Firebrats are small insects similar to silverfish. They are also known as bristletails, and are one of the most primitive insects. They are so primitive that they are completely wingless. They are generally between 3/8 and a ½ inch long and come in a variety of shades and mottled gray with darker bands of scales running across their strangely undulating bodies while the related silverfish is, as you would expect, silver.
There aren’t many spiders that pose a strong threat to humans. Even though many of them aren’t threatening to us, many people are afraid of them. There are however, a couple of spiders that can bite humans and inject venom that has some unfortunate side effects. The black widow and brown recluse are two spider species that you really should avoid. Their bites can cause serious problems. Eagle Pest Services is going to compare the two bites and effects they have on humans.
Millipedes and centipedes both have segmented bodies, both breathe through spiracles and have no direct copulatory organs. There are many differences between them though. Centipedes are flexible, dorsoventrally flattened arthropods and millipedes are more rigid arthropods distinguishable by their subcylindrical shape. Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment, while millipedes have two pairs. Centipedes are known for speed while millipedes move slowly and are inclined to burrow. Fortunatley, these occasional invaders do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. They will not damage your home, but they may leave a stain if crushed.
Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors and go camping, hiking and exploring throughout our beautiful state of Virginia. Unfortunately, ticks are active during the warm months of spring and summer, and participating in outdoor activities can lead to the transmission of dangerous tickborne disease. While Virginia is home to many attractive outdoor sites, it is also home to four species of ticks that humans come into contact with most. Ticks are a nuisance and responsible for spreading disease. It is important to be aware of ticks when you go outdoors and take the proper precautions to steer clear of ticks. The biggest mistake people make when it comes to ticks is not respecting how dangerous they can be, so pay attention while you are outdoors this summer, and thoroughly check yourself and your family members including pets for any ticks after a day spent outside in heavily populated tick areas.