When you first encounter a silverfish or firebrat, it can be an unsettling experience if you’re squeamish about bugs. Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) and firebrats (Thermobia domestica) have two long antennae at the front end, three long tail-like growths at the rear, and a slinky, gliding way of racing across surfaces that’s rather creepy.
If you have silverfish or firebrats in your home, you probably also have questions. Here are five facts about silverfish and firebrats to give you some answers. Continue reading
Are you curious about which triggers are responsible for waking up insect pests as the temperatures grow warmer? Do you want to know how to avoid insect-pest infestation in the spring? Here are three things you should know about spring-emerging household pests.
- Why Insects Go Dormant in Winter
Insect pests are coldblooded, or exothermic, creatures. Exothermic pests are unable to generate their own body heat. They function best at temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Exothermic insects have several strategies to survive when temperatures fall below freezing.
Schaumburg, IL, and the Chicago area are home to millions of people but also, unfortunately, millions of pests. Some of the most common insects in Illinois are pillbugs, centipedes, clover mites, earwigs, and boxelder bugs. Many pests can leave painful bites, trigger allergies and asthma symptoms, and cause other health problems. Even bugs that don’t bite or make you sick can be a nuisance you shouldn’t have to deal with. Continue reading
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