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…

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.

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…

Fleas (Cat & Dog)

Description Cat fleas are 3mm long wingless ticks, flattened from side to side with long legs enabling them to jump. They have both genal and pronotal combs (ctenidia), differentiating them from most other fleas of domestic animals. Biology Fleas pass through four stages: eggs, larva, pupa, adult. The eggs are small and white. These stages…

Carpet Beetles

Description Approx. 2-3.5 mm long. Mottled yellow, white and black markings. Biology Completes lifecycle in 9-12 months. Dark colour larva up to 5 mm long when fully fed. Wide at front, narrow towards the rear. Habits Can do damage to upholstered furniture, carpets and some stored food products.

Carpenter Ants

Description Can be all black, all red, red and black, or brown 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch at their largest Biology Mature colonies can contain anywhere from 1000 to 15,000 workers Complete lifecycle spans about 60 days Swarmers (winged adults) do not appear in the colony for 4 to 10 years Habits Exhibit social behaviour…

Bed Bugs

Description About 3/16 inches long when mature Rusty-red or mahogany Oval, flat, and thin when unfed More elongated, plump, and red when full of blood Unable to fly Biology Eggs are laid in cracks and rough surfaces Egg mature to adult stage in 21 days Adults can live almost 1 year Habits Hide in cracks…