UNDERWOOD UNIVERSITY

Pest Identification

Introducing Underwood University, a place where you the customer can identify the type of pest you have. This will help you understand more about the pest and the type of job that will be required when you call us. If you have a pest that is not on our list and want more information on it we will gladly research it for you and add it. 

ANTS

ACROBAT ANT

Acrobat Ant get their name from holding their abdomen above their thorax.  Throughout the United States there are several different species.

BITING BUGS

FLEAS

The first step in controlling an infestation are two important details.  Understanding Fleas have four stages of a life cycle. Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult.  ALL STAGES NEED TO BE ELIMINATED FOR SUCCESFUL RESULTS. 

The last step is controlling the infestation everywhere Fleas exist.  The yard needs to be treated, the home needs to be treated and your pet(s) need to be treated. 

TICKS

The Brown dog tick is the most common tick in Southwest Florida.  They do not carry diseases such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Fever, but they do cause Canine Ehrlichiosis, and Canine Babesiosis.  If ticks infest your living area this serious and cause major health problems. 

MOSQUITOES

There are over 2,500 different types of mosquitoes throughout the world, over 200 species in the United States and over 76 in Florida.

COCKROACHES

AMERICAN COCKROACH

The American Cockroach is one of the largest roaches.

MILLIPEDES

An outdoor pest, Millipedes will look for protection indoors, around your home or business that is dark and damp.

Millipedes have an elongated body composed of a many segments. They are usually black or brown in color.  Feed on grass clippings, mulch or compost areas, and any damp decaying vegetation or forest litter.  Females will have between 20 to 300 eggs, burying them in decaying material.  A few weeks later the eggs hatch.

If you are seeing large numbers of Millipedes invading your home we will apply granular material followed by a millipede treatment to your lawn and around your house.

RODENTS

Call us right away if you have a  Rodent infestation. 239-272-6736

ROOF RAT

A natitive species of Southern Asia, the Roof Rat were brought to America on the first ships coming to the New World and they have spread from there.  This species carried the bubonic plague and have also been known to be the host of Murine Typhus.  Which is a disease caused by bacteria and fleas.

Usually between 13 and 18 inches long from nose to tail.  These rats have longer tails than the length of their bodies and have large ears.  Roof rats will nest in trees, woodpiles, garbage, and plants but mainly like attics.  Most will eat anything and are good climbers.

HOUSE MOUSE

Weighing less than an ounce, the House Mouse fits through a crack of only a quarter inch.  Mice nibble on more than they can consume and will defecate on everything.  Most mice and rats will cause food poisoning, rickett-sialpox and lymphocytic choriomeningitis.  Most mice will also carry leptospirosis, rat bite fever, tapeworms, fleas and ringworms.  They chew on everything especially wires causing a fire hazard.

SPIDERS

BLACK WIDOW SPIDER

The Black Widow Spider is the most wide spread widows in Southwest Florida.

BROWN WIDOW SPIDER

The Brown Widow Spider  is a common type of widow spider.

GOLDEN SILK SPIDER

A large spider, the Golden SIlk is found outside in the forest and hiking trials.

JUMPING SPIDER

The Jumping Spider is also known as the Zebra spider in Florida.

LONG JAWED ORB SPIDER

The Long jawed Orb Spider can be found near water.

SPINY ORB WEAVER

The Spiny Orb weaver one of the most colorful and easily recognizable spiders.

WOLF SPIDER

Often confused for a tarantula, The Wolf Spider is very common in Florida.

2338 Immokalee Road #350
Naples, Fl 34110

239-272-6736

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