These small brown creatures should be feared most of all at night. It's when you sleep sweetly and see colored dreams, that the bugs get to you and bite. The injection of their long beak can last up to ten minutes, but you can not even feel it, since the bite is painless. The next morning you can only detect the place of the bite that itches. Having drunk enough of your blood or the blood of your pet, the bugs blush and slowly crawl out until the next night. Of course, bedbugs are not in every home, and it pleases pleasingly. But you should be extremely cautious, after returning home from a walk. Bedbugs like to hang on to clothes, get into the house in a bag or suitcase. And if you inherited the old grandmother's sofa, be sure to check it - 90% of the probability that the bedbugs hid there. In addition, their favorite place of residence is mattresses. You just have to lie down comfortably on the bed, like the bugs here like here!
These small insects can be compared to real microbes, they are so small. They can be examined only under a microscope, but they can bring a lot of troubles. The favorite food of dust mites is the dead cells of hair and skin, which our pillows are usually strewn with. Many people, especially those prone to allergies, may suffer from negative reactions to the excrement of these ticks. If you carefully examine the dust mite under a microscope, you can see a real monster with eight hairy legs, a body of unpleasant cream shade, and thus an insect is absolutely blind, since it has no eyes. However, this fact does not prevent the tick from moving in the right direction and delivering inconvenience to people. The permanent residence of dust mites is an old mattress, it is here that up to several million of these terrible creatures can be found. But sometimes they change the place of their dislocation, trying to live in carpet, furniture or soft toys.
In our view, lice are terrible and unpleasant creatures living in human hair. But it turns out that there are lice that people are not interested in, they feed exclusively on mold and mushrooms. Book lice have a fairly small size, their color can be either white or brown. On closer examination, they are not as disgusting as other domestic insects. Book lice are called because of their special predilection for mold, which lives on the roots of books or cardboard. But these creatures do not refuse from the fungi that appear when the grain or flour is stored incorrectly. You can meet insects and under old wallpaper. Those who decided to make repairs in the apartment, can easily find uninvited guests on the walls with old glue. If you look closely, you can find book lice in wooden window frames, if due to the increased humidity the windows are damp and mold appeared on them. If you have stored in the house rare books, stamps or herbarium of the leaves, be especially careful and always check whether the book lice infested. To prevent the fight against these insects often need to ventilate the area and clean up the dust.
Flour or grain mites
Flour mites are unpleasant tiny bugs nasty translucent color with a white tint. However, their legs are much worse than the torso. They have a brighter color, but that's not all. For a more awesome effect, there are ominous claws at the ends of the legs - apparently it is easier for mites to attach to the prey. Male mites are slightly smaller than females, but this does not make their appearance any better. Insects most of all like cereals, dried fruits, cheese. If you took out a favorite product from the refrigerator and saw a brownish coating on it, it is likely that the food was attacked by grain mites. Products affected by such insects can not be eaten, as one can get poisoned. The most interesting is that such a meal tastes like a strange sweet taste, so it's important to be careful and not to be deceived. Flour mites often behave unpredictably and even settle on a clean kitchen. Get into the food they may together with the packaging. If the insects find themselves the ideal conditions, they stay there to live and to actively proliferate.
These insects can be found anywhere, from bird nests and ending with house dwellings. The favorite habitat for a carpet beetle is home appliances, furniture, empty walls, cabinet doors, and, of course, carpets. Not all these "predators" are dangerous and harmful to humans. Adult individuals have enough pollen for pleasure, while larvae of beetles can arrange a real revolution in your home. Slowly, but confidently, they can eat everything that comes their way: furniture, clothing. Moreover, it does not matter to them whether you have thrown away old clothes, or bought a new one - they are satisfied with absolutely any things. Sometimes it seems that the larvae of a beetle bug eat everything they find in the way: cat food, chocolate, sunflower seeds, animal hair. Larvae look not very presentable: they are light brown in color, they are also covered with hair. They move slowly, but confidently. If at home they can cause not too much harm, then for example in a museum they can seriously damage expensive paintings, so it is recommended to process works of art with special compositions.
