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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Weird Bug Facts in Little Rock

You've seen them all - the cockroaches, the spiders, the rodents and ants. But you've never seen THAT type of bug dash across your floor before. Little Rock pests come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some types that are more uncommon and more peculiar than their "normal" counterparts. If you have a termite infestation in North Little Rock, bed bugs in Conway, cockroaches in Cabot or see any of these strange pests around your home give Clark Exterminating a call today. We've been the Central Arkansas pest control experts for over 30 years, and we know how to get rid of your bug problem. Without further ado, here's some strange bugs that you might find around Little Rock.

Centipedes
The Latin scholars out there may already know this, but the word "centipede" comes from the word centi, or "hundred", and pedes, or "feet". Pretty straightforward, since the distinguishing feature of most centipedes are their many legs. These bugs are yellowish-brown with dark stripes and are known for congregating in high-moisture areas such as attics or basements. As with many insects, the best way to keep them out of your home is to patch any leaks and fill any holes that may lead to the outside. Furthermore, some species of centipede have poison jaws that can cause swelling and pain, so take care when handling them.

Millipedes
The centipede's older brother, the millipede is more wormlike and darker in coloring with orange or red markings. Luckily, millipedes are much more dependent on water than centipedes, and it's difficult for them to survive in the home because it is usually too dry. However, if you leave food out and have a constant source of moisture they can become a problem. With all the recent ice and rain in Little Rock, it may be a good idea to check your roof and home for any damage that could make for a possible entry point. Also, they secrete a foul-smelling liquid from their skin that can cause irritation in humans and can be toxic to pets, so be careful to keep your home dry and clean.

Earwigs
Earwigs are big, fast, and not very attractive as insects go. They are reddish and dark brown in coloring with a flat body and a c-shaped rear appendage used to attack. These pests are usually clustered together in moist locations, such as under trash bags or leaf piles.

Silverfish
The aptly-named silverfish is, you guessed it, silver in color and exhibits fast fishlike movements. Roughly 3/4 inch long, the silverfish is found throughout the U.S. including Arkansas and like to eat paper products and food such as flour. If you see bite marks in your wallpaper or your flour bags, be wary of a silverfish infestation.

These are just a few of the uncommon pests in Little Rock, but there are certainly more that make their way into homes every year. If you are uncertain about the type of bugs that are invading your home, or if you need pest control of any kind around Little Rock, contact Clark Exterminating today and let us take care of your bug problem.

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