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Pavement ants are common household pests that invade homes and buildings when looking for food. They are a dark-brown to black in colour and vary in length of about 2.5 mm to 4 mm long. As all other ants do, typical colonies of ants have rankings consisting of the queens and worker ants. Their diet consists of an assortment of things such as insects, seeds, honey, bread and nuts. After they have found a food source, they set up trails from their nest to the source so that their colony can scrounge for more. This is how large numbers of ants trail in and infest numerous areas.
Carpenter ants are one of the most common types of ants found in North America. They are a dark reddish to brown colour, and vary in length of about 64 mm to 250 mm. As all other ants do, typical colonies of ants have rankings consisting of the queens and worker ants. These types of ants are foragers, meaning that their main diet consists of other dead insects. Carpenter ants usually enter homes by digging tunnels through wood that they find softened by moisture or from being decayed. Signs of a carpenter ant infestation would include seeing sawdust-like shavings, thrown from their nests and seeing the worker ants. Because these types of ants can dig through wood, an infestation of ants would cause a lot of damages to wooden structures in your home or building.
Cockroaches are one of the biggest problematic pests in North America, having the ability to adapt to various environments very quickly. They are common in commercial buildings, restaurants, apartments, and homes, usually found in the kitchens and bathrooms. There are many ways for cockroaches to enter your home or business, by coming through cracks, vents, sewer and drain pipes. They also transport with people, by boxes, grocers, and even attached to clothes of the humans themselves.
These types of insects reproduce extremely fast, and are excellent at hiding away and not being found. Because these bugs are nocturnal, they are more active during the night; you may see them scurrying away if you were to turn the light on in the middle of the night. They tend to inhabit dark, hidden areas that are high in moisture and humidity. Another sign of having a cockroach infestation is finding their droppings around your house or business. Having cockroaches as a pest is a severe risk because they transmit and are carriers of a range number of diseases and their droppings are the cause of asthma and eczema for many people.