Other Pests

Human Lice

Lice are wingless parasites that feed on blood. There are more than 3,000 louse species found worldwide. The most common types of human lice are head lice, body lice and crab lice. 

Kissing Bugs: Bite & Chagas Disease Information

Kissing Bug

Kissing bugs are a type of reduviid bug known to suck blood from their victim's face. Kissing bugs are sometimes referred to as conenose bugs, due to their cone-shaped head, or triatomine bugs because they belong to the genus Triatoma. 

Powderpost Beetles – Beetles & Other Wood Boring Insects

Powderpost Beetles

Powderpost beetles lay their eggs in cracks of wood and the larvae tunnel into the surface, filling it with a very fine powder-like dust. Powderpost beetles have long, narrow, flat bodies that allow them to easily attack wood surfaces. These beetles are reddish-brown in color.

Varied Carpet Beetles – Beetles & Other Pests

Varied Carpet Beetles

Varied carpet beetles get their name from the rainbow of color on their back surfaces.

Water-Conducting Fungi, or Dry-Rots – Water Fungus & Other Pests

Water-Conducting Fungi

Water-conducting fungi is a special brown rot that causes widespread wood decay. It has the ability to conduct sufficient water from 30 feet or more away from the original moisture source via its rhizomorphs, dense masses of filaments forming a root-like structure. There are two different species: 1. Poria incrassata is found primarily along the Pacific Coast and in the southeastern United States. 2. Merulius lacrymans (also called the "teardrop fungus") is found primarily in the northeastern states and across Europe.