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.
The most destructive insect that homeowners will ever come across is the subterranean termite. Subterranean termites are found hiding beneath the surface of wood, soil and other materials in their mud tunnels. Subterranean termites can easily stay hidden from the human eye and continue to destroy wood that is in your home. Subterranean termites will enter into your home from beneath the soil and forage in the wood. Their presence will go undetected for most of the time until a significant amount of damage has occurred and the homeowner realizes that something is not right. Subterranean termites have a reputation for being the most difficult termite species to eliminate from a home. Eagle Pest Services is skilled, experienced and highly trained in dealing with subterranean termites and our technicians know exactly what it takes to remove them from your home.
There is a bug that seems to be out there but most people don’t think it will ever happen to them! We are talking about bed bugs. Bed bugs are a pest that infests a home quickly and can hide under the radar for some time. Bed bugs are known for many things and one of them is how hard they are to find. They stay hidden in a mattress or piece or furniture in the cracks and crevices. These areas are plenty big for the tiny pest to stay out of sight. They hide in the day time and come out at night when a person starts to fall asleep. Bed bugs then feed on the blood of that person. This can cause some annoying bites and irritation on their exposed skin. This can also be the first sign that you have bed bugs and you need to call a professional to come out and treat your home.