There are THOUSANDS of different species of ants. While Carpenter Ants, Red Imported Fire Ants, Pavement Ants, and Pharaoh Ants are the most common in Florida there are also Acrobat, Big-headed, Compact Carpenter, Crazy, Dark Rover, Slender Twig, European Fire, Bull, Toruguas Carpenter, Florida Harvest, Ghost, Little Fire, Robust Crazy, Tawny Crazy, White-Footed, and Winter Ants. Learn more from the University of Florida or by calling Geno's Pest Control.
Mosquitoes go through four developmental stages during their life: eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults. Dozens of species of mosquitoes reside in Florida, and the different species have differing means of surviving.
In addition to many environmental variables, there are two biological attributes related to mosquito egg-laying that contribute to the numbers of mosquitoes seen and felt during a post-hurricane period. The attributes separate mosquitoes on the basis of the conditions in which they lay their eggs. The two groups are floodwater mosquitoes and standing-water mosquitoes. Learn more from the University of Florida or by calling Geno's Pest Control.
The three principal types of termites in Florida are subterranean, which nest in the soil; dampwood, which infest damp wood; and drywood termites, which infest dry wood. Subterranean termites are the most destructive of the three species and infest wood from underground. These termites have become a burden to homeowners today because it is not until there is severe infestation that these hidden creatures are seen. Learn more from the University of Florida or call Geno's Pest Control.
Cockroaches have various common names including water bugs, croton bugs and palmetto bugs. There are at least 69 different cockroach species found in the United States. Outside, cockroaches are decomposers, feeding on dead or dying plants and animals. However, they are considered pests when they interact with people, invading lawns and gardens or entering homes and other structures. More importantly, they can affect human health by spreading diseases, such as Salmonella, and ruin materials such as books, clothes and food. Learn more from the University of Florida or call Geno's Pest Control.
Sometimes referred to as red coats, chinches, or mahogany flats, bed bugs, are blood-feeding parasites of humans, chickens, bats and occasionally domesticated animals. Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices in walls and furniture, behind wallpaper and wood paneling, or under carpeting. Bed bugs are usually only active during the night but will feed during the day when hungry. Bed bugs can be transported on clothing and in luggage, bedding, and furniture. Bed bugs lack appendages that allow them to cling to hair, fur, or feathers, so they are rarely found on hosts. Learn more from the University of Florida or call Geno's Pest Control.
Rats and mice are important rodent pests entering Florida homes and warehouses for food and harborage. These rodents eat any kind of food that people eat. They also contaminate 10 times as much food as they eat, with urine, droppings and hair. They can carry at least 10 different kinds of diseases including bubonic plague, murine typhus, spirochetal jaundice, Leptospirosis, rabies, ratbite fever, and bacterial food poisoning. Many times rats bite sleeping children while trying to get bits of food on the child that were not washed off before going to bed. Rats and mice also start fires by gnawing matches and electrical wires in homes. Learn more from the University of Florida or call Geno's Pest Control.