that they can do to a home…
Most beetles are introduced into homes as clusters of eggs. When the eggs hatch in early spring, the emerged larvae start tunneling through the wood where they were initially deposited. As they grown and mature, they attempt the reach the surface by emerging through holes that they excavate.
If you think beetles may be present in your home, don’t hesitate to contact Axon Extermination today!
Moths are members of the order Lepidoptera, and are closely related to butterflies. To this day, nearly 200,000 species have been identified worldwide. While some species have an important role in ecosystems, others can be very destructive.
Two types of moths are known to infest homes and businesses: clothes moths and pantry moths. Clothes moths are fabric pests that lay their eggs in wool, leather, fur and feathers. These animal-based fabrics are ideal reproductive grounds. Not only will they serve as food to future caterpillars, but they also ensure that eggs are securely placed. Once the eggs hatch, the emerged larvae will feed on the fabric in order to grow. This is why clothes moths are known to damage carpets, clothes, cushions and upholstered furniture.
Pantry moths (or meal moths), on the other hand, lay their eggs near common sources of food, such as flour, corn, cereal and dried fruits. This ensures that the emerged larvae do not need to travel very far in order to eat. Just like clothes moths, the larvae are responsible for the damage. Not only do they consume your food; they also contaminate it. Live insects, eggs and feces are some of the things that may be present in the food that you eat.
If you think you may be undergoing a moth infestation, contact Axon Extermination today!
Flies are members of the order Diptera. Their dense and aerodynamic body means that they are perfectly designed for flying. Their small head, compressed eyes and short antennae minimize any type of drag. With over 16,000 species in North America alone, flies are present virtually anywhere.
Flies are particularly attracted to decaying matter, which includes rotting food, feces and dead animals. They create cross-contamination by transporting dangerous bacteria into your home or business, causing such health problems as dysentery and severe food poisoning. This is why the presence of a large fly population should not be taken lightly. Warm and humid weather conditions are ideal for the reproduction of flies. Female flies typically produce 500 eggs over a period of 4 days. In order to hatch, the eggs must remain in moist and humid conditions. Otherwise, they will never hatch. This is why areas near ponds or lakes are common breeding grounds for flies.
If you notice an unusual amount of flies near your property, contact Axon Extermination today!