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The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. It is one of the most abundant species of the genus Mus. Although a wild...

The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), also colloquially known as the waterbug, but not a true waterbug since it is not aquatic, or misidentified as the palmetto bug (see Florida woods cockroach for the differences), is the largest species of...

Fire ant is the common name for several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis. They are, however, only a minority in the genus, which includes over 200 species of Solenopsis worldwide. Solenopsis are stinging ants and most of their common names...

To the DIY exterminator it is still a good idea to learn more about your culprit, so here is some information about the termite that may be useful in your duties to rid them from your existence.

Termites are eusocial insects that are classified...

The Indian meal moth is the most common food-infesting moth found in homes, grocery stores and any place where dried pet foods are produced or stored. It feeds on a large variety of stored food products, but home infestations often get started through...

The German cockroach is very successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is resilient in the face of many pest control measures. Reasons include:

lack of natural predators in a human habitat

prolific reproduction...

Although ants can be seen in various places from spring to autumn, they go into hibernation in the winter. In addition, from spring to autumn, many ants are seen to come from and go into, the entrances of their nests, but these entrances are closed in...

Both Norway and roof rats can gain entry to structures by gnawing, climbing, jumping, or swimming through sewers and entering through toilets or broken drains. While Norway rats are more powerful swimmers, roof rats are more agile and are better...

Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood; other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such...

In the business of DIY pest control, it is good to know your prey as it helps in your elimination of them. Here we will give you some characteristics of the spider.

Locomotion

Each of the eight legs of a spider consists of seven distinct...

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