Saw-Toothed Beetles

Description Adult is brown and is approximately 3 mm. Mature larva is yellowish white. Adult has a flattened body. Wings are present, developed, but they do cannot fly. Biology The female lays eggs singly or in small batches in the food product. She lays about 200 eggs in her lifetime. Eggs hatch after about 8…

Red Ants

Description Queens 5/8″ long. Workers 1/8″-1/4″ long. Coppery–brown on the head and body, with a darker abdomen. Solenopsis has a very distinctive two–segment antennal club, which is most visible in the front view of the female reproductive ant. Biology After swarming from the nest and mating, the queen searches for a suitable spot to lay her…

Powder Post Beetles

Description Adult beetle 4 – 7mm in length. Red/brown in color. Biology Adult beetles usually appear in the summer months, but in heated premises they can be found throughout the year. The larvae gradually reduce the infested timber, just leaving a thin veneer of wood on the surface. Habits Emerging adults make pin-hole sized openings…

Pidgeons

Description 32cm long. Blue—grey in color (although other colors are common). Biology 2 – 3 broods per year, with 2 eggs in each clutch. 17 – 19 day incubation period. Young birds spend 35 – 37 days in the nest. Habits Feeds on seeds, green feed, domestic scraps in and around cities, near roosting sites.…

Norway Rats

Description The norway rat is up to 40 cm in length, with a tail shorter than the head and body. It grows up to between 350–500g in weight. It has a blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body when compared to the Black Rat (Rattus rattus). Biology Rats have 7–8 young per litter, and…

Larder Beetles

Description Adult — 1/4″–3/8″ in length. Black with a whitish band across the fore-part of the elytra. Larva — comet shape. Quick moving. Brown in color and hairy. Migrate to pupate in solid material. Biology 2–3 months at 18-25°C. Habits Feeds on various animal products including cheese.

House Sparrows

Description Less than 15cm long. Males can be identified by the grey crown on their heads, and black throat ‘bib’. Females and young are mostly plain brown. Biology Sparrows live for four to seven years, with up to five breeding seasons. The breeding season runs through Spring and Summer, and up to three broods of…

House Mice

Description Size: 70 – 95mm in length, with a tail around the same length. Weight: 12 – 30g. Their relatively small feet & head and large eyes & ears distinguish them from a young brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). Biology 4 – 16 young per litter; 7 – 8 litters a year. Gestation period of about 3…

German Cockroaches

Description Notorious for their worldwide distribution, German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2 dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum. Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length. Biology Females carry 35 – 40 eggs in an ootheca (egg case) until they are ready to hatch. Hatch in 1 month. Nymphs take between 6 weeks…

Flour Beetles

Description The confused flour beetle is 3-4 mm in length, the larvae are about 6 mm long. The adult is red-brown in color and the larvae are a light honey color and about. It resembles the rust-red flour beetle, except for the antennae which is four segmented and gradually thickens towards the tip – another…