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Crickets on the hearth, earwigs in the bathroom, millipedes, pill bugs and sow bugs crawling on the basement floor are all signs of outside insects run amuck.  They belong outside but somehow end up inside and that's when they become a pest problem.

Meet the Pests!

  • Crickets - House crickets are about 3/4" long with 3 dark bands on the head and long thin antennae.  The body is usually light yellowish-brown.  Field crickets are larger than house crickets and are usually dark brown to gray or blackish in color.
  • Earwigs - Earwigs are about 5/8" long, dark brown to shiny jet black in color, with yellow-brown legs that have one or two dark cross bands. 
  • Millipedes -Millipedes, or "thousand leggers" as they are commonly known, are brownish, oval, and elongated with two pairs of legs attached to most segments of their bodies.  They are 1/2" to 1 1/2" long and tend to coil up when resting.
  • Sow and Pill Bugs - Although they are considered the same, sow bugs possess two tail-like appendages at the tip of the abdomen and are not capable of rolling into a tight ball.  Pill bugs, on the other hand do have the appendages and can easily roll themselves into a ball.  Both feed on decaying vegetation under objects on damp ground.  Often, they are found infesting potted plants, basements and crawl spaces.
  • Call or email us to request information or an appointment for cricket, earwig, millipede, or sow bug control service.


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Baltimore, MD 410-284-1661
York, PA 717-854-2847
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Harrisburg, PA 800-721-0123 Toll Free
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