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Other Pests

Earwigs: (Dermaptera)

Earwigs prefer to hide in cool, damp spaces. During the day, these insects will take shelter under stones, logs, mulch and other debris. Earwigs are active at night and are busy searching for food. Earwigs are attracted to light so you may see them near light sources trying to make a meal out of the other insects attracted to the light.

ACT Pest Control will address your earwig problem. Finding and treating the earwigs can be challenging, especially if they are spread throughout your yard. ACT Pest Control provides their expertise to identify the pest problem and determine the best possible solution .

Millipedes: (Diplopoda)

Millipedes are a common pest found throughout Australia. ACT Pest Control can provide millipede control treatments and strategies to Minimise and remove millipedes from your home or work environment.

Millipedes are harmless to humans, however when in large numbers they can infest your home and make their way into furniture and storage areas. Millipedes are detrivores, which means they only eat decaying or dead plant matter. They can live up to 7 years and also can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. From year to year millipede numbers vary and is dependent on the seasons, and are accustomed to higher humidity environments.

In Australia they are commonly known as “Black Millipedes” or the “Portuguese Millipede” As well as being an unwanted pest in homes, they are herbivores so in particularly high numbers they can destroy vegetation and seedlings.

If you’ve ever squished a millipede you’ll certainly be aware of the pungent odour they emit, and is part of their natural defense mechanism that has evolved to ward off prey, particularly birds. Millipedes will also secrete a yellowish liquid that can stain hands and clothes, and can be irritating if it comes in contact with your eyes. It can however be quickly removed by washing in water.

Pantry Moths: (Plodia interpunctella)

Moths: The most common household moth is known as the Indian meal moth or the pantry moth.

Pantry moths are one of the most bothersome pests to have to deal with; they ruin your food and lay eggs everywhere. Pantry moths can be identified by their whitish-grey color and are generally no larger than an inch or two. The moment you see a pantry moth, immediately address the problem unless you want to see your pantry crawling with moths. Once you find one, there are sure to be many others nearby, either hidden or visible. In a nutshell, you must first kill the existing infestation of moths and then take steps to prevent them from ever returning. Read on to learn exactly how to get rid of pantry moths.

Pantry moths live for one reason – to create more moths. Though these moths only have a two-week life span after reaching adulthood, the females are capable of laying up to 400 eggs at a time. Pantry moths leave behind cocoon webbing and worm-like larvae, typically within dry food products. Although they prefer dried food, they also tend to infest flours, grains, candy, and similar foods. Look for any open containers or cereal boxes and clean these out. Even if you don’t see anything that may indicate pantry moths have been there, it’s a good idea to clean out containers and throw out old open boxes. If you are throwing anything out, make sure you keep this trash separate from your other trash, and leave it outside when you finish.