If you think you've never met these insects, you're deeply mistaken. If you have house plants, then there is Gall Midges. They are very difficult to consider, but they exist, and harm plants, causing them to swell. If you carefully examine the insects under a microscope, you can consider the features of mosquitoes in them. In principle, they are so, they differ only in miniature sizes and hairy wings. How can we consider the gall midge in its flower? By their larvae, which are brightly colored, and they can be seen from afar. There are quite a few species of gall midges, and each of them has its own tastes and preferences. For example, some eat only vegetable food - flowers and mushrooms, while others do not disdain other small insects that are defenseless in comparison with them. Externally midges like mosquitoes or flies small, their size is not more than 5 mm. Gall midges are divided into different types, and hit those trees and garden plants like pear, currant, raspberry. Gall midges are awakened in the spring, after which the larvae drop to the ground and pupate.
The insect does not have wings at all, it is silvery and moves like a small fish, but this does not mean that Silverfish can not stand up for itself. "Fish" is quite fast in motion and it is possible to overtake it only to rare species of centipedes and other predatory insects, and even then not everywhere. These little creatures operate only at night. They are afraid of daylight and therefore hide in dark wet places - in the lockers in the bathroom, under the sink, under the carpets, in other secluded corners of the house. Silverfish eat a different meal: glue, paper, sugar, dandruff, etc. Insects are very interesting in their mating games. They do not just mate like many other insects, but they perform a real dance as a love foreplay. This dance has several stages, when the female and male show alternate activity. Eventually mating takes place. Insects can be found in the hallway, bedroom. It is enough to leave some clothes or other things on the floor, in the morning you can find them on the Silverfish. Receding creature only when you turn on the light.
Mold mites live where there is mold, which means that the probability of their occurrence is possible in every home. As soon as some part of the wall dampens and starts to mold, immediately on this place these terrible and unpleasant insects appear. White or brown mites can move around the house and infect foods, especially cereals and flour. They are not so scary to a person, because they do not bite, but here food, damaged by pests, comes into disrepair and can cause poisoning. In addition, the specific structure of the mites in which the hair grows can cause undesirable reactions in people prone to allergies. Fungus mites often live not only in people's homes, but also in food stores. Large barns with a huge amount of grain and flour can be a real godsend for these voracious insects, who only dream to profit at someone else's expense. Mold mites have a negative impact on human health. Their growth and reproduction contributes to a warm and humid environment. Such insects can be considered a worldwide hygienic problem.
Cat fleas are real small predators that jump high enough because they have long and strong hind legs. You probably had no luck trying to catch a flea. She was just sitting on your leg, but after a second she seemed to have evaporated in the air. But in fact, the flea just quickly navigated and jumped away, fleeing from excruciating death by flight. Fleas bite hurts. Special proboscis they bite the animal skin or human skin and suck blood like vampires. Most often, fleas prefer pets as pets - cats and dogs. However, if you do not have a cat at home, this does not mean that there are no fleas. When you walk down the street, a flea can simply cling to your clothes and thus enter the house like a spy. And when you do not expect this, it will bite you and quickly disappear from view. Fleas can jump to a height of up to 30 centimeters. When a flea jumps, it disappears completely from view, and it's a real illusion. It is a known fact that if cat fleas attack rats, they enter into a fight with rat fleas and defeat them in this fierce battle.
Many compare termites to ants, but in fact ants are much nicer in appearance and safer. In the United States, there are more than 40 varieties of these insects, and each of them is dangerous in its own way. These unpleasant creatures measuring 1.5 to 5 centimeters in light color have a soft body. They can be quite difficult to notice at first sight, and from this they become even more dangerous. Termites are rightly called silent destroyers. For a long time they can quietly and peacefully live in the house, eating wood, plasterboard and plastic. But one day the owners are horrified to find serious damage to their homes, without even realizing that small nondescript insects are capable of such a crime. If you do not take appropriate measures and do not fight with pests, they can become a real threat to the home and household plots. There are more than 2,800 species of termites all over the world, mostly found in the tropics and subtropics. However, with the development of urban infrastructure, the habitat of insects has spread to the north.
