Camel Crickets

Waco Cricket Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Camel Crickets Habits Camel crickets are nocturnal, or active at night, and hide during the day. They often overwinter as young nymphs or adults. Females lay their eggs in early spring and they hatch during April. Habitat Camel crickets are found outdoors around buildings, typically in cool, […]

House Crickets

Waco Cricket Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas House Crickets Habits House crickets are nocturnal or active at night and usually hide in dark warm places during the day. Outside, they feed on plants and dead or live insects, including other crickets. Indoors, house crickets can feast on fabric, eating large areas, leaving holes and […]

Mole Crickets

Waco Mole Cricket Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Mole Crickets Left untreated, mole crickets can become destructive to the lawn. To prevent damage from occurring or getting out of hand, mole cricket elimination, or killing mole crickets, is often the only recourse. Identifying Mole Crickets These insects can be recognized by their gray-brown, velvety bodies […]

Millipedes

Waco Millipede Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Millipedes Habits Most millipedes are nocturnal and are primarily scavengers, feeding on decaying plants and occasionally dead insects. In the autumn, millipedes are known to migrate in great numbers. Habitat Millipedes are found throughout the world, with about 1,000 species occurring in the United States alone. They […]

House Centipedes

Waco Centipede Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas House Centipedes Habits Most house centipedes are nocturnal, and prey primarily on flies, spiders, and sometimes plant tissue. Habitat Centipedes are found throughout the United States and the world. They are typically found in areas of high moisture, such as in rotting logs, under stones, in trash […]

Roof Rat

Waco Rat Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Roof Rat Habits Roof rats are primarily nocturnal. They forage for food in groups of up to ten and tend to return to the same food source time after time. These rats follow the same pathway between their nest and food. Habitat Roof rats live in colonies […]

Norway Rats

Waco Rat Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Norway Rats Habits Norway rats are primarily nocturnal and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce. These rats are known to gnaw through almost anything – including plastic or lead pipes – to obtain food or water. Norway rats are social […]

House Mouse

House-Mouse

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas House Mouse Habits House mice prefer to eat seeds and insects, but will eat many kinds of food. They are excellent climbers and can jump up to a foot high, however, they are color blind and cannot see clearly beyond six inches. Habitat House mice live in […]

Lone Star Tick

Waco Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Lone Star Ticks Habits The lone star tick is considered a three-host tick because each feeding stage requires a different host. Feeding typically occurs during the spring and early summer months. Larvae and nymphs feed on the blood of birds, rodents and small wild animals like rabbits, […]

Black-legged Deer Tick

Waco Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Black-legged (Deer) Ticks Habits During the winter, adult ticks feed primarily on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks. In the spring, a female tick will drop off its host and will deposit about 3,000 eggs. Nymphs, or baby ticks, […]

American Dog Tick

Waco Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas American Dog Tick Habits It is thought that American dog ticks are attracted by the scent of animals, so they are common along roads and trails. Adult ticks prefer domestic dogs as hosts and can therefore be brought into the home and potentially transferred to humans. Habitat […]

Brown Dog Ticks

Waco Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Brown Dog Ticks Habits Brown dog ticks prefer dogs as hosts. They typically attach to the ears or between the toes and do not travel very far after dropping off a host. They are unique because they can complete their entire life cycle indoors. Habitat Brown dog […]