The soil-dwelling arthropods known as millipedes were among the first terrestrial organisms to appear on earth around half a billion years ago, and much like earthworms, millipedes provide an essential ecological service by breaking down plant waste and aerating soil. Like insects and arachnids, millipedes belong to the phylum Arthropoda, and more than 7,000 millipede
Of the four primary cockroach pest species that infest homes throughout the United States, the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is the most common and hard to control. The German cockroach, and the much less common brown-banded cockroach, are the only two roach species that live entirely indoors where they rely solely on resources generated by
Protection and prevention are key to avoiding encounters with dangerous pests. Enjoy a pest-free summer with these five tips from Cypress Creek Pest Control: Look for Breeding Grounds: Eliminate areas of standing water around the yard, as mosquitoes only need half an inch of water to breed — that’s the size of a bottle cap!
The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) hasn’t always been considered a public health threat, and surprisingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Department of Agriculture only recently joined efforts to redefine the term “public health pests” to include bed bugs. Just like mosquitoes and ticks,
How Frequently Do Termite Pests Infest Houston Structures, And What Role Does The Federal And Local Government Play In The Effort To Protect Homes From Termite Pests? Next to cockroaches and ants, termites are the most commonly managed insect pests of homes and buildings in Houston, and they are easily the most destructive and economically