Modern houses are built of various materials - brick, wood, metal. But there was a time when the walls of the houses were plaster. Despite the fact that the outer surface was usually plastered and dried, the interior often remained moist and moist. In such cases, inevitably appeared mold - a favorite habitat for plaster bugs. In addition to walls, plaster beetles are very fond of raw basements, skirting boards. If there was a heavy downpour on the street, be prepared for the fact that these insects can be brought to your house. And if there are water leaks or clogged plums in the bathroom, beetles can be found in such places. Insects are so tiny that it is almost impossible to notice them with the naked eye. All that you can see without a magnifying glass, so it's reddish-brown points, which can be mistaken for normal pollution. In fact, it's plaster beetles. Beetles are not so easy to detect. The greater part is in the state of the larvae, and it is easier to fight with older individuals, since they are more noticeable.
Golden spider beetle
This beetle is different from unpleasant insects, similar to worms. He has a torso, tenacious paws. In addition, its coloration resembles real gold, so the insect and got the name of a golden spider bug. An insect lives on cayenne pepper, but it can come from anywhere. One of the sources of the beetle's appearance may be a dead bird that died in the nest. In addition, the beetle likes natural silk and linen, as well as woolen things. It is quite difficult to recognize an insect on clothes, a beetle can hide on a multi-colored material, like a chameleon. Daylight does not like daylight, but at night it can behave quite aggressively. This fact once again confirms: it is better to sleep at night, so you will protect yourself against encounters with uninvited guests. Despite its apparent attractiveness of the beetle can cause allergic reactions in susceptible people to the disease, so you should be careful not to take the insect in his hands.
Small flies with a length of no more than 0.1 inches have chosen sewers and sewers for their favorite habitat. The light gray or brown torso of the fly is covered with long hairs, which makes the insect look even more unpleasant and frightening. If this does not bother you and you want to get acquainted with Drain Fly, you can disassemble your shower - there these flies will be with a high probability. When you take a bath, together with water, organic particles are washed off - hair, dead skin cells, nails and so on. These materials also feed on disgusting sewage flies, where they also lay their eggs. At night, adult females and males can go for a walk - probably this is the only time when you can meet with them. If you are fast asleep at night, you can be calm, the sewage flies will not disturb you and will not cause great inconvenience. The bodies of the drain flies are covered with downy, and the wings are fleecy. The life span of sewage flies is about a month. They have an accelerated development cycle and they are rapidly spreading.
This is another lover of cereals. The insect of dark brown color can be found in any bag with grain or flour, in other conditions they simply do not survive. It would seem that a weevil can enter our house, because we do not have a grain storage facility? It's very simple - with a bag of flour bought in the store. Right now in your closet with flour can be true love events. The fact is that the larvae of the weevil feed on the grain only until they grow up and become adults. But then adult individuals leave the kernel of the grain and begin to search for themselves as companions of life for the continuation of the genus. As you know, all this is happening right in your house, maybe even now, in your kitchen cupboard. Therefore, if this idea does not inspire you and does not please, right now you need to revise all your grain stocks and clear them of wheat weevils. Wheat weevil survive a temperature of -5° for 26 days, 38-40° for 1-2 days, and at 50° perish in 6 hours.
This kind of insects can become a real invasion for your plants. Aphids are also known as plant lice that feed on vegetable juice. By color, they can differ from each other and have a color from white to black, with different shades. Every farmer or gardener, at least once in his life, encountered these harmful insects and tried to get rid of them in every possible way. Aphids are not only unpleasant in appearance, but also dangerous for plants. It feeds on juice and thereby harms the life of green plantations. Aphids can live not only on the plot of land, but even in your home. If you bought a tree or a pine tree and decided to decorate your home for Christmas, be prepared to meet with these insects that lurk in the trunk of the tree and wait for their time to go free. For this reason, before you bring a coniferous tree home, you should carefully shake off uninvited guests from it. However, do not overdo it, and do not shake the aphids along with the Christmas tree needles.