Here to help you identify those pesky critters - crawly and furry!
Feeds on blood of people and pets. Can survive up to 18 months. Typically 1/4" long & flat to fit in cracks and crevices. Easily spread.
Also known as a "worker" ant. Black, wingless and varies form 1/4" to 1/2" in length. One of the most common household pests in the Midwest.
Feeds on blood of cats, dogs, humans, pigs & wild carnivores (except squirrels, rats, and mice). Known to carry tapeworm for dogs.
Light brown, except for darker violin-shaped marking on back behind eyes. Mostly active at night. Can bite & produce necrotic wounds
Prefer to tunnel in weathered, bare wood but can attack stained or lightly painted wood. Typically come out in late spring/eary summer.
Less than 1" with shades of brown. Enters homes through cracks in windows, doors, pipes, chimneys, and fascia.
Typically white/cream colored, soft-bodied 1/4" long. Sensitive to heat, light, and dryness. Live in moist humid environments.
Black/gray colored; bodies may grow to 1" w/ leg span of 2" or more. Hunts at night. Bites are uncommon and not considered dangerous.