Bug and Insect Control Category Ranks

Posted by Anida Leeds

Summer is here and those little critters are everywhere. The question you keep asking how do I get rid of them? We put together a quick list of our top ranking bug and insect control categories to see if any of these can help you.

Mosquito

1. Ants and Termites

Termites are among the most successful groups of insects on Earth, colonizing most landmasses except for Antarctica. Their colonies range in size from a few hundred individuals to enormous societies with several million individuals. Termite queens have the longest lifespan of any insect in the world, with some queens reportedly living up to 30 to 50 years. 

2. Flys and Insects

Flies have a mobile head, with a pair of large compound eyes, and mouthparts designed for piercing and sucking (mosquitoes, black flies and robber flies), or for lapping and sucking in the other groups. Their wing arrangement gives them great maneuverability in flight, and claws and pads on their feet enable them to cling to smooth surfaces

3. Japanese Beetles

Due to its nature, being seen as a domestic irritant, Japanese beetle traps have been invented specifically to target the species, of which consists of a pair of crossed walls with a bag or plastic container underneath, and are baited with floral scent, pheromone, or both.

4. Wasp and Hornets

The most commonly known wasps, such as yellowjackets and hornets, are in the family Vespidae and are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers. Eusociality is favoured by the unusual haplodiploid system of sex determination in Hymenoptera, as it makes sisters exceptionally closely related to each other. However, the majority of wasp species are solitary, with each adult female living and breeding independently.

5. Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) pierce the hosts' skin to consume blood. The word "mosquito" (formed by mosca and diminutive -ito) is Spanish for "little fly". Thousands of species feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, mainly vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. 



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