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Pest Control Services

Ants

Ant

Argentine ant workers are 1/16-inch long and light to dark brown; the queens are 1/8- to 1/4-inch long, brown, and covered with fine hair. Males are slightly smaller and shiny brown-black. Colonies consist of several hundred to several thousand workers and several queens.

Ant

Pharaoh ants are very small; workers are about 1/16-inch long. They range from yellow to light brown. There may be hundreds of thousands of ants in a colony.

Ant

Carpenter ants are among the largest ants found in the United States, ranging from ½-inch long, the queens are slightly bigger. The workers vary in sizes. They are commonly black however, some species are red and black, solid red, or brown in color.

A Step Above Control & Termites performs thorough inspections, which are necessary in order to find all of the pest harborages and will provide insecticide treatment for your home or business.

Roaches

Roach

The German Cockroach are 1/2-to 5/8-inches long when mature, light brown to tan, and have fully developed wings but cannot fly. The female German Cockroach produces four to eight egg capsules each of which contains 30 to 40 eggs. German Cockroaches are the most common household insect within the United States.

Roach

American Cockroaches are 1-3/8 to 2-1/8-inches long when mature, red-brown, and characterized by fully-developed wings that completely cover the abdomen. The female American Cockroach produces from nine to ten egg capsules each of which contains from 14 to 16 eggs. American Cockroaches are not common pests in most homes.

Roach

Oriental Cockroaches are about 1-inch long when mature and red brown to black. Female Oriental Cockroach produces an average of eight egg capsules each of which contains 16 eggs. Oriental Cockroaches are not common pests in most homes.

Roach

Brown-banded cockroaches are about ½-inch long when mature light brown to brown and have two light, yellow-brown bands running across their bodies; hence their common name. During her lifetime, the female Brown-banded Cockroach produces about 14 egg capsules each of which contains 14 to 18 eggs.

A Step Above Control & Termites performs thorough inspections, which are necessary in order to find all of the pest harborages and will provide insecticide treatment for your home or business.

Spiders

Spider

The body of the female house spider is about 3/16-to 5/16-inch long and yellow-brown with a dirty-white abdomen with "army sergeant" stripes on the back. Males are much smaller that the females. House spiders lay their eggs in brownish silken sacs which have a tough papery cover.

Spider

The body of the female black widow spider is about 1/2-inch long, glossy black with nearly globe-like abdomen. Males are much smaller that the females, 1/4-inch long with a longer, narrower abdomen and somewhat longer legs. Black widow spiders lay their eggs in silken sacs which they protect in their nests.

Spider

Daddy Longlegs are usually found hanging upside down in corners, eaves, or basements. They are very common and are found in most homes. The Daddy Longlegs is not a true spider in that it cannot make silk and does not have fangs or venom glands.

A Step Above Control & Termites performs thorough inspections, which are necessary in order to find all of the spider harborages. We will provide web removal, and insecticide treatment for your home or business.

Fleas

Fleas

Cat and Dog Flea can be found in the same area. They are very similar in appearance. They are small, 1/8-inch long, wingless, laterally flattened, and have piercing-sucking mouthparts.

Fleas

The human flea, is a cosmopolitan flea species that has, in spite of the common name, a wide host spectrum. This species bites many species of mammals and birds, including domesticated ones. It has been found on dogs and wild canids, monkeys in captivity, chicken, black rats and Norwegian rats, wild rodents, pigs, etc. flea bites are typically red and inflamed.

Fleas are primarily outdoor pest that can be transported on the inside. For better results, A Step Above Control & Termites recommends treating the interior and exterior.

Flies

Flies

House flies are 1/8-to ¼-inch long. They are a dull gray with four dark stripes on the back. The head is dominated by large red-brown compound eyes, which are surrounded by a light gold stripe.

Flies

Bottle flies are 1/2-inch long. They are metallic blue-green or metallic blue. Female bottle flies lay from 540 to 2,373 eggs in their lifetime.

Flies

Adult fruit flies are 1/8-inch long and dull yellow-brown to dark brown. Some species have distinctive red eyes, and the wings have two "breaks" in the leading edge (vein) nearest the body. The eggs are laid onto the surface of fermenting fruit or vegetables or areas where moisture and yeast are abundant.

Flies

Moth flies are very small delicate and "hairy" flies about 1/16-to 1/4-inch long. They are yellowish, brownish-gray, or blackish. The females lay 30 to 100 eggs in the jelly-like film that covers the stones in sewage treatment plant trickling filters or that line the water-free portions of drain pipes.

