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.
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cricket, earwig, millipede, or sow bug control