The Brown Recluse: Part 2 of 5

OTHER RECLUSES There are two non-native species in North America. The Mediterranean recluse is a worldwide tramp species. It has been reported in many locations around the country; however, a typical infestation is large in number yet restricted to one to several buildings. The exception is in central Washington DC, where they’re fairly common. Finding…

Some Myths about Rodents

Few pests generate as many persistent myths as do pest rodents and their management. Who hasn’t heard stories about “rats as big as cats,” and how some rodenticides supposedly make rodents go outside to drink, or perhaps allegedly mummify them? Here are some of my favorite myths: MYTH: SEWER RATS ARE DIFFERENT FROM WHARF RATS.…

Cockroaches: Common or Controversial

Cockroaches: Common or Controversial?  By Dr. Stuart Mitchell Traced back over 200 million years through the fossil record, cockroaches are primitive, but their diversity is almost unrivaled. Globally, over 4,000 species of cockroaches exist. Pest pressures are represented by about 50 species. Pestiferous species originate from tropical countries. Resulting from international travel and trade importation,…

St George and Silverfish

Silverfish are a common pest in the St. George and surrounding areas of southern Utah. At Southwest Exterminators we are trained to search out the cause of the problem and rectify, rather than just treat the pest symptom. Silverfish feed on proteins and starchy materials found within your home. Glues are found behind wall paper…

Introducing The Turkistan Cockroach

The Turkistan cockroach is the most prolific in St. George, Hurricane, and surrounding communities. Typically local home and business owners will call once the nymphs (juvenile roaches) are seen. Below is a great picture of a nymph and an adult. The nymphs are a deep red with a black rear end. They will have this…

Introducing the Oriental Cockroach

The Oriental cockroach will reach an inch or so and look like someone took black boot polish to them and polished’em up. They are shiny black and require a great deal of moisture. They predominantly live in irrigation control boxes and the sewer system. If you are like me and take your dog on evening…