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Common Pest Identification In Gwinnett County, GA

Georgia sees its fair share of pest infestations, and when a pest gets into your home or business, there’s a good possibility you might not know everything you need to know about it. That’s where our Pest Library comes in! You’ll find important information about common pests here in Gwinnett County, GA – including what they look like, what problems they cause, and what you should do if you find them in your home or business.

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Ants are one of the most difficult pests to control. They live and work together in large groups, keep multiple nesting sites, and maintain different castes to meet the colony's needs.

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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are prolific breeders and live together in large groups but aren't social like ants and other insects. They don't work or nest together; it is every bed bug for themselves! Bed bugs are reddish-brown oval-shaped insects that lack wings.

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Cockroaches are insects. They are nocturnal, and while a few have wings, most lack wings or lack fully developed wings and prefer to move from place to place using their six legs. As scavengers, cockroaches living outside help to rid the world of decaying organic matter.

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Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are biting pests that live most of their lives on the back of an animal host. Blood is the sole source of nutrition for fleas and ticks. People, rodents, wild animals, and pets can all become a food source for these pests.

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Flies are insects that belong to the order Diptera, and unlike other insects, they only have one pair of wings instead of two.  Flies are an important part of the ecosystem, but they should not be part of our homes and businesses.

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Mosquitoes are outdoor pests. In order to complete their lifecycles, females require blood meals. Mosquitoes feed on both human and animal blood, piercing their host’s skin using their proboscis, which is an elongated mouthpart.

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Most of the non-flying mammals living worldwide are rodents. More than 1,500 different species of rodents roam the earth. Rodents and all mammals have fur, nurse their young, give birth to live young, and are warm-blooded.

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Spiders mainly live outdoors and spend most of their days hunting prey. They either build webs with the silk they produce to catch their prey or lay in wait in burrows they create and chase down their prey as they happen by.

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Stinging Insects

Insects like bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and mud daubers all have a stinger located at the end of their abdomen they use to defend themselves, their nests, or to paralyze prey.

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close up of a termite in loganville georgia


Termites are social insects, with each colony consisting of three different castes or groups: workers, soldiers, and reproductives. Subterranean termites do not nest in the wood they feed on; the workers travel back and forth from the nest to food source each day.

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Wildlife or wild animals are those that are not domesticated like our pets or farm animals. Wild animals can live outside without people feeding or otherwise caring for them. 

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