Ants are highly socialized and organized six-legged insects that form colonies. They are found on every single continent and part of the world except for Antarctica. They are also common pests for businesses, farmers, landowners, and homeowners across the globe. This is why starting with the right type of ant control services is critical for a long term solution.
Ants have been around for millions of years, are very adaptable, hardy and hard to kill. They also work together as a group, which makes them perfect for the work they do. Ant colonies can number anywhere from a few hundred to millions upon millions! Each ant has a specific job: queen, soldier, worker or drone, but they can all unite to defend the colony, swarming over attackers.
Ants are known for being strong. A single ant can carry objects much larger than its own size. Some ants can survive even if parts of their bodies are damaged and some have been known to last for weeks without food or water.
Cockroaches are the oldest surviving insect form on the planet and the United States is home to about 70 different types of cockroaches.
Some of the common roach species we find in the US include the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis) and Brown Banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa).
Dating back nearly 350 million years, cockroaches are notorious for being extremely difficult to get rid of indoors.
Besides being a nuisance and frightening people, there are more harmful reasons why cockroach control is a necessity when you first spot the signs that you may have an infestation. Roaches carry disease-causing microorganisms on their bodies that can contaminate surfaces and foodstuffs.
Cockroaches are also a major concern due to the fact they produce several very potent allergens that have been linked to the development of asthma. In fact, cockroaches are the number one cause of allergies among inner city children, and 26% of the US population is said to be allergic to cockroaches. Fortunately, research has proven that good cockroach prevention and control can reduce the level of those allergens in infested buildings.