A Step Above Control & Termites performs thorough inspections which are necessary in order to find all of the pest harborages we will provide insecticide treatment for your home or business.

Bees

Bee

Honey bees have three castes in their colonies: workers, queens, and drones. Workers are 1/2 to 5/8 inch long and have well-developed heads with two short antennae and large eyes. Because they are covered with fine hairs, they have a fuzzy yellow-brown to black appearance.

Wasps

Wasp

Yellow jackets (wasps) are marked with bright yellow and black pattern. They appear to be hairless and are about 3/8 to 5/8 inch long. The bald-faced hornet is similar in appearance except that it is black and white and 5/8 to 3/4 inch long.

Rodents

Rodent

The Norway Rat is the largest of the commensal (living in close association with humans) rodents. The head and body are 7 to 10 inches long and the tail is an additional 6 to 8 inches. It has a stocky body and it weighs 7 to 18 ounces.

Rodent

The House mouse is the most common and economically important commensal rodent. The house mouse is gray and weighs ½ to one ounce. Its body is three to four inches long and the tail three to four inches long.

Flies

The roof rat is a commensal rodent. The head and body are six to eight inches long and the tail is an additional seven to ten inches. It has a slight body which wigs five to nine ounces.

Birds

Birds

The uric acid in the pigeon's feces is highly corrosive and a flock of pigeons can cut a roof life in half. They frequently cause extensive damage to air conditioning units and other rooftop machinery. There are also other economic costs associated with pigeon infestations such as slip and fall liability and projection of unclean, dirty company image. Besides physical damage, the bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings represent a serious health risk. Handling a pigeon infestation most often requires a combination of products, anti-roosting devices, and sanitation methods.

Bed Bugs

The adult bedbug is 3/16-inch long, oval, flat, and rusty-red or mahogany in color. The bedbug is flat and thin when unfed but becomes more elongate, plump, and red when it is full of blood.

There are other types of insects that bite; but with your communication and our thorough inspection, we can determine if they are bedbugs.

Termites

Termites

Drywood termites eat wood and can consequently cause great structural damage to your home if left unchecked. A typical homeowner's insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Our inspection and treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites and take the necessary steps to protect your home.

Termites

Termites are social insects that live in large colonies. There are three castes: reproductives, workers, and soldiers. Termite antennae have bead-like segments.

Other Pests

Bird Mites

Birds

Bird mites are approximately 1/32-inch long. Adults have eight legs and the same body shape as ticks. Mites are more transparent, however, than ticks and do not have festoons (rectangular areas on the posterior edge of the abdomen of many hard ticks).

Beetles

Beetles

The cigarette beetle is light brown and 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. It has a humped appearance as its head and the first body segment are bent downward, and it has saw-like antennae and smooth wing covers. The adult female lays 30 to 42 eggs, which hatch in about six to 10 days in or near food material.

Beetles

Beetles

Drugstore beetles look almost identical to cigarette beetles. They are 1/16 to 1/8 inch long light brown to red-brown, humpbacked in appearance, and the head is not visible. Females lay their eggs singly in or near the food they are infesting.

Earwig

Earwig

Adult earwigs are 1/4-to 1-inch long, dark brown to black with a red head and pale yellow-brown legs. The body is long and flattened. Earwigs usually have two pairs of wings. The hind wings being fully developed and folded beneath the short leathery front wings.

Indian Meal Moth (Pantry Pest)

Indian Meal Moth (Pantry Pest)

Indian meal moth adults a 5/8-to 3/4-inch wing spread. The wings are a burnished copper, almost purple with a broad gray band near where they attach to the body.

Silverfish

Silverfish

Silverfish are primitive, wingless insects that 1/2-inch long when fully grown. They are covered with silvery scales and are flattened and somewhat "carrot" shaped.

Webbing Clothes Moth (Fabric Pest)

Webbing Clothes Moth (Fabric Pest)

Webbing clothes moth, or simply clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth family. Adult moths are 1/2-inch long from wing to tip; when the wings are folded, the insect is about 1/4-inch long. The wings and body are buff/golden except for reddish hairs on top of the head.

A Step Above Control & Termites performs thorough inspections, which are necessary in order to find all of the pest harborages and will provide insecticide treatment for your home or business.