Black Widows or common Spiders
Unmistakable in appearance, with an oversized jet-black abdomen and a bright red hourglass on its underside, the black widow is as beautiful as it is creepy. They feed upon crickets, cockroaches, and the like; and will only bite to defend themselves or their egg sac. That being said, their bite is among the most painful in the arachnid kingdom and can be lethal to smaller animals or people with compromised immune systems. Like most insects, they are active between May and October, producing 2-3 egg sacs, containing hundreds of eggs each, in this time. Having the appearance of cotton candy, their webs are thick, sticky, and irregular in shape. Very rarely, this spider will appear indoors. It is most likely to found outside; in dark, secluded, and lower lying comers. This includes storage sheds, pool supply boxes, side gates, and various yard clutter. When small children or pets are active in these areas, you the homeowner have a legitimate source of concern.
Hired Gun Exterminating Inc. provides services that address the specific areas where black widows nest, or any other common spiders in addition to knocking out their food supply. Please give us a call at 909-980-3336.
Ants are at the top of the list when it comes to ants pesky critters. They work together and inhabit households with extreme speed. In a matter of minutes your kitchen counters, bathroom sinks, or dining room floor can be covered with hundreds of thousands of ants. In an effort to scavenge for food and supplies they are capable of destroying a comfortable home quickly and making your life miserable.
A Sizeable Enemy
An ant colony can be anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 in size. With the capability of lasting over a decade–these unrelenting insects will pop up unexpectedly and never go away.
Common Ant Facts
Size and Shape: The ant has six legs like all insects and they are connected to a segmented abdomen that is oval in shape. They range in color from jet black, to browns and reds.
Environment: Ants live in a colony that is dominated by a queen. The different types of ants live in various areas of the world depending on the weather and habitat. Most are found in a hot climate.
Activity: Ants are all about building and sustaining their colony and queen. They are in constant search for food and supplies. They are separated into castes of workers and depending on the stage in their life they will care for the queen, forage for food and supplies, or protect the colony.
Interesting Information About Ants
The queen ant lays the eggs and the worker ants take care of them
Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight
If an ant finds a trustworthy food source they will leave a scent that other ants can follow
Ant brains are the largest among all insects with an average of 250,000 brain cells
Don't let household ants take over your home. Call Hired Gun Exterminating today at 909-980-3336. We will help exterminate those irritating insects with proper preparation and safe method.
The fabled and much maligned bed bug; it was thought to be eradicated completely, and forgotten for decades by the general public. Over the last ten years bed bugs have resurfaced in the U.S. with a vengeance; brought back by a combination of increased overseas travel, growing resistance to pesticides, and a lack of public awareness. Much is still unknown about this elusive creature, and many methods of treatment used by pest control companies are outdated. If there is to be a permanent solution to the problem within the home, a company knowledgeable in the most current and effective bed bug services needs to be called.
The adults are 1/4 inch in length, about as wide as they are long and dark brown in color. The females will lay around 500 eggs over the course of their lifetime, that being approximately one year. Similar to scorpions, bed bugs can live up to a year without food and need to only feed five times over the course of their development in order to breed. Bed bug bites are unique in their appearance and pattern. They almost always appear in multiples, and much of the time the bites are in a very straight line across the skin. Another indication of their presence is dark blood spots on the sheets or mattresses. Worth noting is the fact that sanitation and hygiene have nothing to do with the proliferation of this insect. Excessive clutter, however, will provide unlimited hiding areas for them.
If there is any concern whatsoever that bed bugs may be present in the home, contacting Hired Gun Exterminating right away will save you many future headaches. Severe infestations can be expensive to take care of, not to mention time consuming and inconvenient.
Fleas and Ticks
The bane of every pet owner is fleas and tick. When prevalent on your property, they can make life miserable for animals and be almost impossible to eliminate without professional assistance. What makes these bugs harder to deal with than most other pests is the fact that they can live and travel in wide-open areas. Unlike most insects, they do not reside exclusively in the nooks and crannies of a house. Anywhere inside or outside the home is fair game. In addition to this, they have been known to be carriers of diseases such as lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, and babesiosis; the last of which can be potentially fatal. Preventative measures taken in the spring and mid-summer can make a big difference in controlling both fleas and ticks.
On the part of the homeowner, lawn maintenance combined with monthly flea and tick treatments for pets can be very effective. If, however, there is proof of activity, professional help will be needed. Hired Gun Exterminating Inc. provides services specifically designed to deal with these pests, using the top rated products in the industry. When it comes to flea and ticks, it's best to be proactive. Call Hired Gun Exterminating Inc. before things get out of hand.
To get more information on the how we can get rid of any pest problem with a wide variety of pest control programs that Hired Gun Exterminating has to offer, please call us at 909-980-3336.