Identifying Insect Eggs
Spring is the time of year when flowers bloom and eggs become something that people use for holidays and as a symbol of rebirth and renewal. However, not all eggs are ones that people may want around, some of them might be insect eggs.
Insect eggs in your home or business should be viewed as a warning sign to the types of pests that could be infiltrating your home in the coming weeks and months. As you local pest control experts, we take pride in being able to correctly identify both pest species as well as their eggs.
While the pest eggs you’re likely to see on your property may come in as many shapes and sizes as the candies in an Easter basket, Ehrlich doesn't recommend consuming them!
If you think you have issues with insect eggs or other pest control problems, contact Ehrlich and get a property inspection and to discuss pest treatment options.
Flies in your home or business can be embarrassing. A fly-infested space gives off the impression that the place is dirty and unclean. Unlike the sell by date of your favorite brand of gourmet chocolate bunnies, on average the common lifespan of a fly is around 30 days, and they complete their full life cycle within this time period. Wow, now that’s living fast!
Fly Egg Characteristics
Blood thirsty and nocturnal, bed bugs can be silently laying batches of 10-50 eggs while you sleep. Correctly identifying bed bug eggs in your property is a good sign that you should be contacting a pest control professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs can spread quickly and should not be treated by do-it-yourself methods as they are extremely difficult to completely eliminate without professional help.
Bed Bug Egg Characteristics
In addition to being world-class bloodsuckers, mosquitoes are also prolific breeders. Due to their vampiric nature they can often be the root cause of the spreading of diseases such as malaria and West Nile Virus. Our mosquito treatments are designed to create a protective barrier around your home or business so you can enjoy your property free from worry. To spot mosquito eggs, be on the lookout for standing water in your yard or landscaping as it only takes a very small amount of pooled water for mosquito eggs to thrive.
Mosquito Egg Characteristics
Termites are one of the most feared pests by homeowners due to the considerable damage they can inflict on the structural wood of their homes. While termite eggs are visible to the naked eye, they are often hidden out of plain sight either in the ground (subterranean termites) or in the wooden galleries they create (drywood termites). Due to their secretive nature and their penchant for destroying wood, it’s best to schedule a termite inspection with professional if you’re concerned your property may be infested with termites.
Termite Egg Characteristics
To say the least, there are many different types of roaches, 3,000 known species in fact exist today that we know about. Likewise, the eggs that cockroaches lay are diverse and differ species-to-species. Some of the more common roach species in the U.S., include the German cockroach, American cockroach and the Oriental cockroach.
Cockroach Egg Characteristics
Fleas: your pet’s worse nightmare. To avoid a nasty flea infestation in your property, be on the lookout for flea eggs. The usual suspects in flea infestations in the U.S., typically include the cat flea and dog flea. Much like cockroaches, flea eggs differ from species to species.
Flea Egg Characteristics
While not technically an insect, spiders are also a common culprit when it comes to infesting buildings. Although often sources of fear and anxiety for humans, spiders for the most part are harmless to humans. Not counting the few venomous spiders in the U.S., spiders often perform natural insect control for pests that could be considered more harmful. However, no one wants to uncover hundreds of spider eggs on Easter Sunday. The ways in which spiders lay eggs can vary throughout world depending on the species.
Spider Egg Characteristics
Another non-insect chief egg-layer, pigeons feed on our garbage while causing property damage and exposing humans to disease. Not to mention who wants to go near a pigeon-infested building? Yuck! Be careful if you notice a nest of pigeon eggs on your property as they are one of the few bird species in the U.S. that are not federally protected.
Pigeon Egg Characteristics
While it may be more fun to focus your egg-hunting activities on the plastic eggs full of jelly beans, we encourage you to go on a pest egg hunt on your property. Perhaps you can stop a pest problem in your home before it starts. If you want to enlist the help of a pest expert, do not hesitate contacting Ehrlich online to setup a free inspection.
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